Gymnastics Victoria Update - 6 October

Term 3 Fees

The Gymnastics Victoria Board met last week and approved the waiver of fees for Term 3 registrations given the ongoing impact of COVID-19 lockdowns.

Funding opportunities

Financial support is available to businesses that continue to be inhibited by restrictions. 

Available government grants related to COVID-19 impact can be found here

There are also grants available through the Department of Sport and Recreation Victoria open now that can be found here.  

Get Active Kids Voucher Program

The Get Active Kids Vouchers Program is back for a third round and will continue to help families doing it tough to pay for sporting memberships and registration fees, uniforms and equipment.

GV successfully advocated for changes to criteria so that vouchers can be used for Babygym and KinderGym. Participant age eligibility has now been expanded to 0-18 years.  

Applications are open now and will close at 5pm on Tuesday 30 November. A reminder that to be eligible children must be Victorian residents, aged 18 and under and named on a valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, as well as a Medicare card.

We encourage you to pass on this information to your members as an opportunity to explore where financial pressure exists.  

Click here for further information of the program including how to apply and promotional assets. 

Vaccination Communication Templates

The Victorian Government has committed to easing COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns as higher population vaccination targets are being met.

As COVID-19 cases rise the Victorian Government is increasingly releasing health orders mandating compulsory vaccination in certain industries.  

On Wednesday 22 September, HRplus conducted a webinar titled Does gymnastics need to mandate vaccinations? You can view the replay of the session here with the access passcode: @!shL5Fk

Whether mandatory COVID vaccinations becomes a government directives or not, it is important to have open conversations with your workforce on the topic and about the possibility.  

HRPlus have created this document which provides communication, policy and assessment templates that gymnastics clubs can use for different scenarios.