If a Positive Case or Close Contact attends Scouting, please refer to the Positive Cases and Contacts FAQs
From December 16, 2021 the following vaccination requirements apply to Scouts Victoria members, supporters and visitors. It is expected that these rules will remain in place until 11:59pm on January 12, 2022.
- Anybody aged 18 years or over must be fully vaccinated, or have a medical exemption, to participate in indoor Scouting, attend major events or share accommodation.
- Registered leaders, helpers, etc must be fully vaccinated, or have a medical exemption, to lead or help with face-to-face Scouting, indoors or outdoors.
- Registered leaders, helpers, etc must have their vaccination status recorded in Operoo otherwise they are classified as unvaccinated and are unable to undertake face-to-face Scouting
- If you are unable to be vaccinated due to a valid medical exemption, you are classified as fully vaccinated. If you are unable to show your vaccination status, you are classified as unvaccinated.
- Updated generic COVIDSafe Plans for indoor and outdoor Scouting, large events, campsites, BBQs and Xmas Tree sales will soon be available in the COVIDSafe Plans FAQs.
Further guidance on Vaccination for Scouting is available in the Vaccination Requirements FAQs, and for specific roles in the How Does the Vaccination Mandate Affect…? FAQs.
The following people must be fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption to attend Indoor Scouting:
- All Leaders, helpers, visitors, etc
- Rovers and Venturers aged 18 years
- Parents who are spectating, helping out, or dropping off/ picking up, etc inside the hall – otherwise they must drop off/ pick up outside
- All attendees aged 18 years or over as part of a Hall Hire, unless they are an essential public support service
Halls must have a COVID Check-in Marshal to ensure QR Code check-in or an attendance list is used to record attendees and to confirm vaccination status of any attendees aged 18 years or over.
Unvaccinated people aged 18 years or over can enter a hall to access bathrooms, to shelter from severe weather or to escape from an unsafe situation / emergency.
Further guidance on Indoor Scouting is available in the Scout Halls FAQs.
- All workers including Leaders, adult helpers, rostered parents, etc must be fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption. This includes unregistered parents or visitors who are helping out with the activity on an ad-hoc basis.
- Youth members aged under 18 years are not required to be vaccinated, even if undertaking a service role at a major event
- Parents who are only spectating or dropping off are not required to be vaccinated, unless they are helping out with the activity
- Rovers acting in a leader or service role are workers and must be fully vaccinated outdoors, otherwise they can attend outdoor Scouting as participants and are not required to be vaccinated
- Activities away from your District must be registered in Out and About, even if they are at a Scout campsite
- Refer to Outdoor Activities FAQs.
Campsites / Accommodation / Sleepovers
- All members aged 18 years or over must be fully vaccinated to share a tent, cabin, bunkhouse, etc or to attend a hall sleepover
Public / family bookings can attend a campsite without requiring vaccination but cannot enter any shared indoor communal areas such as dining areas, etc unless all aged 18 years or over are fully vaccinated.
- People do not need to be vaccinated to share toilets and/or showers as long as they are cleaned at least twice a day. Where a group has exclusive access to toilets and/or showers, or all aged 18 years or over are fully vaccinated, the toilets and/or showers can just be cleaned between bookings.
- Schoolchildren on school camps do not need to comply with vaccination requirements
- Refer to Campsites FAQs.
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. Direct email notification is only used for significant changes, and not until the pandemic orders have been published.
For further queries about this direction or any other coronavirus related issues, please contact email@example.com.