COVID-19 Update – September 27th
Following the Victorian government’s recent update regarding proposed restriction levels on sport and recreation in the coming months, we have updated our guidelines for the sport of ultimate in Victoria. The guidelines come into effect on Tuesday September 28th, 2021.
Please note these guidelines come into effect on Tuesday September 28th, 2021
Casual throwing is encouraged with a friend! You can meet with one other person, or with up to five people from two different households, to throw a disc around in a park (less than 15km from home in metropolitan areas only)
You will need to have a face covering with you at all times, and keep a safe distance from other groups using public areas.
We highly recommend getting out to a disc golf course if there is one in your area and giving that a go!
PICK-UP GAMES & LEAGUE
Games of ultimate are not permitted, even with reduced participants (eg: 5 v 5). Despite the rules of the game stating otherwise, ultimate is classed as a contact sport under DHHS guidelines due it’s similarity to other field sports falling under this classification.
UV is continuing to monitor updates from DHHS and will advise members of further updates to this status.
Metropolitan clubs are currently not permitted to run organised training sessions.
Regional clubs can train (outdoor only) in groups with a maximum of the current number of participants allowable in outdoor activities by the Victorian government – currently up to 10 people, plus a non-participating coach.
Training should focus on socially distanced frisbee games, technical drills or group technical drills without physical contact. Match simulation drills (anything with an offence versus defence component) are not permitted.
- Social distancing measures apply – 1.5m between training squad members – in all activities.
- If training in a public space, ensure there is plenty of distance between your training squad and other public space users
- Can you throw a disc between other groups or public space users?
- Can you overhear conversations between other groups or public space users?
- Can you keep your belongings away from other groups or public space users?
- Inform all players not to attend training if they are unwell or have displayed COVID-19 symptoms within the previous 14 days. Clubs must insist that anyone with these symptoms leaves the training venue.
- Training sessions must have designated “mask off” and “mask on” times in their sessions. “Mask off” must be immediately preceding the commencement of strenuous exercise (eg: before warm-up). “Mask on” should be at the conclusion of activity, and prior to cooling down.
- All participants must keep their masks with them while training as per DHHS regulations on exercise.
- UV recommends that a shared collection of discs belonging to the club is used for training, and not having participants bring their own disc from home.
- Do not allow players to share drink bottles, towels or jerseys.
All clubs running any group activities must have a Service Victoria registered QR code on display, and have all attendees check in upon arrival.
Ultimate Victoria is treating the health and safety of its members and their families very seriously during this time.
Just as players are responsible for upholding the rules of the game on the field, we ask that you uphold these rules off the field as well.
If you have any questions about any of these guidelines, please contact UV’s Program Manager Simon Talbot (simon [at] ultimatevictoria.com.au).