2022: COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on our sport, member clubs and their members and across Victoria.
GV relies on the advice and guidance from State Government and supports the public health direction that all eligible Victorians should be immunised. GV works actively with the state government to assist member clubs interpret guidelines through the regular public response changes to COVID-19.
GV is seeking to minimise the risks to our member’s health and safety with current directives for our sport:
- People participating in and attending Gymnastics Victoria events or activities will need to be fully vaccinated, or provide their vaccination exemption, from the age of 12 years and 2 months. However, as per recent government guidance, we will not be checking immunisation status for people 18 years and under.
- Face masks are not required to be worn.
- GV will abide by the rules and regulations of the venues where sanctioned events are held and will advise attendees prior to the event what those requirements will be.
- People aiming for State Team selection will need to abide by the rules set by Gymnastics Australia, which will be guided by Queensland state regulations and the specific venue requirements where the event is being held. Further to this people will need to abide by the travel rules and regulations set at the time of travel.
Please note these directives may change in line with the public response to covid-19. It is important to seek the latest advice at the time of events.
Communication sent to Clubs Friday 14 January
Welcome to 2022 – let’s hope this year is kind to us all.
The GV team is energised by a new strategic plan and a very full calendar!
Thank you for your support throughout 2021 and we look forward to continuing to build on our strong club relationships and services throughout this year. We recognise that this is still a difficult time and the GV team is on hand to support you.
COVID Safe Workplace
Despite the rise in COVID numbers and the new Omicron strain, there has been an easing of requirements within the sport sector and in what are athletic hallmarks of our sport, showing resilience and an ability to change – here we are with updated guidance.
The most recent guidance for the sport, exercise and physical recreation services sector is available here
What is essential for all clubs is to ensure you have a COVIDSafe plan and keep records of everyone attending, using the Service Victoria app. Clubs must also display signage in public spaces providing information about check-in, vaccination requirements and, where relevant, mask requirements.
Sign and poster templates are available here.
Clubs must also ensure that they follow the venue vaccinations policy for where the club is located.
People participating in Gymnastics Victoria events (competitions, functions, meetings, education) will need to be fully vaccinated from the age of 12 years and 2 months.
If you have a positive case in the workforce, please refer to the COVID Checklists available here.
The GV Return to Gymnastics Toolkit has a suit of information available for clubs and updates are located here as they become available.
If you have any questions on any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact the Gymnastics Victoria team on 9005 4700 or at [email protected].