Returning to Limited indoor Scouting

The current Victorian coronavirus restrictions remain in place until July 12.

Here is a summary:

  • There should no face-to-face Scouting in a designated “hot zone” where a stay at home restriction is in place and if you live in a designated “hot zone”, you should not attend any face-to-face Scouting
  • No indoor Scouting face to face until July 13 (e.g.in Halls or private residences)
  • Active Outdoor Scouting - proper bushwalking, urban hikes, cycling, adventurous activities etc – where all participants are aged 18 years old or under, there are now no limits to the number of participants and the 1.5m physical distancing requirement does not need to be enforced
  • Only adults needed to run the activity should be in attendance and they should be easily recognisable as involved i.e. ask an adult helper to wear a Group scarf for the activity.
  • Activities involving adults as participants (e.g. Rovers, parents or Leader only activities) have further restrictions
  • The more passive and social Scouting outdoor activities such as presentations, Unit Councils, break up parties, casual games, campfires etc are restricted to ten participants
  • All activities outside the hall must be registered in scOut and About
  • Scouting in Halls and overnight at Scouts campsites in due to resume on July 13, subject to the Victorian government relaxation of restrictions continuing as planned from July 12.

At this stage, Scout Groups should be expecting that indoor activities are limited to the lesser of 20 or 1 person per 4 sqm in each indoor space. This may be relaxed further when the Victorian government provides more information, expected from July 6.

Click here to view current FAQ's

Click here to see Scouts Victoria’s latest COVID-19 guidelines.

Click here to see our Guide to Section Meetings in the Hall.

Click here to see our Guide to Hall Hires.

Please use the coming weeks to plan how your Sections will operate next term.

Getting our halls ready

The coming weeks are about getting ready to go back to our halls. There is a little bit of planning to do, so we’ve prepared a short video to help you to get in the headspace to be covid-safe.

Share page