COVID-19 Update – July 22nd
Following recent changes to restrictions for Victorians based on area of residence, Ultimate Victoria has updated their guidelines for members, with different guidelines in place between metropolitan and regional areas. UV is also providing an update on the status of VMUC and UMUC events currently scheduled for September.
“Melbourne & Mitchell” refers to the following local government areas – Banyule, Bayside, Boroondara, Brimbank, Cardinia, Casey, Darebin, Frankston, Glen Eira, Greater Dandenong, Hobsons Bay, Hume, Kingston, Knox, Manningham, Maribyrnong, Maroondah, Melbourne, Melton, Mitchell, Monash, Moonee Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Moreland, Nillumbik, Port Phillip, Stonnington, Whitehorse, Whittlesea, Wyndham, Yarra and Yarra Ranges.
“Regional” refers to all other local government areas in Victoria.
If you are not sure which local government area you live in, you can check here.
Casual throwing is encouraged! Ultimate Victoria recommends getting out and throwing a disc as a means of exercise and socialisation.
Melbourne & Mitchell: You can throw with people you live with, OR with one person you don’t live with. A facial covering must be worn, but can be removed temporarily while exercising strenuously. You must not travel outside the Melbourne & Mitchell areas.
Regional areas: No more than 20 people can be gathered. UV strongly recommends appropriate hygiene measures are taken.
Melbourne & Mitchell: Pickup games are not permitted.
Regional areas: Pickup games can be played, however no more than 20 players can take part, and a minimum marking distance rule of 1.5 metres must be in place. Appropriate social distancing and hygiene practices must be taken when not actively playing.
UV is not permitting any league play across the whole state until outdoor gathering restrictions have been relaxed further and competitive sport is allowed.
Ultimate Victoria remains committed to delivering opportunities to play for all members where permitted by restrictions published by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, and Sport and Recreation Victoria.
Planning is still taking place for the VMUC and UMUC events in September as we want to be in a position to deliver these events if they are able to take place. We encourage clubs and teams to adopt a similar approach in their planning for these events.
Should the timeline of DHHS and SRV restrictions be extended to encapsulate the scheduled dates of these events, they will be cancelled and all team fees refunded.
Should VMUC not go ahead, teams will still be allowed to attend AMUC events later in the year. UV will determine a new ranking and bid allocation process in consultation with AFDA if the need to do so arises.
Melbourne & Mitchell: Club training is not permitted
Regional areas: Club training is permitted under the UV guidelines published on June 17th.
If you have any questions about any of the recommendations, please contact UV’s Program Manager Simon Talbot (simon [at] ultimatevictoria.com.au).