COVID-19 Update: South West Sport

5:00pm, 23rd March 2020

RE: COVID – 19 (Coronavirus)

As of today, South West Sport, as part of a wider decision by Regional Sport Victoria will postpone and reschedule any upcoming workshops, meetings and courses, with staff looking to utilise videoconferencing technology or phone where practical.

Community health and well-being is at the forefront of our minds; and as an organisation, we want to play our part in reducing the spread of the coronavirus disease.

Staff will contact participants directly to discuss implications to specific programming.

South West Sport are committed to supporting the regional Victorian sport and active recreation sector; to ensure clubs and associations in the South West are supported while remaining in the strongest position possible during what is currently, and will continue to be a difficult time.

Whilst training and competition is suspended across a number of codes, remaining physically active needs to remain a priority. To encourage this, South West Sport are committed to creating and promoting existing opportunities for South West Victorians to remain active safely, whilst following health advice and social distancing / isolation requirements.

Clubs and associations are reminded to engage with their respective State Sporting Association in the first instance when looking for guidance on club activities and programming.

Furthermore, South West Sport encourages clubs and associations to continue to adopt the information and instructions provided by the Australian Government Department of Health and Victorian State Government Department of Health and Human Services.

Everyone has a part to play in reducing the spread of the coronavirus disease.

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If anyone suspects they may have the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) call the dedicated hotline – open 24 hours, 7 days on 1800 675 398. Keep Triple Zero free for emergencies.

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