Further to the easing of the restrictions announced by the Victorian Government today, Baseball Victoria continues to consult with Sport and Recreation Victoria about the details of these updates and how they will apply to baseball.
In summary, the same restrictions currently in place will apply to community sport from this evening at 11:59 PM, Sunday 18 October 2020 until the next easing of restrictions on Sunday, 1 November 2020.
On 1 November 2020, junior baseballers will be able to return to full training, while senior baseballers will be able to return to non-contact training. This date is subject to change and Premier Daniel Andrews has today suggested it is possible this date may be moved forward seven days with a continued reduction of daily case numbers. We will prepare for both options, but at this stage, the 1 November 2020 date is set.
At this time, this easing of restrictions is still subject to the 25km radius of travel that is relevant for each Victorian in metropolitan Melbourne and we will await further updates in this respect to ensure that every Victorian baseballer can return to training with their club.
From now until 1 November 2020, subject to any updates, Baseball Victoria members in metropolitan Melbourne are not permitted to attend organised sport at sporting facilities, access change rooms or attend club facilities even within the 25km radius. The only exception is if you are a permitted worker with a work permit who is contracted by the facility manager to undertake repairs.
Baseball Victoria is working with the Victorian Summer Baseball League Clubs to update draft fixtures and COVID specific rules based on this new information to ensure that we are ready to safely return to training.
We have updated our Return to Activity and Return to Play Plan, subject to further clarifications, and have also updated our Frequently Asked Questions in anticipation of the changes.
Further information on the start of the 2020/21 VSBL competition, along with all costs, updates to the format and rules of the VSBL will be provided to members in the coming days after consultation with our clubs and the Victorian Government.
To view the outline on the easing of restrictions provided by the Victorian Government, click HERE.