The Road Forward - Vaccinations
Gymnastics Victoria is committed to providing gymnastics clubs across Victoria with information that has been received from the State Government regarding questions about vaccination requirements and how they will impact gymnastics clubs.
Update 14 October
As communicated in the CEO update sent October 12th, Gymnastics Victoria has been advised by the Department of Health on preparing workers for vaccination requirements against COVID-19 available here.
We understand clubs will have many more questions and possible scenarios related to the interpretation.
On Friday 15 October, Gymnastics Victoria will be hosting an Open Club Forum at 12 noon to open discussions and support navigating the coming weeks.
Topic: GV All Club Forum
Time: Oct 15, 2021 12:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 891 8211 3810
Please note this zoom will not be recorded and we encourage owners/operators/managers to come online and take part in the conversation.
Update 12 October
Gymnastics Victoria has just been advised by the Department of Health on an interpretation for preparing workers for vaccination requirements against COVID-19 available here.
Physical recreation workers are gymnastic coaches and staff.
Physical recreation workers have been included in the list of select Authorised workers (including contractors, volunteers, and students on placement) who will be required to show evidence of their vaccination to their employer by 15 October to continue working outside their home.
The Authorised workers list has been updated and for gymnastics this includes:
- personal trainers (includes gymnastics outdoor coaching) providing services solely outdoors and not at residential premises; or
- broadcasting online classes from facilities (no more than 5 people at the facility); or
- professional or high-performance sportsperson;
Authorised workers must be able to provide evidence to employers that they have:
- received at least a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, or
- have a booking to receive a first dose by 22 October 2021, or
- have a medical exemption evidenced by an authorised medical practitioner
This means that from 22 October 2021 onwards, Authorised workers need to have received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine (unless you have a medical exemption) to attend work.
From 26 November 2021, Authorised workers will also be required to provide evidence to their employer that they have received their second dose (unless they have a medical exemption) to attend work.
Work premises are anywhere workers are required to be for their work outside the home (for example, a gymnastics club).
As we close in on the indicative date of 5 November for the re-opening of gymnastics clubs and community sport, these dates are critical for clubs preparing their workforce and welcome back to the community.
In terms of your members; athletes and their parents you should prepare for a maximum of 150 vaccinated within the building at any one time. Again, there are no guidelines yet on how that will be monitored. Trials are being conducted that link the Vic Services App with Medicare record to scan in for vaccination status.
We do not currently have guidance on spectators at venues, but based on the roadmap we can anticipate that vaccination status will need to be sighted on entry.
Please click here for the HR Plus club resources that assist with preparing workers for vaccinations.
Today’s advice was that employers only need to keep a record with the date they sighted an employees vaccination record. A copy of the actual vaccine certificate is not required to be kept on file.
We recognise this is a rapid shift on key information.If you need support, please do not hesitate to contact the Gymnastics Victoria team on 9005 4700 or at [email protected].