COVID-19 UPDATE – May 11th (easing of restrictions)
Following the Victorian government’s announcement earlier today of the changes to restrictions, many sports are being allowed to move into Level B activity of the AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport.
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Ultimate Victoria is prioritising the health and safety of its members during this period. While current government restrictions allow for outdoor gatherings of up to ten people, UV is recommending that members do not interpret this as an opportunity to play ultimate, even with a reduced number of players on the field. While ultimate is a non-contact sport, social distancing requirements cannot be effectively upheld during regular play or match-simulation drills (“offence versus defence”).
That being said, we are encouraging our members to take advantage of the relaxed restrictions on outdoor activity, and get outside with some friends (less than ten) and a disc and get throwing! The AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport allows for skill practice with shared equipment so now is a great chance to practice that throw you haven’t quite nailed yet! When you get out and throw, please ensure you are still using good hygiene practices and sticking to social distancing guidelines. UV is putting together some videos from Victoria’s top players and coaches with tips and advice on improving your skills that we’ll share through our social media channels.
If you have any questions about these recommendations, please contact UV’s Program Manager Simon Talbot (simon [at] ultimatevictoria.com.au).
These recommendations were put together by UV’s Return To Play Working Group and approved by the Ultimate Victoria board. The working group will reconvene whenever the Victorian government announces further changes to restrictions and will provide further recommendations based on the AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport.
Ultimate under Level B of the AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport
- Casual throwing permitted
- Games of ultimate not permitted
- Small group training (no more than 10 people, including coaches) permitted working on fitness and skills
- Multiple “separate” groups of 10 or less at the same venue not permitted
- Match simulation (offence versus defense) drills not permitted
- Follow Department of Health good hygiene practices before, during and after gatherings
- Follow Department of Health social distancing practices during gatherings