Johanna De Swynford Johanna De Swynford

June Missive

Dear Northshield,

The Board of Directors has lifted the suspension of in-person activities as of June 1, 2021, subject to the following restrictions (copied verbatim from item VI in the Board’s resolution): 
1. 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;
2. Court, bardic circles, or any activity that involves voice projection shall also require that masks be worn at all times. Sound amplification devices are highly recommended;
3. 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;
4. While consuming food or beverages, attendees are required to remain stationary and follow social distancing rules;
5. No overnight camping shall be allowed;
6. All events shall be held outdoors;
7. There shall be a maximum of 150 people at any event; and
8. All events shall require preregistration.

As has been stated all along, any and all state, provincial, or local health regulations and guidelines will of course need to be followed, including keeping up with changes to government policy based on updated information. Be aware that some local jurisdictions have stricter requirements than their state/province. We also strongly recommend following the safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control. The Society Seneschal further notes, regarding the prohibition on the event providing food or beverage: At this time, individual, sealed, commercial bottles of water may be provided by the event to attendees if necessary.

Additional Requirements for Northshield in-person activities (after June 1, 2021):
Masks must be worn per CDC guidance - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-facecoverings.html
Events will be single day events only with a set time to go no later than 8:00pm.
In addition to the requirements of state/province and local governments and the SCA, Inc.’s Board of Directors, in-person events in Northshield at this time must:

• Submit a plan to the Kingdom Seneschal by email:
> Showing that the type and size of the event is allowed under current federal, state or province, and local guidelines. A copy of or link to the relevant part of government re-opening language is sufficient, but should include issue and effective dates.
> Showing the organizer’s specific plans for complying with government and current Kingdom guidelines.
> The Kingdom Seneschal must approve the plan in writing before the event will be added to the Northshield calendar. “In writing” includes by email or postal mail.
> All events will take measures to limit the risk of infectious disease transmission.
> Verification that they have received, read, and understood the checklist to assist in event planning.

• Preregistration:
> All events shall require preregistration. Paid preregistration is not required, but is highly recommended to discourage people making reservations and then not attending.
> Specific preregistration payment details will follow from the Kingdom Exchequer.
> Events must confirm acceptance or communicate a waitlist status to each person or family unit submitting a preregistration. Attendance caps for events must be clearly communicated on the event listing on the Kingdom calendar, the event website, and the event Facebook page, as applicable. Attendance caps include all people on site, including event staff, site staff, royalty, and children/infants.

Personal responsibility of activity attendees:
Do not attend an in-person activity if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19 (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html). If you develop symptoms after attending an in-person activity, you must notify the person in charge of the activity as soon as possible.

A statement of concern for our Populace:
If you have an underlying condition which increases your risk, strongly consider your own health and safety before attending an in-person activity (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extraprecautions/index.html).

Alinore


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Posted by: Alinore Wyndover Kingdom Seneschal on 5/11/2021

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