Summary of Restrictions

This table shows a summary of the restrictions.

Refer to the specific FAQs for details.

 

These restrictions are in place from 11:59 pm on June 24, 2022.
The Pandemic Declaration has been extended until October 12, 2022.

Scout Halls

No limits on the number who can attend and no density quotient

Leaders and Adult Helpers are no longer required to be vaccinated unless their role includes disability care

QR Code check-in or attendance register is no longer required in Scout Halls.

Face masks are no longer required to be worn in Scout Halls, unless you are a close contact.

There are no limits on the number who can attend a sleepover, but it is recommended that all attendees should have received a negative COVID test (PCR or Rapid Antigen) within 48 hours prior to attending a sleepover at a hall.

Hall Hire

No limits on the number who can attend and no density quotient

Hall Hirers are responsible for ensuring that their workers have been vaccinated if the vaccination requirements still apply to them (e.g. disability care workers).

QR Code check-in is no longer required for Hall Hires.

Face masks are no longer required to be worn in Scout Halls.

Outdoor Activities

Maximum of 500 participants otherwise the activity must be assessed as a Major Event (see below).

Leaders and Adult Helpers are no longer required to be vaccinated unless their role includes disability care

QR Code check-in is not required.

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

Camping

There are no limits on the number of Scout members who can share a tent or other accommodation, but it is recommended that all attendees should have received a negative COVID test (PCR or Rapid Antigen) within 48 hours prior to attending a camp, otherwise they should camp in single person accommodation.

Campsites

No limits on the size of bookings.

There are no requirements to demonstrate vaccination status

All facilities can be shared

Travel

Face masks are currently required on public transport and on buses.

Interstate Travel

Interstate travel reverts to pre-pandemic rules.

Record Keeping and QR Codes

Updated generic COVIDSafe Plan is available here COVIDSafe Plan.

Attendance records are no longer required for COVID-19 purposes for indoor or outdoor Scouting activity unless overnight accommodation is used.

Victorian Government QR Code Check-in Service is no longer required.

A COVID Check-in Marshal is no longer required.

Personal Hygiene and Cleaning

Personal hygiene requirements are still recommended.

Regular cleaning and disinfecting is still recommended.

There is no requirement for a COVID Deep Clean subsequent to a positive case attending Scouting.

Testing

 

It is recommended that all attendees (including youth members, young adult members, leaders, adult helpers, parents, etc) should have received a negative COVID test (PCR or Rapid Antigen) within 48 hours prior to attending an activity that includes:

  • Sharing a tent or other accommodation such as cabins or bunkhouses
  • Hall sleepover
  • Attending a major event (see below)

Where a COVID test could not be undertaken within 48 hours prior to attending an event, the participant should stay in single person accommodation until a COVID test can be performed.

An online pre-event COVID Screening form is available for Leaders in Charge to register their event so participants complete the form before attending: Pre-Event COVID Screening Registration for Leader in Charge.

Vaccination

Leaders and Adult Helpers are no longer required to be vaccinated unless their role includes disability care

Parents, young adult members or youth members are not required to be vaccinated to attend Scouting.

Face Masks

Face masks are only required if you are a close contact and attending indoor Scouting, or while travelling on buses or public transport , unless you have an exemption.

Major Events

Including state-wide events and/or events with greater than 500 participants

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

Major Events must have an event-specific COVIDSafe Major Event plan.

State-wide events and/or events with greater than 500 participants must be assessed to determine if pre-event COVID testing is required.

You must contact coronavirus@scoutsvictoria.com.au for any planned event over 500 participants.

 

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