Covid-19

Please check this page and Facebook for any updates.
Please check our calendar page and Facebook for details of virtual meetings.

Published August 2022:

https://www.outlands.org/stags-call-blog

Greetings,

At this time, the Kingdom of the Outlands is dropping the implementation of the Society for Creative Anachronism's COVID safe policy.  

In its stead we are strongly encouraging groups to implement indoor masking to help protect members.  Additionally, we would encourage members to test before and after gatherings, and to stay home if they do not feel well.

 

If there are any questions, please write seneschal@outlands.org.

 

Christine Woyade

Kingdom Seneschal Outlands

Published April 11 2022:

New policies have come down regarding Covid.  Contact tracing is also no longer required unless stipulated by the venue where an event is held. Even though we don’t have to provide contact information, there is a bit of a change pertaining to the Covid checks themselves. The current practice will be to first have your vaccination card or proof of negative test checked to enter an event. Directly following the Covid check, all participants will be required to sign the CovidSafe Acknowledgement Waiver. This waiver attests you have indeed had your current vaccination/ proof of negative test checked. After having filled out this waiver form, participants may proceed to gate. Effective as of 1 April 2022, masks are no longer required in the Outlands for indoor events.

 

I believe that is all.

 

In Service,

Vigdis

Published March 29 2022:
COVID Exposure Announcement

Hear ye! Good Gentles, Hear ye! If you attended the fighter practice on Sunday 27 March 2022 then I must inform you someone at that fighter practice tested positive for COVID. I encourage any in attendance to get tested if you exhibit symptoms or simply desire to be proactive. If the fates have been unkind and you also test positive, please contact the Unser Hafen Seneschal (me) via email (seneschal@unserhafen.org). Your information will be kept confidential,  however this will enable us to have an accurate accounting regarding the number of people who have been infected. I send forth my regret that this has come to pass and my appreciation for all good gentles' cooperation.

In Service,

Vigdis

Published February 6 2022:

Unser Hafen in-person activities have resumed again. Our first SCA/fighter practice will be Feb 13 2022.

Published January 19 2022:

All SCA activities in Unser Hafen are suspended at least until at least Feb 6 2022 inclusive. We hope to resume practice on Feb 13, although this date is tentative.

Published September 27 2021:

 

The SCA and The Kingdom of The Outlands have published new policy regarding requirements to attend any SCA activity (including martial practices, business meetings, A&S gatherings, etc.). Please find full details via the following links:

Summary:

  • All attendees of any SCA activity must present at gate:

    • (If aged 18 and over) A government issued photo ID.

    • (If 12 or over) Either proof of full vaccination, or a negative PCR or antigen COVID test within 72 hours of the start of the activity.

  • We will separately collect contact-tracing information after admission to the activity. A pre-registration form is available to speed up this step.

  • Masks are required in many cases. This is in addition to any heavy helm or fencing mask. It is preferred that masks abide by CDC guidelines, i.e. be one of a "home-made" 3-layer fabric, medical grade, or commercial disposable mask.

    • Those aged 3-11 must wear masks at all times, indoors or outside.​

    • Those aged 12 or older must wear masks when indoors.

Published June 17 2021:

Fighter practice will restart July 11 2021. See our rapier/heavy page for location and time.

Attendance requirements for all practices, July 2021 and onwards

  • Pre-reg is NOT required for events/activities in July 2021 and onwards. We will collect information for contact tracing. You may optionally pre-register using this form, to save time filling in forms at practice.

  • Masks are NOT required for events/activities in July 2021 and onwards.

  • No day board, water-bearing, or food of any kind shall be provided by event staff or attendees to other attendees. All attendees must provide their own food and beverages.​

Attendance requirements for June 2021

  • Attendees MUST pre-​register at least 24 hours before the event, using this form.

  • Masks that fully cover the mouth and nose must be worn by all attendees over the age of 4 at all times and during all activities except for eating and drinking.

  • No day board, water-bearing, or food of any kind shall be provided by event staff or attendees to other attendees. All attendees must provide their own food and beverages.

  • While consuming food or beverages, attendees are required to remain stationary and follow social distancing rules.

Notice

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

Published June 10 2021:

Archery practice has re-started in June 2021. See our archery page  for location and time, and attendance requirements such as masks.

Published March 28 and April 4 2021:

The SCA, the Outlands Seneschal, and Their Majesties have announced details of how a future resumption of events will operate, once events are allowed. Please see the Stag's Call blog for details:

https://www.outlands.org/stags-call-blog

Published December 4 2020:

 

The SCA has extended the suspension of all in-person events in North America through the end of May 2021.

https://www.sca.org/news/resolution-to-suspend-in-person-sca-activity-updated-december-4-2020/ (see exact text in the linked PDF file).

Published July 29 2020:

The SCA has extended the suspension of all in-person events through the end of January 2021. Variances are possible at the kingdom level for some local meetings, but no variances have been announced to date in the Outlands.

https://www.outlands.org/stags-call-blog/

https://www.sca.org/news/resolution-to-suspend-in-person-sca-activity-until-january-31st-2021/

Published July 6 2020:

The Crown has extended the suspension through the end of August.

https://www.outlands.org/stags-call-blog/

Published May 20 2020:

The Crown has extended the suspension through the end of July. Battlemoor is cancelled:

https://www.outlands.org/stags-call-blog/

Published Apr 22 2020:

 

The Crown has extended the suspension through the end of May:

https://www.outlands.org/stags-call-blog/

Published Mar 25 2020:

 

The Crown has indicated that all physical activity in the Outlands will be suspended until April 30th.

https://www.outlands.org/stags-call-blog/

Published Mar 13 2020:

Stone Wolves!

The safety of our Pack is of the utmost importance to the barony of Unser Hafen. In an effort to help keep this barony healthy and happy it has been decided to suspend all official baronial events for the time being. This includes fighter practice. The CSU campus is closed not
only for Spring Break but also until April 10th. At that time the university will re-evaluate whether or not to re-open campus. Baron Aegeon is in direct contact with the college and will update us as necessary.

The populace meeting originally scheduled for March 18th is now moved to March 25th and will take place via virtual means (more on this to follow later). During the extra week before the populace meeting please continue to discuss pro/cons of parks for summer fighter practice along with discussing if we should move our fighter practices outdoors early (considering we would only have two Sundays in the field house, if allowed to return after April 10th).

We encourage everyone to take all necessary precautions to preserve one's health, especially if you are someone at higher risk. No one will take it amiss if you choose to maintain social distance. If you are unwell or have been around others who are ill, please stay home and take
care of yourself.

In Service,
Vigdis Knarrarbringa
Seneschal of Unser Hafen