With Victoria set to hit the 90 per cent double dose milestone for eligible people in the coming days, the Victorian Government has announced nearly all remaining restrictions will be lifted statewide for fully vaccinated people from 11:59pm, Thursday 18 November – reaching Phase D of the National Plan.
For the physical recreation and community sport sector this means:
- Venue caps and density quotients no longer apply at physical recreation premises (indoors and outdoors) with vaccination requirements applying to staff and patrons older than 12 years and 2 months.
- For community sport the vaccination requirements do not apply in relation to any indoor space or outdoor space in a physical recreation premises if that space is being operated only for the purpose of conducting a community sport activity. Please see the link for the difference between community sport and physical recreation.
- Community sport is still required to have COVID Check-in Marshals to record attendance at the venue.
- COVID Check-in Marshals are not required for unstaffed gyms and fitness centres however pre-registration of members is required to ensure facilities are only accessed by fully vaccinated people.
- Unstaffed outdoor physical recreation premises do not require COVID Check-in Marshals and are exempt from the vaccination requirements (e.g. an unstaffed tennis club).
We will bring you further updates as they come to hand, otherwise if you have any additional questions, please contact us at COVID@sport.vic.gov.au and we will seek an appropriate response to ensure community sport and physical recreation can continue to reopen safely.
Note: current restrictions still apply, and they can be found on this page
To keep up with the latest sport and recreation changes head to sport and recreation victoria