1 June 2020
The Victorian Government made the following announcement, effective 11:59pm, 31 May regarding an easing of restrictions, “Up to 20 people can participate in outdoor group sport and exercise activities, provided you can keep your distance (at least 1.5m apart) and they are not competitive”. Whilst a range of other measures remain, this current easing allows for people to come together in groups and undertake training.
As such, Volleyball Victoria endorses current Affiliates to recommence activities within the Government guidelines pending a requirement that COVID-19 Safety Plans will be prepared in early June. Please note, the Return to Play Plan will be released later this week with relevant resources to support a safe resumption. Affiliates need not submit a Return to Play Plan to Volleyball Victoria at this time but should be preparing to document COVID-19 Safety Plans.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Shannon can also provide clarity on your Association’s current Affiliation or individual member status.
In addition, the Government has indicated a further easing of restrictions from 21 June, including “Indoor sports centres and physical recreation venues, including gyms to open with up to 20 people per single undivided indoor space and up to 10 people per group/activity at any one time”. Volleyball Victoria will update communications at this time.
- Australian Institute of Sport, https://www.sportaus.gov.au/media-centre/news/minister-for-sport-issues-covid-19-guidelines-for-community-sport
- Department of Health & Human Services, dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus