Baseball Victoria continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 crisis across the state, particularly Victorian Government restrictions and how they apply to baseball.
For Saturday, 1 August and Sunday, 2 August 2020 until 11.59 PM, junior baseball competition in regional Victoria will continue as scheduled, aside from the Bendigo Association whom have suspended play this weekend.
The Victorian Government recommends the use of masks in regional Victoria, and the players, officials, coaches, volunteers and necessary spectators in attendance are encouraged to wear a face covering.
From 11.59 PM on Sunday, 2 August 2020, face coverings will become mandatory for regional Victoria, and everyone 12 years of age and over will be required to wear a face covering. This will include on-field activities, and Baseball Victoria will provide additional clarification on when face covers will be required and how this will be managed as part of our junior competition.
Currently, a return to full contract training and competition for seniors has not been confirmed for regional Victoria. The Victorian Government intended to make announcements regarding senior play this week, however this has been postponed to an undetermined timeframe and we will continue to keep the Victorian baseball community updated when we have more information.
Please view the Baseball Victoria COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions HERE for details on training and junior competitions in regional Victoria as well as COVID-19 health questions, face masks and much more.
As a reminder, the COVIDSafe app is now available and will allow authorities to quickly track and control the spread of COVID-19. Please consider downloading the app to help save lives, protect the community and get baseball back as soon as possible. Click HERE to learn more.
For up-to-date information on keeping your family safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, including healthy hygiene, social distancing and face masks, please visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website HERE.
We have our Ramp Up to Play: Drills and Exercises Program on our website and BV TV YouTube channel to prepare athletes for a return to activity and play, as well as At-Home Training Drills and Exercises.
All further updates from Baseball Victoria will be available on the Baseball Victoria website and will also be communicated by the Baseball Victoria social media channels.
If you have any questions please contact Baseball Victoria, with full contact details available HERE.