COVID - 19 | Gymnastics Victoria Updates

 Gymnastics Victoria are here to support you and your club as we navigate the ever changing situation around the coronavirus COVID- 19. 

We are committed to ensuring our clubs and wider community receive up to date information and will continue to be in regular contact as new information arises. 

Now that a date where clubs can re-open has been confirmed we have created a new hub of information and resources on our Return to Gymnastics web page

 Click on the tabs below to read up to date information regarding Gymnastics Victoria's response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

August 2020: COVID-19 Updates


Communication sent to Clubs Monday 3 August

It is safe to say an updated restrictions email is not what we prefer to be sending but advice from the Victorian Government is important for all of us.  

Thank you for your understanding during this very tough time for all Victorians.  

It has been brilliant to hear that so many across the gymnastics community are reaching out to check in with each other, for a friendly call and good belly laugh.  

Don't forget to stay active.  

Here's a fun way of finding out good local places to exercise https://2kmfromhome.com/5km

Here is a summary of the latest information and support: 

Updated Victorian Government Restrictions  

Gymnastics clubs in Regional Victoria will need to close from 11.59pm on Wednesday 5 August as part of Stage 3 Stay at Home Restrictions.  

If clubs are operating through the next three days please find some FAQs about the wearing of masks here. These Stage 3 restrictions in Regional Victoria will be operational until at least Sunday 13 September. 

Gymnastics clubs in Metropolitan Melbourne will need to remain shut during the Stage 4 Stay at Home restrictions which are now in place and will be operational until at least Sunday 13 September. 

For more information on the latest restrictions click here.  

Business Support Packages 

A reminder that there are Business Support Packages available through the Victorian Government with information being updated frequently considering new restrictions.  

Clubs are encouraged to apply for this business support funding and please seek process support from the GV as required.  

Click here for information.  

Road to Recovery Series 2.0  

Last Thursday, SALT (Sport and Life Training) provided a fantastic first webinar session. The webinar provided an overview of the Re Connect sessions that are being offered to all clubs to assist with mental health mindset and re-connecting with staff and clients. Click here to view the webinar. 

Two sessions are available per Victorian affiliated club, for details on how to book please contact Bev from SALT at Bev.joseph@sportandlifetraining.com.au.  We highly encourage you to book a re-connect session for your club to provide support to stay connected until you can return to your venue.  

This week’s Road to Recovery Sessions are: 

Negotiating with Landlords: Tuesday 4 August at 11.30am, Law Squared – Demetrio Zema  

Demetrio is the founder and director of Law Squared a specialised commercial law and litigation firm. With extensive experience in handling a wide range of disputes, Law Squared can help answer any questions you have with regards to your legal rights as a commercial tenant.  

Demetrio will run through the background on regulations and the Victorian state rules and then answer any questions that clubs have.  

To attend this session please register via Zoom here and a Jotform link here is available to submit any questions for Demetrio. This session will also be recorded and available on the GV website.  

Extension of the Jobkeeper Payment: Thursday 6 August at 11.30am, HRplus – Linda Norman 

HRplus are pleased to be able to bring the Gymnastics community a webinar about the extension of the JobKeeper wage subsidy.  

Linda Norman from HRplus will answer any of your frequently asked questions regarding the Jobkeeper extension and any other HR related matters that clubs may have.  

To attend this session please register via Zoom here and a Jotform link here is available to submit any questions for Linda.  

The Culture of Gymnastics 

In a commitment to athlete safety and wellbeing, Gymnastics Australia has engaged the Australian Human Rights Commission to conduct an independent review of the sport of gymnastics in Australia. 

The review will build an understanding of the sport’s culture, athlete experience and barriers to reporting misconduct and abuse. 

The Commission will be consulting with former and current athletes and their families, coaches, officials, administrators, and former and current staff at all levels of the sport. 

There will be several ways to engage in the review and this page will be updated with details over the coming weeks as the review is established.  

If you would like to register your interest in being kept up to date on the Gymnastics in Australia Review, please email the Commission at: gymnastics@humanrights.gov.au.   


Don’t forget that there is another $6,000 up for grabs as part of the #GVLockdownChallenge Warm Up Challenge which closes on Wednesday evening. Click here for details, this initiative is supported by the Victorian Government.  

Also keep an eye out for our GV Fitness at Home videos which will begin on Wednesday and the launch of episode 1 of our new Gymnastics Victoria Podcast ‘The Rotation’ featuring GV Board Chair Judy Young.  

Please reach out to Gymnastics Victoria for any support that you may need.  


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