Following the Victorian Government’s announcements today, Baseball Victoria is planning for the further easing of restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne from 11:59pm on Thursday 17 June 2021.
The upcoming changes to restrictions from 11:59pm tomorrow include:
- 25km travel radius removed, allowing for travel between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.
- Masks must be worn indoors except if at home, or if an exception applies, and masks are recommended to be worn outdoors where 1.5 metres physical distancing cannot be maintained.
- Density limits increased in public settings including workplaces and restaurants.
- Community sport open for all ages both training and competition, limited to the minimum number of people required to participate in and facilitate the activity (players and coaches) and within venue limits.
- Spectators are allowed within venue limits in regional Victoria, while no spectators are allowed in metropolitan Melbourne, other than people necessary for events.
Training and competition across all age groups can return, with confirmation that winter associations can return to competition this weekend. Density limits and restrictions still apply for facilities at our diamonds and all clubs will need to meet these requirements as part of their return to play.
The Victorian Government has provided this Table of Restrictions from 11:59pm on Thursday 17 June 2021 which defines the changes for regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne.
Baseball Victoria will provide further details to winter associations regarding the return to training and play, including an updated COVDSafe Plan.
“We are pleased to hear about the further easing of restrictions, and we are looking forward to returning to more baseball activity across our state,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “Participant safety remains our top priority and we will continue working with the Victorian Government and our stakeholders to ensure a safe sporting experience for our baseball community.”
Click HERE for the full statement from the Victorian Government.
Baseball Victoria is in the process of updating our Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan as it relates to today’s announcements. The updated version will be available HERE shortly.
It remains extremely important that all Victorians monitor for symptoms, get tested, and get vaccinated when eligible.
To stop the spread and help us stay open, everyone should check this list of exposure sites, which is regularly updated by the Victorian Government, and follow these instructions:
- 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.
The Victorian vaccination program is now open to all Victorians over the age of 40 as well as select priority groups. Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are safe, free, and very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19.
Click HERE to read more about vaccine information and how to sign up for your vaccine appointment.
While Victoria works to get more people vaccinated, you can stay safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home.
For the latest COVID-19 updates from the Victorian Government, click HERE.
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We encourage our members to stay connected and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond Blue, Headspace, Kids Helpline, Lifeline and R U OK?
To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.