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COVID-19 Club Resources

The Victorian Government released its roadmap to reopening and delivering the National Plan on Sunday 19 September 2021, providing an outline on the easing of restrictions in the coming weeks and months.

Baseball Victoria is currently working through what this reopening roadmap means for the start of the 2021/22 Victorian Summer Baseball League season. The plan outlines several key milestones with the easing of restrictions on community sport dependent on when Victoria reaches its 70 and 80 percent fully vaccinated targets.

Baseball Victoria is seeking further clarification to confirm the roadmap restrictions and how they will apply to a return to training and competition for grassroots baseball. These clarifications from Sport and Recreation Victoria will guide updates to the Baseball Victoria Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan, and we will share these details with VSBL clubs and members accordingly, including planned season start dates as we draw closer.

The current lockdown restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne, Geelong, the Surf Coast, and Mitchell Shire include:

  • Six reasons to leave home:
    • shopping for necessary goods and services (within 10km radius of home unless not available within)
    • four hours of exercise (within 10km radius of home unless not available within, and with only one other person)
    • caregiving/compassionate/medical reasons
    • authorised work or permitted education – with valid permit only
    • getting the coronavirus vaccine
    • outdoor social interaction (picnic, walk, or other outdoor activity) with another person not from your household. Up to five adults (plus dependents) from two households may gather outdoors if all adults are fully vaccinated.
  • No public or private gatherings other than for permitted outdoor social interaction
  • Two people may train outdoors with a personal trainer
  • No community sport
  • Masks must be worn both indoors and outdoors unless an exemption applies
  • Daily curfew from 9pm – 5am (metropolitan Melbourne only)

COVID COORDINATORS

All clubs must register a COVID Coordinator for their club in order to be able to return to activity and return to play. The COVID Coordinator will be responsible for the player and training registrations, as well as ensuring the club complies with the Baseball Victoria Return to Activity and Return to Play Plan.  

Click HERE to learn more and register your COVID Coordinator. 

BASEBALL VICTORIA RETURN TO ACTIVITY/RETURN TO PLAY PLANS

The Baseball Victoria Return to Activity/Play Plan is a comprehensive guide for all clubs, members and local authorities on how baseball will be conducted safely in line with Victorian Government guidelines and restrictions.

These mandatory conditions are based on the AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 environment and guidelines provided by Sport & Recreation Victoria (SRV) in correlation with the latest Government advice. 

It is essential that all clubs review and implement these conditions before returning to activity. They contain strict boundaries for the number of players/staff, types of activities, facility restrictions and safety measures required to safely conduct on-field training. 

Clubs need to seek permission of council in order to use fields and access facilities before any training can take place.

Baseball Victoria continues to work with the Victorian Government, SRV, and councils to ensure safe baseball activity across the state. 

The Return to Activity/Play conditions will be amended in accordance with any future government directives and the latest version of the document will be contained on this website.

View our FAQs related to COVID-19 and baseball in Victoria.

  • For up-to-date information from the Department of Health and Human Services and Victorian State Government, click HERE.
  • For the latest updates from from the Victorian Government on sport and exercise, click HERE.
  • For more information on the restart guidelines for the sport, exercise and physical recreation sector, click HERE.
  • For updated information on public events, click HERE
  • For details on the Victorian Governments free QR code service, click HERE.
  • For updated advice on face coverings from the Victorian State Government, click HERE.
  • For a comprehensive list of mental health resources from the Department of Health and Human Services and Victorian State Government, click HERE.
    • There may be further help and resources available for our baseball community, as the Australian Government has announced additional funding for mental health organisations, including $5 million funding for Headspace, $2 million for Kids Helpline, $2.5 million for Lifeline and $2.5 million for Beyond Blue.
  • A conversation could change a life. For more from R U OK?, including sporting resources and coaching toolkits, click HERE.
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