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COVID-19 Club Resources

After reaching vaccination targets, Victoria is enjoying greater freedoms including the return of community sport.

Moving forward, there are no restrictions on travel and accommodation or retail/hospitality/entertainment for the fully vaccinated. There are no limits on the number of people who can gather in your home or in a public place (i.e. in a park). Community sport is permitted indoors and outdoors, regardless of vaccination status.

Masks are required indoors only in limited settings including retail, health care, aged care and justice facilities, at primary schools, and on public transport/taxis/rideshare. Masks are not required for community sport, although wearing a mask is recommended if you can’t physically distance, if you have any symptoms, or if you are with people who may be vulnerable to COVID-19.

The Baseball Victoria Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan follows Victorian Government COVIDSafe Settings, and all clubs must comply with CHO directions and any additional directions of your landowners.

As per the CHO COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, there is an exemption for community sport volunteers so while vaccination is strongly recommended, it is not required. Please note canteens and bars operate under hospitality restrictions; therefore, all members must be fully vaccinated to use an indoor canteen/bar at a community sport facility.

Service Victoria QR code check-ins are required for businesses, including community sport organisations. Clubs must maintain an attendance register and COVID-19 restriction compliance documentation.

Return to play registration is required for all participants before taking the field.

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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