Re-opening after Covid-19

As per Scouts Victoria communications.


From June 22, campsites can open and be used for the following:

  • Scout program day activities (no overnight Scouting program activities until July 13)
  • Scout camping in tents as part of an overnight hike or as a single night activity
  • Self-contained external hirers in caravans
  • Groups of external hirers in cabins, bunk houses or camping
  • School Groups

From July 13, campsites can be used for the following:

  • Overnight Scouting program activities including accommodation in cabins, tents, bunkhouses, etc.

All above users of campsites must:

  • Be in groups of no more than 20, as part of a single group booking. This limit does not apply to school groups
  • Communal toilets, showers and cooking facilities may be shared if they are cleaned at least twice per day, unless the campsite is in a very remote area
  • Ensure that there is regular cleaning of frequently touched surfaces in shared areas
  • Record name and phone number of all attendees and date/time of arrival and departure
  • Where food is served at a campsite, it needs to follow hospitality industry guidelines for the serving of food and drink.


  • While in use, campsite must be cleaned at least twice a day.  
  • Soiled surfaces and spills should be cleaned with water and detergent – this can be in the form of a detergent solution or wipes.
  • Frequently touched surfaces should be disinfected with either a disinfectant spray (e.g. bleach cleaner or  Glen 20, etc) or disinfectant wipes. 2-in-1 wipes (cleaner and disinfectant) can also be used if it states that it is effective against viruses.
  • Equipment used in activities should be cleaned between use and not shared during the activity.
  • Any kitchen utensils used should be thoroughly washed in a normal manner (either by hand or in a dishwasher).
  • Fabric material (tea towels, clothes, etc) that can’t be wiped with bleach should be washed as normal in a washing machine etc.

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