Following announcements made by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews this afternoon, Friday 12 February 2021, Baseball Victoria confirms that all baseball activity has been cancelled for the next five days to comply with the Victorian lockdown that comes into effect at 11:59 PM tonight.
For the health and safety of our entire community, Baseball Victoria has cancelled all VSBL games and baseball activities scheduled for the rest of today, Friday 12 February 2021 ahead of the lockdown commencing.
The lockdown is currently set to expire at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, 17 February 2021 and Baseball Victoria will provide further details as they are made available.
From 11:59 pm tonight, the restrictions in Victoria will be:
- Only four reasons to leave home (within 5km radius of home unless not available within):
- shopping for necessary goods
- caregiving/compassionate reasons
- essential work
- Two hours of exercise
- No public or private gatherings
- No community sport
“With the fast-moving COVID situation, it’s so important that our community stays safe. We have done this before and we can get through it again together as a community,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “Please stay home and stay safe while we monitor updates from the Victorian Government. Baseball Victoria will continue to work with clubs and stakeholders to provide timely updates throughout the lockdown and adjust our Return to Play Plan accordingly, including information on the future of the VSBL season, rescheduling games, ladders, eligibility and fees.”
As per the VSBL COVID Policy, Baseball Victoria acknowledges that VSBL ladder positions are determined on winning percentage and the result of games cancelled during this period will be considered as no game and entered into SportsTG by Baseball Victoria as a wash-out.
We expect further updates on the Australian Baseball League Championships that are being conducted at Melbourne Ballpark to be provided by Baseball Australia as soon as possible.
Full details on the Victorian Government alert, including exposure sites and testing information, are available HERE.
An updated COVIDSafe Plan will be available on our website later today. We expect detailed clarification within this plan in the coming days and will update the documentation when those details are available.
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We encourage our members to stay in touch with one another and prioritise their mental health. Click HERE for mental health resources.
To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.