Victoria moves to the ‘Last Step’ of COVID restrictions

From the 22 December 2020, 11.59PM, Victoria is in the ‘Last Step’ Restrictions. You can view the Premier’s statement here, with further information on what is changing available here.

Metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria are now at the same position on the roadmap to reopening and in this COVID-19 Club Update, below highlights the current sport and active recreation restrictions.

Outdoor sport and recreation:

  • Contact and non-contact sport for all ages is allowed
  • Patron cap of 500, group sizes align with public gathering limits of 50 people.
  • Density quotient of 1 per 4 square metres

Outdoor pools, including lessons:

  • Patron cap of 300 and a density quotient of 1 per 4 square metres.
  • No group size limit

Indoor sport and recreation, including fitness centres and gyms:

  • Patron cap of 150 people.
  • Group limit of 20 people.
  • Density quotient of 1 per 4 square metres
  • Large multipurpose sporting facilities will be able to open with a 25 per cent total venue cap
  • For classes, a group limit of 20 participants indoors, and 50 participants outdoors

Indoor pools, including lessons:

  • Patron cap of 150 patrons.
  • Density quotient of 1 per 4 square metres.
  • No group size limit

Playcentres:

  • Patron cap of 150, density quotient of 1 per 4 square metres, no group size limit.

Skateparks:

  • Outdoor open
  • Indoor up to 150 people indoors, density quotient of 1 per 4 square metres, no group size limit.

Trampolining centres:

  • Outdoor open
  • Indoor up to 150 people indoors, density quotient of 1 per 4 square metres, no group size limit.

For more information about restrictions as they impact physical recreation and community sport visit the Coronavirus Victoria website 

Further information, including FAQs, will also be available under recreation services sector guidance on the Coronavirus Victoria website soon.

COVID Normal, the next step on the reopening roadmap, will continue to be reviewed based on the latest public health advice and we will update you further as this easing of restrictions approaches.

We continue to work closely with our public health colleagues on the safe and gradual return of physical recreation and community sport.

 

COVIDSAFE PLAN FOR COMMUNITY SPORT & RECREATION

Please be aware that the COVIDSafe Plan for community sport and recreation is now available.

This is an extremely important tool, as community sport and recreation workplaces, venues/facilities, associations and clubs are required to complete this COVIDSafe Plan and ensure it is implemented at open workplaces, venues and facilities.

Community sport and recreation workplaces, venues/facilities, associations and clubs have two options on how to reopen in line with current public health directions. They can:

  • Complete a Community Sport and Recreation COVIDSafe Plan (mandatory)

OR

  • Update their existing voluntary Return to Play Plan to align with the mandatory COVIDSafe Plan template.

Download the COVIDSafe Plan for Community Sport and Recreation here

 

INDUSTRY RESTART GUIDELINES

The Industry Restart Guidelines for Physical Recreation and Community Sport and Professional Sport are in the process of being updated and will be loaded on the Coronavirus Victoria website, along with frequently asked questions.

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at info@sport.vic.gov.au.