What's On Offer for Sporting Clubs and Active Recreation

Latest Regional COVID Information (10th June 2021)

COVID-19 restrictions eased in Victoria from 11.59pm on Thursday 10 June. For a detailed overview of the changes, see the updated Table of Restrictions

Changes to restrictions in Regional Victoria: 

  • Public outdoor gatherings are limited to 20 people. 
  • Capacity limits have increased at restaurants, entertainment venues, community facilities and religious gatherings.
  • Indoor sport, including gyms, may reopen with limits on the number of people permitted at one time.

The settings as they apply for community sport and active recreation are as follows:

Regional Victoria

Indoor physical recreation and sport: Open 

  • A density quotient of one person per four square metres 
  • A maximum venue capacity of 150, including no more than 50 indoors 
  • Maximum group size: 10 people indoors, 20 people outdoors 

Indoor community sport: Open for all ages, training and competition, but cannot travel into metropolitan Melbourne (unless for work) and must be within venue caps. This includes players, spectators and volunteers.

  • Participants cannot travel to metropolitan Melbourne for community sport 
  • Limited to minimum number of people required to facilitate and participate in the activity and must be within the venue capacity of 50

Indoor play centres, indoor skateparks, indoor trampolining centres: Open 

  • A density quotient of one person per four square metres 
  • Maximum venue capacity 150, including no more than 50 people indoors (all indoor spaces combined) 
  • Maximum group size: 10 people 

Outdoor playgrounds, outdoor skateparks: outdoor communal exercise equipment: Open

Outdoor physical recreation and sport: Open 

  • A density quotient of one person per four square metres 
  • Maximum venue capacity 150 people, including no more than 50 indoors (all indoor spaces combined)
  • No venue limit if 100 metres distance can be maintained between groups (e.g. golf) 
  • Maximum group size: 20 people 

Outdoor community sport: Open for all ages, training and competition, but cannot travel into metropolitan Melbourne (unless for work) and must be within venue caps. This includes players, spectators and volunteers.

Frequently asked questions

QR Codes  

In addition, the Victorian Government has announced the intention to move to compulsory QR code check-ins for all workplaces, with some limited exceptions. More details will be announced soon.

Under the current restrictions, physical recreation and community sport facilities and other customer-facing venues must use the free Victorian Government QR Code Service to check in customers, workers and visitors. 

Venues can check in guests who don’t have a smartphone via the Kiosk check-in function

Businesses must ensure that every customer, worker and visitor checks in, regardless of how long they are at the premises. 

Support for businesses

The Victorian Government has announced it will provide additional support for businesses in greater Melbourne who continue to be affected by necessary health restrictions.

Those businesses that will still be affected by restrictions will share a new injection of $8.4 million.

A further $2000 top-up payment will be available to businesses in metropolitan Melbourne that are closed due to extended restrictions, including gyms, dance schools and yoga studios, taking the total amount available to businesses in eligible sectors up to $7000.

The Victorian Government has previously announced $492.2 million of support for small and medium-sized businesses and sole traders, including the Business Costs Assistance ProgramLicensed Hospitality Venue Fund and Regional Tourism Support Package

Up to 90,000 businesses will benefit from the support packages announced over the past two weeks, with the total support for businesses over this period now beyond $500 million.

Other important information for businesses 

All Victorians over the age of 40 are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. For more information on how to book your vaccine appointment, visit the Coronavirus website.  

Anyone with symptoms should get tested immediately. The list of testing sites includes wait times.

For more information, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au or call the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15.

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