Summary of Restrictions

This table shows a summary of the restrictions.

Refer to the specific FAQs for details.

 

From 11:59pm on November 18, 2021

Scout Halls

No limits on the number who can attend

Those aged over 12 years and 2 months must be fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption

Hall Hire

No limits on the number who can attend

Those aged over 12 years and 2 months must be fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption

Outdoor Activities

Maximum of 500 participants unless all participants aged over 12 years and two months are fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption

Activities away from your District must be registered in Out and About, even if at a Scout campsite

Camping

No restrictions on the number who can share a tent but those aged over 12 years and 2 months must be fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption

Campsites

No limits on the size of bookings.

Family bookings need to be vaccinated if they access indoor communal areas such as dining areas.

Unvaccinated people can access shared toilets/showers as long as they are cleaned at least twice a day.

School groups do not need to be vaccinated if a teacher is present

Travel

Face masks are required on public transport and travelling extended distances on buses if unable to get vaccinated

Face masks not required if car pooling

Interstate Travel

Unless you are travelling within the Border Community, you should coronavirus@scoutsvictoria.com.au if you are planning an interstate visit.

Record Keeping and QR Codes

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.  

Vaccination

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.

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

Face Masks

Face masks are generally not required at Scouting, except when using public transport, serving food or providing first aid.

Masks are also recommended for primary school age children, which includes Joey Scouts and Cub Scouts, but are generally not required at Scouting except when travelling extended distances on buses.

Major Events

There are no limits to the size of Major Events and events do not require registration or approval by Department of Health.

Events above 500 participants must have an event-specific COVIDSafe Event plan and all participants aged over 12 years and 2 months must be fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption

You must contact coronavirus@scoutsvictoria.com.au for any planned event over 200 participants

 

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