12 October 2020
Sport and Recreation Victoria has released a new resource, ‘Industry Restart Guidelines Community Sport and Recreation’, to support a broad resumption of community sport and active recreation. A link to the resource can be found below.
This is a very useful and quite descriptive document that provides detail on the types of activities that can be undertaken in regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne. Further to advice from the Victorian Government effective from 6 September, two separate levels of restrictions continue to apply in Victoria. In summary, the most relevant restrictions are: Industry Restart Guidelines Community Sport And Recreation P2
A major announcement is due 18 October, ahead of the 26 October deadline for the next step of restrictions easing, pending the rate of new infections. This announcement by the Premier, Daniel Andrews, should provide greater detail regarding the changes to restrictions. We are very hopeful that further easing of restrictions will enable greater scope for volleyball to recommence, particularly in outdoor environments.
Please note: Volleyball Victoria has joined several sports in advocating for coaches to be able to train individual athletes, up to two at a time, in the same manner as the exemptions for personal trainers. This request is with Sport and Recreation Victoria and a determination is imminent.
- Arts and Recreation Service sector guidance, https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-sector-guidance-arts-and-recreation-services
- Industry Restart Guidelines Community Sport and Recreation, https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-10/Industry-Restart-Guidelines-Community-Sport-and-Recreation.pdf