Last Updated 27 March 2020
The most important action you can take in an emergency is to stay calm.
We each play an important role in adopting a calm approach to COVID-19, while being mindful of our actions to limit the effect on our own health, as well as the impact it has on those around us.
The following guidelines are adopted from the Department of Health advice and as such may change.
This information was updated on 27 March 2020.
The Federal and State Governments have now announced a series of new measures and recommendations to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19. They both share the view that only the most essential face-to-face interactions should continue at this time.
This means Scouts NSW will no longer continue any face to face Scouting for the time being. Instead, we are activating a series of new channels to enable adults and young people to stay connected to Scouting over the coming months.
- We are creating Virtual groups through our Microsoft Teams platform to allow Groups and Sections to meet.
- The Youth program team is launching some alternative program suggestions, which will be regularly updated. They include a range of activities delivered through Project Patrols and aligned to the Special Interest Areas of our program.
- We are encouraging members to participate in the World Organisation of Scouting (WOSM) events including Scouts Earth Hour on 28 March and Jamboree on the Internet on 3-5 April.
- Our NSW Scouts Lones Group will be making some of their programs, activities and worksheets available.
- A series of weekly challenges will be launched, which young people can complete together with family or friends, thereby introducing new people to Scouting activities.
At all times, we are guided by our priority to protect the health and safety of all our members.