Covid-19 updates

Here you will find the regular Covid-19 updates and guidance issued to Woodcraft Folk groups and members.

Updated 10 September 2021

COVID-19 Update: current restrictions for groups in England, Scotland & Wales

Restrictions on numbers attending indoor, outdoor and residential events have been lifted across the UK.

Measures to control the spread of infection, such as good hand hygeine, ventilating indoor spaces, and distancing to reduce close contact between participants, remain an important part of responding to the continued risk presented by the Covid-19 virus. The use of lateral flow/rapid tests is required for camps and residential activities. The wearing of face coverings by older children and adults in indoor spaces remains a requirement in Scotland and Wales

Woodcraft Folk's latest guidance to groups is available below; additional guidance applicable to the youth work sector is also available from:

Next Steps

Any groups who have yet to resume face-to-face should share their risk assessment with Folk Office to ensure that adequate insurance cover is in place. A Template Risk Assessment is available to support your planning, but should be tailored to your own group's approach & venue(s). Other resources that may support your planning include:


If you have any questions regarding our policies and procedures regarding COVID-19, please email

All Groups Update September 2021.pdf231.3 KB
Residential Guidance Webinar.pdf425.39 KB
Outdoor Sessions (England) - Risk Assessment Template.xls45.5 KB
Outdoor Sessions (Scotland) - Risk Assessment Template.xls46 KB