Current Advice

From 11:59 pm on April 22, 2022, COVID-19 restrictions have significantly relaxed across Victoria. The following requirements apply to Scouts Victoria members, supporters and visitors. Further guidance is available in the Summary of Restrictions.

Key Changes

  • Only Leaders, adult helpers and other workers (such as campsite workers, etc) need to be fully vaccinated and have received at least 2 doses of COVID vaccine or have a medical exemption
  • Parents (including rostered parents), young adult members (ie Rovers) and youth members are not required to be vaccinated
  • QR Code Check-in and COVID Check-in Marshals are no longer required
  • Face masks are not required unless travelling on a bus or public transport

Close Contacts

Close contacts can now leave seven-day self-quarantine as long as they comply with specific requirements. Close contacts can attend Scouting if they:

  • are not showing any COVID-like symptoms, and
  • have received a negative result from a Rapid Antigen test undertaken on the day of attendance (and each subsequent day for an overnight event), and
  • wear a face mask indoors (unless an exception applies), and
  • do not share accommodation, such as tents, bunkhouses or hall sleepovers.

COVID Testing

It is recommended that all attendees (including youth members, young adult members, leaders, adult helpers, parents, etc) receive 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
  • Sleepover at a hall or similar property
  • COVID Testing may also be required at some Major Events (see below).

A COVID test undertaken as part of work or school surveillance is acceptable to demonstrate a negative COVID test.

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.

Further COVID guidance for Scouting is available on the Summary of Restrictions page or in the COVID-19 FAQs.

This webpage and associated FAQs are regularly updated to provide the latest Scouts Victoria guidance on current COVID-19 restrictions.

For further queries about this direction or any other coronavirus related issues, please contact

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New members are welcome to attend on the relevant section meeting night with your first 3 nights free! Conditions apply.

Joeys (ages 5-7) – Thursday – 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Cubs (ages 8-10) – Monday – 7.00pm to 8.30pm

Scouts (ages 11-14) – Wednesday – 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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