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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
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.