COVID-Safe Scouting

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice

Current advice

All activities will be run in accordance with NSW public health orders in place at the time.

  • Public health orders and Scouts NSW advice can change rapidly.

  • Leaders will advise changes and any additional policies required prior to and during an event.

  • Activities may be cancelled or modified at late notice.

COVID-Safe Protocols

Our return to face-to-face Scouting is highly dependent on our COVID-safe protocols being followed and effective.

We ask all families to take these new protocols seriously. Please do your part to help keep our Scouts and families safe.

Attendees will be asked to leave the activity if they can not follow the rules.

Cleaning and Hygiene

We must clean the hall AFTER every use.

  • All Scouts are expected to help clean the hall before leaving.

  • Hand sanitizer dispensers have been deployed at the front door, bathrooms & kitchen.

  • All attendees are required to wash or sanitize their hands on every entry and exit. Pump in & pump out.

  • The bathrooms have been equipped with paper towel dispensers and disinfectant surface sprays.

  • High-touch areas and equipment will be sprayed and wiped with disinfectant before and after each use or meeting.

  • We have employed a cleaner to deep-clean the hall multiple times each week.

Physical distancing

Adults and youth members are required to maintain physical distancing as much as possible.

Currently in the school classroom, physical distancing is not mandated.

In a Scouting environment, we recommend youth members keep a 1.5 m distance from one another, however we understand this is not always realistic for some activities.

It is essential that all other COVID-Safe requirements are met, regardless of physical distancing arrangements.

Sickness, Illness, Symptoms

Attendees to any event with signs of illness such as fever, coughing, sore throat, runny nose, etc will be sent home immediately.

Any reported or confirmed case of Coronavirus among attendees, the people you live with, or someone you’ve been in close contact with must be reported immediately to your Leaders.

You should stay home and DO NOT attend Scouts if:

  • You have an illness (or even mild symptoms) such as fever, cough, sore throat, rash, runny nose or fever even if you feel well. You should arrange to be tested for COVID-19 in keeping with NSW Health guidelines.

  • Anyone in your home has been asked to self-quarantine.

NSW Department of Health Advice

Refer to NSW Health Website for more detailed and up-to-date information.