The East Kingdom has adopted the Society’s COVIDSafe policy, which requires that all who are eligible to be vaccinated either show proof of vaccination or the negative result of a medically-supervised COVID test administered within 72 hours of the start of the event, practice, or meeting. Currently, this applies to everyone 5 years old and over in the U.S. In Tir Mara, this applies to everyone 12 years old and over; the update for children ages 5+ applies as of March 1, 2022 in Canada. Additionally, everyone ages 18+ must show either a government-issued photo ID or an SCA blue membership card with the name matching the vaccination/negative test results.
The East Kingdom requires that all attendees ages 2+ at all in-person gatherings wear properly-fitting masks that comply with CDC/PHS guidelines about effective masks. Masks must be worn at all times, including while fighting indoors. They may be lowered briefly while actively eating and drinking.
The East Kingdom is currently allowing in-person gatherings capped at 15 people. The next update to this policy will be approx Feb 12-13th.
For more information, go to the Gate in a Box: COVID Edition resource on the Kingdom Seneschal’s webpage: https://seneschal.eastkingdom.org/gate-in-a-box-covid-edition/