13 July 2020
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 for junior training and competition. 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.
In line with the directions of Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, Professor Brett Sutton, the difficult but necessary decision has been made to halt the resumption of full-contact training and competition for people aged 19 and over in regional Victoria.
Full-contact training was scheduled to resume on Monday 13 July, with full-contact competition set to return on 20 July.
However, with a significant increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Melbourne, and active cases in a number of many regional communities, the Chief Health Officer has determined that community sport in regional Victoria must remain non-contact.
Therefore, as an incidental contact sport competition for over 18 will not be able to commence on 20 July.
For players aged 18 and under in areas outside of metropolitan and Mitchell Shire, full training and competition can continue.
Further easing of restrictions, including target dates, will be considered by Professor Sutton by the end of July.
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.
- Volleyball Victoria Inc COVID-19 Information, https://volleyballvictoria.org.au/covid-19/
- Department of Health & Human Services, dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
- Department of Health & Human Services – Rest of Victoria, dhhs.vic.gov.au/restrictions-rest-victoria-covid-19