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COVID-19 Club Resources

Baseball Victoria is planning for the further easing of restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne from 11:59pm on Thursday 17 June 2021, which includes:

  • 25km travel radius removed, allowing for travel between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.
  • Masks must be worn indoors except if at home, or if an exception applies, and masks are recommended to be worn outdoors where 1.5 metres physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Density limits increased in public settings including workplaces and restaurants.
  • Community sport open for all ages both training and competition, limited to the minimum number of people required to participate in and facilitate the activity (players and coaches) and within venue limits.
  • Spectators are allowed within venue limits in regional Victoria, while no spectators are allowed in metropolitan Melbourne, other than people necessary for events.

Training and competition across all age groups can return, with confirmation that winter associations can return to competition this weekend. Density limits and restrictions still apply for facilities at our diamonds and all clubs will need to meet these requirements as part of their return to play.  

The BV COVIDSafe Return to Play Plan is available HERE for all clubs.

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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