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Memberships

In regard existing and new memberships, Volleyball Victoria would like to provide the following advice for clarification.  Activity in any Volleyball Victoria-endorsed Affiliate activity requires the appropriate level of membership.  In normal times, the membership period commences from 1 April and expires 31 March the following year and membership can be obtained at any time until 1 January.  From 1 January a new membership is recognised but extended into the following membership year, effectively a 15-month membership.

As previously advised, if you have taken out a membership but have been unable to take to the court at all since that time up until March 2021, Volleyball Victoria in the first instance, would seek to credit your membership for the next year.

In addition, Volleyball Victoria will consider discounted memberships in 2021 for 2020 members who have been severely limited in their opportunities.  It is not practical for Volleyball Victoria to attempt to manage individual pro rata arrangements where we don’t know if an individual normally plays one season, two or four seasons in one year.

3 August 2020 Restrictions Update

Regional Victoria and Shire of Mitchell

The Victorian Government has advised effective from 11:59pm Wednesday, 5 August that Regional Victoria, including the Mitchell Shire, is subject to Stage 3 restrictions, in summary you may leave your home for the following reasons:

  • to shop for food and essential goods or services
  • to provide care, for compassionate reasons or to seek medical treatment
  • to exercise or for outdoor recreation with your household, or one other person
  • for work or study, if you can’t do it from home

Community sport, indoor sport and recreation facilities, and outdoor sporting facilities are all closed.  An exception for outdoor facilities is allowed where public gathering and physical distancing can be adhered and there is no sharing equipment or use of communal facilities.

Exercise is allowed with one other person or members of your household, provided physical distancing of 1.5m is maintained.  Please note, no shared equipment.

Metropolitan Melbourne

For metropolitan Melbourne Stage 4 – Stay at Home restrictions came into effect at 6:00pm Sunday, 2 August, which include a curfew from 8:00pm in the evening until 5:00am the following morning.  In summary, you may leave your home for the following reasons:

  • to shop for necessary goods and services
  • to provide or access care and health care
  • undertake work which can’t be done from home
  • to exercise

Community sport, indoor sport and recreation facilities, and outdoor sporting facilities are all closed.  You can exercise with one other person you live with or a friend or family member, as long as neither of you travel more than 5km from your home. You should keep 1.5 metres distance between you. Don’t hug, kiss or shake hands.  You must limit your exercise to once a day and for only one hour.

If you are a parent or guardian who is caring for a young child or someone who cannot be left unattended then they may accompany you.

8 July 2020 Rollback of Restrictions

Stay at Home

Volleyball Victoria provides this advice in response to the Victorian Government announcement of a rollback to Stage 3 restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne and the Shire of Mitchell.  The Victorian Government has advised that effective 11:59pm Wednesday, 8 July that the following applies in these areas:

  • Community sport training and competition cannot occur within the Melbourne metropolitan area or the Shire of Mitchell. If you live in this area you cannot participate in community sport elsewhere.
  • Indoor sports centres including gyms, training facilities and pools will be closed.
  • Outdoor sport facilities will be closed, except for facilities where people can exercise with no more than one other person or members of your household while maintaining 1.5 metres distance. Equipment should not be shared, and communal facilities cannot open. Personal training outdoors can occur but with a limit of two participants plus the instructor.

This is a return to Stay at Home advice for metropolitan Melbourne and Shire of Mitchell.

Regions other than metropolitan Melbourne and Shire of Mitchell

Regional Affiliates are reminded that the current Volleyball Victoria Return to Play Plan v3.5 remains applicable and community sport and active recreation may conditionally proceed.  Affiliates are reminded to continue to pay particular attention to personal hygiene, social distancing, and if you feel unwell you should stay at home. If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, you should get tested.

All Affiliates who recommence activity, consistent with Government guidelines, under the auspices of Volleyball Victoria are requested to notify of their resumption, please email Shannon Lennie, Member Services Coordinator, memberships@volleyballvictoria.org.au.  Shannon can also provide clarity on your Association’s current Affiliation or individual member status.

2 July 2020 – Clarification regarding Return to Play

Volleyball Victoria has sought and received advice regarding aspects of the Return to Play Plan supporting a safe resumption of community volleyball.

Please be aware of the following clarifications:

  • Attendance Register
    The Safety Coordinator must confirm with venue management how the attendance of individuals is being recorded. Venues are implementing a range of measures, including digital recording via smartphones, universal site lists, etc.  Where the venue manager is relying on the measures implemented by user groups, a copy the Attendance Register being maintained by the user group must be provided to the venue manager.
  • Incidental contact
    Volleyball is identified as a sport that includes ‘incidental contact’ and as such, for adults contact training cannot resume until 13 July and contact competition 20 July, pending changes to the current restrictions. As such, modified training maintaining social distancing must be implemented.  For participants aged 18 years and under, full-contact community sport training and competition may resume.
  • Separate space
    A large indoor venue, ie with multiple courts, can divide a basketball or netball court into two spaces with 20 people per space (minimum 200m2). The spaces must be clearly delineated, and neither equipment nor participants must mix between groups.
  • Restricted postcodes
    Individuals living in the newly announced restricted postcodes may exercise (outdoor exercise only, with only one other person or members of your household). Community sport training and competition cannot occur within a restricted postcode.  If you live in an impacted area you cannot participate in community sport elsewhere.  Individuals from restricted postcodes will not be permitted access to venues hosting activities.

All Affiliates who recommence activity, consistent with Government guidelines, under the auspices of Volleyball Victoria are requested to notify of their resumption, please email Shannon Lennie, Member Services Coordinator, memberships@volleyballvictoria.org.au.  Shannon can also provide clarity on your Association’s current Affiliation or individual member status.

Reminder

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18 June 2020 – Resumption of Activity

The Victorian Government made the following announcement, effective 11:59pm, 21 June regarding a further easing of restrictions, “Indoor sports centres and venues can open.  Non-contact competitions can resume for all ages.  Large indoor venues will be able to allocate separate spaces and have up to 20 people in each space.  There are no limits on the number of people per group if all participants are 18 years old or younger.  Organised competitions are allowed for all age groups if participants can keep 1.5 metres between them and there are no more than 20 participants”.  Additional restrictions apply regarding participant numbers, adult competitions, and social distancing.

This represents a transition to the next stage of Return to Play and the Volleyball Victoria Return to Play Plan has been updated with the changed enablers highlighted.  Individual Affiliate COVID-19 Safety Plans may be amended to reflect this easing of restrictions and new stage of activity.  Please refer to the Volleyball Victoria Return to Play Plan v3.5, which has been forwarded to all affiliated clubs and associations

All Affiliates who recommence activity, consistent with Government guidelines, under the auspices of Volleyball Victoria are requested to notify of their resumption, please email Shannon Lennie, Member Services Coordinator, memberships@volleyballvictoria.org.au.  Shannon can also provide clarity on your Association’s current Affiliation or individual member status.

Important Clarifications – Advice to Volleyball Victoria

  • Separate space – a large indoor venue, ie with multiple courts, can divide a basketball or netball court into two spaces with 20 people per space. The spaces must be clearly delineated, and participants must not mix between groups.

Reminder

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RESOURCES

VV Social Competitions

Follow the link for more information on the VV Social Competitions

State League Website

Follow the link to visit the State League Website

Calendar

To view the Volleyball Victoria calendar of events, simply click on the link

School Cup Events

Follow the link to visit the Schools Cups Website

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