Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced yesterday that Victoria would take the first cautious steps towards the easing of stage 3 COVID-19 restrictions, to take effect from 11.59 pm tonight (Tuesday 12th May).
Little Athletics Victoria is currently reviewing the State Government announcements in the expectation and hopes that we are moving closer to a resumption of Little Athletics in the coming months. This is occurring in conjunction with Little Athletics Australia (LAA) and the other State Member Associations.
For the time being, all competition (including ‘virtual’ competitions organised by a Centre, Club or coach etc.), coaching and training related Little Athletics activities remain suspended and uninsured.
The other piece of work for consideration is the Australian Institute of Sport’s ‘AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport’ released on 4th May. This document sets out a 3-step process for the return of athletics to full competition. Together, the State Government plans to ease restrictions, the AIS framework and national guidance from LAA will form the basis of decisions made to effect a measured, full and safe return to play.
Following on from this, the resumption of Little Athletics training and competition activities will, in all likelihood, occur with separate timeframes and under some form of restriction.
Little Athletics Victoria will continue to keep members updated as to when Little Athletics may return.