From the President – Covid 19 Easing of Restrictions and Returning to Athletics

Hi Everyone.

With recent announcements by the Victorian Government and the easing of restrictions, I have had a number of enquiries last week and over the weekend as to the use of the athletics track at Knox for training. The following is the advice that has been sent out over the weekend and today.

Knox Council and the Board of Management have advised that the track is open for limited use with the following restrictions will in place:

  • For the immediate future entry to the track will be through the turnstile gate only.
  • Training groups are to be limited to groups of 10 (maximum)
  • Social distancing to be observed
  • Athletes will have to use their own equipment
  • Use of the Grandstand and Pavilion rooms is not permitted
  • Use of the Gymnasium is not permitted
  • Toilets – Only the Grandstand end toilets will be open for use

Little Athletics

At this stage LAVic have not advised when coaching or formal training can recommence, so any Little Athletics members will be able use the track primarily for running by themselves or in small socially distant groups.

We will be guided by LA Vic and Knox LAC as to the resumption of little athletics activities over the next few weeks as advice from LAVic and protocols are put in place.

Please keep up to date with information on the Knox LAC website.

Knox Seniors Athletics

For our athletes that are also Knox Senior Members you will have received an email from the club today regarding the resumption of training at the track. Advice from the seniors club is that the training will resume on Tuesday and Thursdays this week with the lights on for those that wish to train.  The Seniors club have also advised that any training must be in accordance with the restrictions applicable. Athletes should also check with their coaches.

If you need any further advice regarding Seniors training or becoming a member at Seniors please contact the Knox Seniors club directly.

I hope that everyone is well and looking forward to getting back to athletics, albeit a little differently this year.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


David Kearsley | Wantirna LAC President


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