**This supersedes any previous policy**.
- Due to changes in State and local regulations, the SCA’s COVIDSafe policy will be discontinued in An Tir effective March 15, 2022. This means event attendees will no longer have to show their Proof of Vaccination Card or Negative COVID test result to enter SCA activities . (However, all current BC regulations will still apply to any events located in BC.)
- Automatic suspension of Branch or Kingdom Activities due to a positive COVID test will be discontinued effective March 15, 2022.
Going Forward All Events:
- Must comply with prevailing regulations regarding mask mandates or other COVID requirements which are applicable at the event location at the time of the event.
- Masks should be worn if required according to State, Provincial, and/or local mandates applicable at the event location at the time of the event.
- The standard disclaimer language from Society must be posted anywhere the event is advertised, including but not limited to the Crier, gate, Facebook events, and the AnTir calendar page:
From Society: “No matter what safety precautions we put in place, there is no substitute for each individual being educated about the risk to themselves and their loved ones and making responsible choices to protect themselves and others from this virus.”
- Contact tracing will no longer be required.
- Staff will be vigilant with respect to sanitizing and handwashing and follow all applicable guidelines regarding food prep which apply to the location where the event is held.
Although Pre-Registration is an efficient and effective way to allow contact tracing to occur; an event DOES NOT have to require Pre-Registration for attendance. If a branch decides not to use pre-registration, they must have the normal sign in paperwork at the event.
A Branch may decide to suspend local activities due to the rate of the virus spreading in the future. If a branch chooses to suspend activities, such suspension must comply with the following:
- A definite period of closure or timeline to reopening must be set at the inception of the suspension. For example, 2 weeks, 10 days, 30 days etc. There must be an end date for the length of the suspension. A branch may not suspend its activities indefinitely.
- The Branch must notify the Kingdom Seneschal prior to implementing the suspension.
- If suspension of activities makes it so a branch is unable to hold their required event for the year, the Branch must contact the Kingdom Seneschal and obtain a variance.
Please see the updated policy located at: Virtual Court 1-12-2022