Note: People with valid medical exceptions issued by an authorised medical practitioner and children aged under 16 are excepted.
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The Open Premises Directions – Number 3 have been released
- You can leave home for any reason and travel anywhere in Victoria.
- You can travel interstate subject to the entry requirements of the state you are traveling to.
- Face masks are mandatory indoors for people aged 12 and over, unless an exception applies. We recommend you wear a mask outdoors if you cannot maintain physical distancing.
- Check-in everywhere you visit using the Service Victoria app, no matter how long you spend at that location.
- You will need to show evidence of being fully vaccinated or carry evidence of a medical exemption to enter many venues. To make things easier, get your COVID-19 Digital Certificate and link it to the Service Victoria App.
- Note: People with valid medical exceptions issued by an authorised medical practitioner and children aged under 12 years and 2 months, are excepted.
- Community sport is open indoors and outdoors for training and competition with the minimum number of people required to play. Spectators can attend in line with outdoor public gathering limits and the venue’s indoor density limits. Vaccination requirements don’t apply to community sport (Community S.
- Physical recreation and sporting facilities (including swimming pools, spas and saunas) are open if everyone present is fully vaccinated (indoors at one person per 4 sqm, or outdoors at one person per 2 sqm up to 500 people).
Are indoor and outdoor sport facilities open?
Sport facilities are open for people who are fully vaccinated, under 16 or have a valid medical exemption.
Density limits of one person per 4 sqm apply indoors, or one person per 2 sqm for up to 500 people outdoors.
Sport facilities do not include public places such as a park.
Each club must maintain a system that requires each visitor (a patron) either:
- To show evidence that they are either: (i) fully vaccinated; or (ii) an excepted person on each visit, or
- Once Prior to their first attendance after 6.00PM on the 29th of October, if the patron is a pre-registration patron and they attend a preregistration premises, to provide the operator with acceptable evidence that they are either: (i) fully vaccinated; or (ii) an excepted person.
Note: an operator must require patrons to check-in to their premises under the Workplace Directions.
At each entrance that is accessible by patrons, clubs must have a designated COVID Check-in Marshal, to ensure that either point 1 or point 2 are met.
An Excel Template for Vaccination Record keeping – can be found here
For the covid plan template in different languages, see– https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/covidsafe-plan#covidsafe-plan
A patron (except a patron under 12 years and 2 months of age) who attends an open premises must comply with the requirements of the system maintained under
patrons who are not fully vaccinated or an excepted person are not allowed into an open premises
clubs must ensure that any shared equipment is cleaned between users (including but not limited to spools, bodywires, ect)
that only the participants and the minimum number of persons required to conduct the community sport activity to attend that indoor space or outdoor space at the premises.
Definitions as Per OPD 3
indoor space means an area, room or premises that is or are substantially enclosed by a roof and walls that are either floor to ceiling high or are at least 2.1 metres high, regardless of whether the roof or
walls or any part of them are: (i) permanent or temporary; (ii) open or closed;
(8) An acceptable certification for the purpose of subclause (7):
(a) for the period ending 6:00:00pm on 12 November 2021—
(i) a certificate issued by the person’s medical practitioner that states that the person is unable to receive a dose, or a further dose, of a COVID-19 vaccine for one or more of the reasons in
subclause (7); or
(ii) an Australian Immunisation Register immunisation medical exemption form that:
(A) is completed and signed by the person’s medical practitioner;
(B) states that the person is unable to receive a dose, or a further dose, of a COVID-19 vaccine for one or more of the reasons in subclause (7);
(b) for the period commencing 6:00:00pm on 12 November 2021 and ending 11:59:00pm on 18 November 2021—an Australian Immunisation Register immunisation medical exemption form that:
(i) is completed and signed by the person’s medical practitioner;
(ii) states that the person is unable to receive a dose, or a further dose, of a COVID-19 vaccine for one or more of the reasons in subclause (7).
(9) An acceptable certification for the purpose of subclause (8) is effective until the earlier of:
(a) the date specified by the medical practitioner; or
(b) the date 6 months from the date the certification was given by the medical practitioner.
Physical recreation premises
(8) For the purposes of these directions:
(a) hydrotherapy pool means a pool designed to be used for hydrotherapy or rehabilitation purposes; and
(b) physical recreation premises means any of the following, whether operated on a for profit or not-for-profit basis:
(i) a premises used predominantly for indoor sport or physical recreation;
Examples: gymnasium, health club, fitness centre, yoga studio, pilates studio, barre studio, dance studio, spin premises, indoor basketball court, indoor climbing premises, squash court, table
(i) a premises used predominantly for outdoor sport or physical recreation;
Examples: golf club, tennis club, outdoor basketball courts, go kart track, rifle range, equestrian centre, mini golf, paint ball, lawn bowling, water skiing.
(ii) a cardio or strength training premises;
Examples: a cardio or strength premises featuring cardio equipment
(such as exercise bikes, elliptical trainers, steppers and rowing machines), free weights, kettlebells and weight and/or strength training equipment and machines. A cardio or strength training
premises may be a stand-alone premises or part of another premises (such as a gymnasium, health club or fitness centre).
For any questions or clarification of the above – please contact Kayt Spano @ GeneralManager@fencingvictoria.org