A record must be taken of all people who attend an indoor or outdoor Scouting activity. This includes youth members, Leaders (including visiting District leaders), helpers, carers, parents, visitors, etc.
Victorian Government QR Code Service is required for halls but use of a sign in system is still recommended for youth members. Refer to the Record keeping and QR Codes FAQs.
A COVID Check-in Marshal is required for all indoor and outdoor activities. A COVID Check-in Marshal can be a nominated Leader, Adult Helper or Youth Member, etc who is responsible for ensuring that all attendees check-in using a QR Code or attendance record. The COVID Check-In Marshal can undertake other activities, but their primary responsibility should be to ensure all attendees check-in.
The COVID Check-in Marshal is also required to confirm a person’s vaccination status, if necessary.
Personal Hygiene and Cleaning
Personal hygiene requirements remain unchanged
Cleaning and disinfecting is still required for frequently touched surfaces between groups attending an indoor activity and for frequently touched equipment for outdoor activities.
Where ongoing cleaning has occurred at the property prior to an exposure, there is no requirement for a COVID Deep Clean subsequent to a positive case attending Scouting.
Volunteer workers, such as leaders etc, must be fully vaccinated or an excepted person to undertake indoor Scouting.
Youth members aged over 12 years and 2 months must be fully vaccinated or an excepted person to undertake indoor Scouting.
Volunteer workers, such as leaders etc, must be fully vaccinated or an excepted person to lead or assist outdoor Scouting.
Youth participants are not required to be vaccinated to undertake outdoor Scouting, unless it is a major event.