Frankston City Council Sport & Recreation Update
Changes to Covid Restrictions Effective from Thu 18 November at 11.59pm
Victorian Premier announced this morning that with the full vaccination rate reaching 90% in the coming days, the state will move into Phase D of the roadmap as of 11.59pm tonight (Thursday 18th of November).
For the full details go to Premiers Announcement
Key changes are:
· All capacity restrictions, density limits and caps have been removed.
· There are no limits on private and public gatherings.
· No quarantine for non-household close contact if fully vaccinated - a negative PCR test within 24 hours is required.
· Masks no longer required except in limited settings including retail, health care, aged care and justice facilities, at primary schools and on public transport/taxis/rideshare.
· Vaccinations now required for non-essential retail.
· Vaccination mandate now applies to children aged 12 and over (8-week grace period for those who turn 12).
Vaccination requirements don’t apply to people involved in community sport. The definition of Community sport refers to competitions and training for the purpose of competition overseen by a state sporting association or equivalent governing body, such as country football and netball competitions overseen by AFL Victoria and Netball Victoria. This includes entry level programs (for example AusKick and Cricket Blast), ‘come and try’ days run by state sporting associations or equivalent governing bodies, as well as training for coaches and umpires.
As per the Victorian Government – Open Premises Directions, while vaccination requirements don’t apply to community sport,this is subject to the venue user policy and dependant on the use of the space. Terms of entry are dictated by the venue operator including schools, councils, universities, and third-party entities who may choose to enforce vaccination requirements. Bars, canteens, and other facilities may have vaccination requirements, so please be aware you may be asked for proof of vaccination.
Physical recreation is any other activity that is not associated with competition or training for competitions overseen by a state sporting association or equivalent governing body, including non-competitive casual sport and social play, community events (such as ParkRun), self-defence classes, and fitness and gym classes. Participants must be fully vaccinated in order to attend sporting and recreation facilities (e.g. sports grounds, gyms and swimming pools) and sporting events.
For more information go to: Sport, exercise and physical recreation services sector guidance | Coronavirus Victoria
All Clubs must ensure that their Covidsafe plans are up-to date and QR Codes are displayed and accessible with all attendees required to CHECK-IN using the Service Victoria App. Clubs must have COVID Check-in Marshals who are responsible for ensuring each person who attends a venue uses the Service Victoria QR code to check in on arrival.
If there is a confirmed case of Coronavirus at your facility, please notify council immediately and follow the process as outlined here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/confirmed-case-workplace
When the settings are in effect, a new online portal offering clear and simple ‘checklist’ advice for cases, contacts, workplaces and schools will be published at www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/checklist