Following announcements made by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews this morning, Wednesday 17 February 2021, Baseball Victoria is pleased to confirm that all baseball activity across the state will resume tomorrow, Thursday 18 February as the Victorian lockdown expires at 11:59 pm tonight.
The same density limits we had previously apply to community sport, subject to further clarification from the Victorian Government in the next 24 hours. Games and training sessions scheduled for Thursday will proceed as planned when Victoria returns to COVIDSafe summer restrictions, with some revised conditions.
The revised conditions include:
- The four reasons to leave home and the 5km travel radius will be scrapped.
- Face mask requirements remain in indoor public spaces and outdoors when you cannot maintain 1.5m social distancing. For all baseball activity in Victoria, face masks must be worn at all times when inside club facilities, including clubrooms, changerooms, canteens, and scorer’s boxes. When social distancing cannot be maintained in the dugout or on the field, players and coaches must wear a mask. All baseball participants must carry a mask with them when they leave the house.
According to the Premier, restrictions will be reviewed Friday, February 26. Click HERE to view the full statement from the Premier.
“We are excited to get back out on the field after a successful circuit breaker,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “The health and safety of our entire community remains our top priority, and we will closely consult with Sport and Recreation Victoria for any further updates regarding community sport and competition. We look forward to the rest of the summer season.”
Any further updates over the course of today and tomorrow will be communicated accordingly.
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.