Following the Victorian Government’s announcements today, Baseball Victoria is planning for the easing of lockdown restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne from 11:59pm on Thursday 10 June 2021.
A number of restrictions will remain in place, and Baseball Victoria is working to confirm how these changes will impact community sport in metropolitan Melbourne. Once lockdown is lifted in metropolitan Melbourne, the restrictions will be:
- 25km travel radius from place of primary residence, which means people in metropolitan Melbourne cannot travel to regional Victoria over the long weekend.
- Masks must be worn indoors and outdoors at all times.
- Density limits in public settings including workplaces and restaurants.
- Community sport: training only, no competition permitted and 25km limit applies. Limited to the number required to participate in and facilitate activity.
In metropolitan Melbourne, participants will not be able to train if that training is conducted more than 25km from their primary residence. Each of the metropolitan winter associations will provide an update on their training recommencement.
In regional Victoria, community sport will be open for all ages both training and competition, without travel into metropolitan Melbourne and within venue caps.
The Victorian Government has provided this Table of Restrictions from 11:59pm on Thursday 10 June 2021 which defines the changes for regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne.
Baseball Victoria will provide further details to the winter associations as they are confirmed by the government regarding the limited return to training in metropolitan Melbourne and the return to training and play in regional Victoria.
“We recognise that this recent lockdown has been challenging for many, and we wish to thank our Victorian baseball community for doing their part to stop the spread and keep our state safe,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “We are looking forward to the easing of restrictions and a safe return to activity and play. Baseball Victoria will continue communicating with clubs and stakeholders to provide updates on the COVIDSafe settings for regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne.”
Click HERE for the full statement from the Victorian Government.
As Victoria continues to navigate this COVID situation, it’s important that Victorians monitor for symptoms, get tested, and get vaccinated when eligible.
To stop the spread, 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.
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While Victoria works to get more people vaccinated, you can 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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