COVID-19 update

July 17th, 2020

The latest update from CV Managing Director Craig Eastwood

"With the recent increase in positive cases of COVID-19 and The Age (link) reporting Victorians face fines for exercising too far from home we remind members that we must apply common sense at this time and continue to abide by the restrictions and Government advice.

From the DHHS website - There are four reasons that you can leave home:

  1. Shopping for food or other essential items

  2. To provide care giving, for compassionate reasons or to seek medical treatment

  3. For exercise (outdoor exercise only, with only one other person or members of your household)

  4. Work or study, if you cannot work or study from home

Otherwise, you must stay home.

Guidance relating to sport and exercise: Wednesday 8 July 2020. If you live in metropolitan Melbourne or the Shire of Mitchell:

  • Indoor sports centres including gyms, training facilities and pools will be closed.

  • Community sport training and competition cannot occur within metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire. If you live in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, you cannot attend or participate in community sport elsewhere.

  • You can only exercise or undertake sporting activities outside with one other person or household members. You must be able to keep 1.5 metres distance between yourself and others. 

  • Some outdoor sport facilities will be closed. Personal training outdoors can occur but with a limit of two participants, in addition to the instructor.

Exercise is allowed, but you cannot leave or enter restricted metropolitan Melbourne areas or the Mitchell Shire for physical activity.

For example, rides to the Dandenongs from Bayside suburbs or beyond the boundaries of Melbourne Metropolitan and Mitchell Shire would not align to Government directions. Cyclists looking to ride distance may customise loops within close proximity to their residence and elect to go the minimum time and distance required for the purpose of exercise.

Looking to go on extended time/distance rides or for loopholes may not be viewed not in the spirit of the restrictions by relevant authorities.

Contact has been made with Sport & Recreation Victoria and when more information becomes available this will be provided".

I will endeavour to keep the website updated with the latest information available to me. In the meantime please use common sense and respect the community we live in.

For further information see:

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/sport-and-exercise-metropolitan-melbourne-and-mitchell-shire-covid-19