Campsites

What are the vaccination requirements for campsites?

Anybody aged 18 years or over who shares a tent, room, cabin, bunkhouse etc must be fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption.

Leaders, helpers or Rovers undertaking a Leader or Service role must be fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption.

Further guidance on Vaccination for Scouting is available in the How Does the Vaccination Mandate Affect…? FAQ.

Can Scout groups share communal facilities such as toilets and showers at campsites?

Toilets and shower facilities can be shared by more than one group as long as either:

  • all participants aged 18 years or over are fully vaccinated, OR
  • the toilets are cleaned at least twice per day.

Where all aged 18 years or over are fully vaccinated, or if toilets and / or showers are allocated for the exclusive use by a single Scout booking, they only need to be cleaned between bookings.

Can groups access shared dining facilities at campsites?

Indoor dining facilities at campsites can be used as long as:

  • All guests aged 18 years or over are fully vaccinated or have a medical exception
  • A 1 person per 2 sqm density quotient is in place
  • All severs wear face masks
  • Guests wear face masks unless they are eating or drinking

Can Scout campsites open for non-Scouting bookings?

Campsites can open accommodation for multiple community group bookings (such as a club) in line with the same guidelines for Scout camping.

There are no limits to the number of people in family / public bookings. All guests aged 18 years or over as part of a family booking must be fully vaccinated to access indoor accommodation such as cabins and bunkhouses.

Can non-Scouting bookings share communal toilets and showers at campsites?

Toilets and shower facilities can be shared by multiple bookings as long as all guests in the booking aged 18 years or over are fully vaccinated or the toilets and showers are cleaned twice a day.

Where all aged 18 years or over are fully vaccinated, or if toilets and / or showers are allocated for the exclusive use by a single booking, they only need to be cleaned between bookings.

Do we need a COVID Check-in Marshals at the campsite?

In lieu of COVID Check-in Marshals, campsites must ensure that all visitors to the site are recorded on either the accommodation booking register or using QR Codes for day visitors and workers who enter communal areas.

Can we have school groups at our campsites?

Under the Pandemic Orders, multiple schools can attend a campsite and the vaccination rules and capacity limits do not apply to school children attending school camps if a teacher is present.

Individual schools may have their own requirements and the Victorian Schools Operation Guide will specify the Department of Education and Training requirements for school camps.

Can campsites use QR Codes?

QR Codes are not required for guests booked into accommodation. However, a QR Code is required for visitors to a campsite communal area who are not booked into accommodation. This includes day visitors, workers, contractors. etc.

Refer to the Record keeping and QR Codes FAQs.

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