Update 7 July: Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell shire will return to Stage 3 restrictions from 11:59pm on Wednesday 8 July 2020. Further information about how this affects the return to Face to Face Scouting will be advised in the coming days.
The State Government decision to 'lock down' 10 Melbourne postcodes will impact on Scout Groups within the affected areas - and members who live in these areas but attend Scouting elsewhere.
These 'hot zones' are returning to Stage 3 Stay and Home Restrictions. The postcodes are listed below.
For Scouting, this means from July 1 until July 31:
- No face-to-face Scouting can be undertaken within these designated 'hot zones'
- This includes any indoor or outdoor face-to-face Scouting activities for any members (including Rovers)
- Any members who live in one of the designated 'hot zones' cannot attend any face-to-face Scouting, even if their group is located outside of a 'hot zone'
- Halls and other property in the designated 'hot zones' should remain closed for activities until July 31
- As per the original stage 3 stay at home restrictions, you are permitted to visit halls to ensure they are secure and to undertake essential maintenance only.
These rules will also apply in any other areas 'locked down' by the State Government in the future.
The postcodes affected by the 'lock down' are below. The latest full list of restricted suburbs can be found at https://www.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions-victoria
|3012||Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray|
|3021||Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans|
|3032||Ascot Vale, Highpoint City, Maribyrnong, Travancore|
|3038||Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens|
|3042||Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie|
|3046||Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park|
|3047||Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana|
|3055||Brunswick south, Brunswick west, Moonee vale, Moreland west|
|3064||Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickelham, Roxburgh Park, Kalkallo|
List updated 4 July
For groups not affected by the additional restrictions, previous advice remains
With the return of Face to Face Scouting around the corner, we need to ensure that rovers are doing so safely. Although most halls should be maintained by groups, some groups might overlook Dens. Some crews or units may also have their own space.
Below are some links regarding returning to Limited Indoor Scouting. The latest information can always be found on the Scouts Victoria website.
Please make sure your crew is across the latest information - we want to be back to 'normal' Rovering as quickly and safely as possible.
The latest information is available at Returning to Limited indoor Scouting including;
- The Scouts Victoria Return to Scouting COVID-19 FAQ's can be found here
- The latest Scouts Victoria COVID-19 Guidelines
- Guide to Section Meetings in the Hall