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Baseball Victoria COVID-19 Update – 15 July 2021

Following the Victorian Government’s announcements this afternoon, Baseball Victoria confirms the cancellation of all baseball activity statewide to comply with the five-day snap circuit breaker lockdown, which begins at 11:59pm tonight, Thursday 15 July. These lockdown measures are currently set to last until 11:59pm on Tuesday 20 July 2021.

For the health and safety of our entire community, Baseball Victoria strongly recommends no training proceeds this evening given the impending lockdown.

Due to these new restrictions, the Baseball Victoria Board confirms the cancellation of the Under 12 State Winter Championships, scheduled for 17-18 July 2021 in Morwell. We continue to review the rest of the State Winter Championships events as they approach, and any future decisions will be based on the eventual easing of restrictions with participant and community safety as the top priority.

Baseball Victoria will provide further details as they are made available from the Victorian Government throughout this evolving COVID situation.

From 11:59pm tonight, the restrictions in Victoria will be:

  • Only five reasons to leave home:
    • shopping for necessary goods and services (within 5km radius of home unless not available within)
    • two hours of exercise (within 5km radius of home unless not available within)
    • caregiving/compassionate/medical reasons
    • authorised work or permitted education
    • getting the coronavirus vaccine
  • No public or private gatherings
  • No community sport
  • Masks must be worn both indoors and outdoors unless an exemption applies

The Victorian Government has named additional exposure sites this morning, and all baseball members must check this list and follow government directions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

“As lockdown restrictions return, we want to thank our Victorian baseball community for doing their part to stay safe and stop the spread,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “We know this is tough, but we will get through this together. We’ve done it before, and we can do it again. Baseball Victoria will remain in regular communication with clubs and stakeholders to provide updates on the winter season and our Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan.”

An updated COVIDSafe Plan is available on our website HERE. We expect detailed clarification within this plan in the coming days and will update the documentation when those details are available.

Coronavirus vaccines are available for many eligibility groups, including Victorians aged 40 and up. Learn more about the vaccine and how to get protected HERE.

Full details on the Victorian Government announcement are available HERE.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

We encourage our members to stay in touch with one another and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond BlueHeadspaceKids HelplineLifeline and R U OK?

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

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