As the United States and Canadian governments update and evolve their COVID-19 responses, the Board of Directors continues to review and update its policies. This supports our Kingdoms to make the choices required by their specific circumstances, and allows people to safely participate in the Society we all love. As circumstances change, so does the Society’s policy, meeting the Board’s responsibility to act diligently, with due care and in good faith.
With vaccines for children becoming available progressively, on 28 December 2021, the Board of Directors amended the COVIDSafe Policy to address these changes.
Paragraph 5 now reads:‘Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test shall not be required for children who are ineligible by virtue of their age. In addition to the normal sanctions process, anyone challenging event staff regarding the enforcement of this COVID policy shall be denied entry to or be immediately removed from the event.’
This change is effective in the USA from 1 February 2022 and in Canada from 1 March 2022.
The full policy is available here: https://www.sca.org/news/covidsafe-proof-of-fully-vaccinated-status-or-negative-covid-test-policy-resolution/