COVID Safe Event Guidelines

Updated: 6 January 2022

These guidelines are provided to assist with the running of general geocaching events organised by Geocaching Victoria Inc. There may be additional or different requirements put in place for larger events such as Mega events, these will be covered separately.

In all cases, the current Government or Local Authority requirements must be adhered to and override any guidelines set out below.

Attendance

Please, do not attend our events if any of the following apply:

  • If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have not recovered.
  • If you have been in close contact with a known case of COVID-19 in the last 7 days.
  • If you have recently been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting your results.
  • If you have flu like symptoms (fever, coughing, sore throat or shortness of breath).
  • If you have been directed to quarantine by any State Health Service.

Location

Events are to be held outside in the open air and at locations away from where it is expected larger crowds may otherwise gather (i.e., not at playgrounds, shopping centres, popular beaches or picnic areas, etc.).

Vaccination Status

Vaccination status checks are not required outdoors and therefore are not required at our regular events.

Face Masks

Wearing of face masks is strongly recommend if you can’t physically distance, even if you are outdoors, or if you are with people who may be vulnerable to COVID-19. Carry your mask at all times when away from home.

Physical Distancing

We encourage you to practice physical distancing whilst at events. This means greeting people with a smile or wave rather than shaking hands, hugging, or kissing. Stay 1.5 metres away from people where you can.

Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer will be provided at all Geocaching Victoria events. We encourage the use of this when you arrive and when you leave, at the very least. Also, use of sanitizer after touching communal surfaces (tabletops, handrails etc) is encouraged.

Logbook

To avoid communal touch surfaces, logbooks will not be available at our events. Instead, we use the Victorian Government QR Code Service to check-in to the event. If you don’t have a smartphone, or are unable to scan the QR code, please see the event host who will help you with this. Alternatively, a friend can scan with their smart phone and enter your details on your behalf.

Crowding and Numbers

While every effort has gone into hosting events that will minimise crowding of attendees, and overall numbers these are still open events and we rely on attendees showing due caution and exercising Covid safe practices.

Please listen to your event host and follow their directions.

For any other questions or concerns, please email us at covid@geocachingvictoria.com.au