New COVID-19 Restrictions

In this fast-changing situation, which is affecting society at all levels, it is important for Scouting to remain strong and continue supporting our local communities. In order to do this, we need to set a good example and put the health and safety of our members, leaders and their families first. In line with new government restrictions the following measures are being introduced with an effective date of 19th of August.

The restrictions follow the current decisions of the state institutions.

  1. Only indoor activities/meetings of less than 15 members and adults are allowed and subject to conformity with the guidelines issued by the Health Department for Voluntary Organisations. Your attention is drawn to the following:

1.1. An attendance log and a temperature log must be kept when using indoors

1.2. Hand sanitiser is to be applied on entry/exit to building

1.3. Toilets are disinfected before and after the meeting/activity

1.4. Frequently used surfaces are disinfected during prolonged use of the indoor building (tables, switches, door handles) – This applies to long stays inside a building

1.5. ALL participants MUST wear a mask for the whole duration.

1.6. A minimum distance of 2 meters is kept between participants

1.7. Any activities and meetings are to be attended ONLY by TSAM members

  1. Only outdoor activities/meetings of less than 15 members and adults are allowed. Your attention is drawn to the following:

2.1. A minimum distance of 2 meters is kept between participants

2.2. Any activities and meetings are to be attended ONLY by TSAM members

(masks are not obligatory)

 

The following previous restrictions are still in effect:

    • Camps are only permitted in single and two person tents.
    • No organisation wide SOPs will be prepared at IHQ level. However, each GSL should prepare SOPs for their own Groups as each Group has different site conditions.
    • Travel ban remains. GSLs are advised to inform the IC asap if they are planning foreign travel.

For more detailed regulations about indoor use for meetings and activities refer to the guidelines issued by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector.

 

Updated on 18 August 2020.