October 2020: COVID-19 Updates
Communication sent to clubs Tuesday 20 October
On Sunday 18 October the
Victorian Premier made announcements regarding the start of easing of community
sport restrictions. The clear advocacy of particularly indoor, non-contact
sport was noted prior to the announcements. As gymnastics, we have developed a
strong voice and presented a consistent and collective position.
While the latest announcements are not as we would like, there is no doubt the
Gymnastics Victoria clubs' message that outlines the devastating impact and
capability to safely return has been heard.
We will continue to engage closely with the Victorian government and interpret
new information to provide updates for the gymnastics community.
The most recent updates for gymnastics can be found here.
This week Gymnastics Australia will distribute a club survey. The survey will
be sent to all clubs as part of the Australian Human Rights Commission Review.
The survey is a request for information from all levels of the sport
relating to official complaints of misconduct, abuse, bullying, sexual
harassment and sexual assault of athletes between the years of 2015-2019
The survey may feel confronting and support needed to complete. In advance, the
survey is seeking incredibly tight response times – by COB Friday 6 November 2020.
To assist with completion or to discuss queries, Child Safe Manager, Ms Phoebe
Pownall will be available. Ms Pownall may be contacted directly by email firstname.lastname@example.org
or mobile 0447 809 943.
Clubs with Commercial Leases are reminded of the opportunity for extension of
rent relief: the ability to get relief is proportionate to the tenant's decline
in turnover – this has been extended to 31 December 2020.
Details are available here.
Our GV team are updating the Return to Gymnastics web page this week so make
sure you check it out.
As always, if you require assistance with anything, please contact GV on email@example.com.