Return to Play for Community Sport and Active Recreation

The Victorian Chief Health Officer has approved that from 11:59pm on 12 May 2020, some community sport and active recreation activities can resume according to the following rules:

  • Participants can gather outdoors in groups of no more than 10 (or people from the same household), plus a coach or the minimum number of support staff reasonably required to manage the activity
  • Parents or other people are required to keep a reasonable distance or will be included in the group of 10.
  • No indoor activity – indoor recreation facilities must remain closed
  • Maintain physical distancing of 1.5 metres wherever reasonably possible
  • All activity and training must be non-contact, and no competitions are to take place. Contact sports must be modified so that you can maintain 1.5m distance 
  • No outside communal gyms, playgrounds or skateparks
  • No outdoor or indoor swimming pools
  • No use of communal facilities, except for toilets
  • If the activity is run by an operator of an indoor physical recreation facility (such as a gym, health club or fitness centre), a personal training facility (indoors or outdoors) or an arena or stadium, then the operator must keep a record of attendees including first name, phone number, date and time of attendance

Source: Sport and Recreation Victoria

For clubs looking for the next step in the road back to play, clubs are encouraged to look to their State or National Sporting Association (SSA/NSA) for code specific Return to Play framework.

VicSport has also released a checklist which covers the considerations sporting organisations need to make while planning for a return.

Clubs may also keep up to date with the latest Sport, cultural and recreational activities restrictions and health advice via the Department of Health and Human Service website.