Pennsic 49 will have a wide variety of War Point battles and martial competitions, along with non-War Point activities such as tournaments, novelty archery shoots, thrown weapons activities, classes on martial topics, and Youth Combat activities.
Covid policies of the SCA and Kingdom of Aethelmearc apply to the Pennsic War.
Some minor clarifications have been added to facilitate compliance with the larger Pennsic War event, however the fundamental rules remain the same. All Pennsic War attendees need to note that there will be some changes from what has been seen in the past. Some of these may or may not impact, however they are all critical for everyone attending to know.
Everyone attending must show proof of vaccination, or a negative test from a medical facility within 72 hours of trolling in.
It’s critical that all attendees understand the details contained in the Kingdom of Aethelmearc Covid policy, as we don’t want to turn anyone away at troll because someone didn’t understand what they needed to get in the gate. This applies to anyone 5 years or older, so it includes your children as well.
Items Required at Troll:
A physical copy of your vaccination card, an electronic version, or a photo of your card are both acceptable.
If you bring documentation of a negative test remember that it has to be from a Medical Facility and it has to be within 72 hours of when you arrive at the troll desk. Please plan your timing accordingly as sometimes lines can be as long on the weekends.
You will need a form of ID as usual (No change from previous Pennsic War’s)
Home test results are not acceptable.
There will be no exceptions so if you don’t have what you need you will not be allowed into the event.
The Kingdom of Aethelmearc currently requires masking indoors only. Most of the facilities at Pennsic War have large openings and ample ventilation. An example of these places are the Great Hall (with the doors open), Event Tents and the Pennsic Store. These spaces are considered outdoor spaces.
The upper level of the Cooper Showerhouse next to the Cooper Store will be closed and locked for Pennsic 49. The upper bathrooms will still be accessible from the deck as will the lower shower area and laundry.
Camps, individual classes, and merchant spaces may set their own rules for requiring masks in their space so we recommend all attendees have a mask available and respect the rules for their space.
The First Aid pavilion will be treated like a medical facility and masks will be required if you are admitted in to see doctors or EMTs.
Please be aware that the event will not be providing water containers for any Pennsic Activities from this year onwards. Attendees are requested to bring their own water containers. Pennsic War will provide filtered water available at various locations on the battlefield and some public service areas.
As with things like sunscreen and bugspray, attendees should plan to provide their own masks and hand sanitizer. These may also be available for purchase from the Coopers Store and other Merchants at Pennsic War.
Finally, note in the policy the guidelines in case you do get sick while attending. It is our sincere hope that everyone stays safe and healthy but we do have to plan for these eventualities.
Specific questions on implementation of the Covid Policy at Pennsic can be directed to the email below where we will endeavour to answer questions promptly. Updated information will be published when available on the Pennsic War site.
We’ve gotten confirmation that the showers on block X-02 commonly known as the Solar Showers will not be available this year. The next closest showers for many blocks are located next to the laundry facilities Next to the Information point. Please prepare for this change to the Pennsic infrastructure.
Update to the Land rules
The Land Office has published this update to the Land rules.
THE SCA PROHIBITS HARASSMENT AND BULLYING OF ALL INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS. Participants engaging in this behavior are subject to appropriate sanctions. If you are subjected to harassment, bullying, or retaliation, or if you become aware of anyone being harassed or bullied, contact a seneschal, President of the SCA, or your Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.