Stage 1 restrictions in place - 23/03/2020

In a press conference held yesterday (22 March 2020) the Prime Minister announced Stage 1 restrictions to the following facilities as of midday today (23 March 2020): 

-  Pubs, registered and licensed clubs (excluding bottle shops attached to these venues), hotels (excluding accommodation)
-  Gyms and indoor sporting venues 
-  Cinemas, entertainment venues, casinos, and night clubs
-  Restaurants and cafes will be restricted to takeaway and/or home delivery
-  Religious gatherings, places of worship or funerals (in enclosed spaces and other than very small groups and where the 1 person per 4 square metre rule applies).

Read the transcript here.

Premier Daniel Andrews has also released a statement regarding Stage 1 restrictions which you can read here

Gymnastics Victoria acknowledges the new restrictions imposed by the Federal Government on Sunday 22 March, 2020 and recognise that this decision will result in gymnastics clubs across the country having to shut their doors for the foreseeable future.  

Gymnastics Victoria informed clubs of this information at 10:15am this morning, and alongside Gymnastics Australia, are working closely to support our clubs and members as they navigate this challenging and difficult time.  

We want to acknowledge our clubs, who have gone above and beyond over the last few weeks to keep their gyms open and enjoyable for their members and for adhering to the strict health and hygiene guidelines asked of them.   

Gymnastics Australia and all States and Territories support the strict new guidelines imposed by the Federal Government as necessary to help keep all Australians safe from Coronavirus Disease.   We encourage our members and the wider community to remain vigilant in their daily lives and continue to listen to what the medical professionals and relevant government authorities are asking of us all.  

We will continue to provide advice to our clubs and members via the Gymnastics Australia and Gymnastics Victoria website and social media channels as news come to hand. If you have any questions about your specific club or program, contact them directly or follow their social media pages for the most up-to-date information.

If you are a club and have any questions about your specific situation, please contact us directly.   
Our hearts go out to everyone involved in our gymnastics community as we recognise the devastating impact this will have on so many.  

Our preferred supplier HRplus, has supplied the following information sheet about COVID-19 – you can find that here.

Please make sure that you inform the following stakeholders about these latest updates:​
-         Committee members
-         Staff
-         Members
-         Any gym bookings over the next month

In a time of great change, Gymnastics Victoria are committed to supporting our clubs and members as they navigate this uncertain time. We will to work collaboratively with our clubs in this period of transition and will continue to update you as we learn more of when we will all be able to train together once again. 

The Gymnastics Victoria team are here to assist you during this time via email and phone and we will be working to develop resources to help clubs and members through this time. 

Please keep talking. To your members, to your staff, to us and to each other. 

For further news about COVID-19 click here.