Following announcements made by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews this afternoon on further easing of restrictions, Baseball Victoria confirms the 25km rule and ‘ring of steel’ between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria has been removed.
For VSBL clubs that have returned to training with council approval and confirmed registration of all attendees, this means they can now have members from across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria participate in training. All players and coaches must register to return to training HERE.
Our At-Home Baseball Training: Drills and Exercises for the COVID-19 Break and Ramp Up to Play series feature training exercises for those who wish to continue their solo training for now. Click HERE to check out these training videos.
Clubs can have groups of 20 people (including players and coaches) at training, with two groups on a single diamond separated by 20 metres. At this stage, all training for seniors is non-contact where physical distancing must be maintained, while juniors are able to conduct full training. Access to club canteens/bars will be subject to council approval. More information is available within the hospitality guidelines for the opening of canteens and bars HERE.
Baseball Victoria has updated our Return to Activity/Return to Play Plan with the most recent details, so clubs can continue preparing for the 2020/21 VSBL season based on these confirmed dates, along with the review and penalty process around COVID breaches.
We will continue to provide updates accordingly and wish to remind all members to register for the return to training if they haven’t already so we can have a safe and successful return to activity.
Click HERE for more Victorian Government COVID-19 resources.
Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions, which are regularly updated.
We encourage our members to stay in touch with one another and prioritise their mental health. Click HERE for mental health resources.
Click HERE to view our updated Return to Activity and Return to Play Plan.
To view the outline on the easing of restrictions provided by the Victorian Government, click HERE.
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.