The Victorian Government has announced the lockdown has been lifted state wide from 11:59pm on Tuesday 27 July.
However, everyone needs to remain vigilant to stay on top of the highly infectious Delta variant. That means COVIDSafe behaviours are crucial:
- Make sure everyone checks in everywhere, every time
- Wear your mask correctly – covering your mouth and nose
- Get tested if you are ill
- Update your COVIDSafe Plan (check your COVID Marshal requirements)
- Support your workers to get vaccinated when they’re eligible.
Please find attached the latest update from Sport and Recreation Victoria.
Please note the following COVID restrictions for community rugby will apply for the next two weeks.
- One parent or guardian may attend to supervise their child for juniors training; however parents must remain in their vehicle (wherever possible) while training is happening. A parent or guardian is permitted to remain within eyesight of their child.
- Limited to minimum number of people required to participate in and facilitate the activity (i.e. strictly only players, coaches, manager, physio).
- Spectators not allowed (excludes people necessary for events such as trainers/physio, coaches, managers)
- Use of indoor facilities is not recommended, excluding use of toilets, urgent first aid assistance and retrieving necessary equipment.
- Use the ‘Get in, train and Get out’ approach to training. Be dressed and ready to train upon arrival and leave immediately after completed, no lingering.
- Face masks are compulsory and should be worn by players up until training starts and immediately afterwards.
- The Victorian Government QR codes must continue to be used by all clubs at all training sessions all players and coaches must be signed in and please ensure you remind players to sanitise before and after training.
- If any player shows flu like symptoms or is unwell, please advise them to stay at home.
- One parent or guardian may attend to supervise their child for Juniors at matches; we encourage parents to remain in their vehicle (wherever possible). A parent or guardian is permitted to remain within eyesight of their child.
- Teams must be limited to minimum number of people required to participate in and facilitate the activity (i.e. immediate bench players, coaches, manager, physio and water runner only).
- Spectators are strictly not permitted as per the Government Guidelines (excludes coaches, managers, referees, match day managers who must be within the players boxes). Players from earlier completed matches are not permitted to remain at the grounds (unless playing as a reserve for the following grade) and must leave immediately once game is completed
- Masks will remain compulsory for all match day officials and any participants aged 12 and over outside the field of play that includes all coaching staff, players on the bench and match day management
- Use of indoor facilities should be limited and players should use the ‘Get in, play and Get out’ approach to games. Be dressed and ready to play upon arrival.
- Clubs should clearly display the maximum number of people permitted in each indoor space via the State Government’s poster
- Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies for indoor settings so that will mean it is unlikely change room facilities will be available, all players should plan accordingly and arrive ready to play.
- No after match functions or speeches to be conducted
- The Victorian Government QR codes must continue to be used by all clubs at all matches and all players and coaching staff must be signed in.