LAVic on Monday provided the following update to centres regarding .
The Victorian State Government has declared a ‘state of disaster’ for the whole of Victoria. The following restrictions will be in place until 11.59pm on Sunday 13th September.:
- Metropolitan Melbourne & Mitchell Shire: Metropolitan Melbourne moves to Stage 4 restrictions; Mitchell Shire remains on Stage 3 restrictions.
- Regional Victoria, Stage 3 restrictions will be in place from 11.59pm on Wednesday 5 August.Regrettably, community sport – and Little Athletics – is banned in Metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria for the next 6 weeks.LAVic has a number of affiliated Centres based in NSW. Any restrictions on sanctioned training and competition activities for those Centres will be determined by the NSW Government. Athletes residing in Victoria and registered with NSW Centres will be precluded from sanctioned training and competition while the current Victorian measures remain in place.New season preparationsThe announcements of tighter restrictions is really unfortunate news for Centres in their efforts to prepare for the new season, which is only a matter of weeks away. We have no control over these and they will create a lot of uncertainty in just about every facet of our sport. Hopefully, they drive infection rates right down and quickly.LAVic will continually provide information regarding the new season as it becomes available through our working relationship with Sport and Recreation Victoria and Vicsport.
For us as a club we will be advised by the Knox Exec Committee as to the start of the upcoming Track and Field season. The Knox LAC Exec Committee is working hard in the background to get the Track and Field season underway when it can. The Exec Committe is advising individual club committees as the information comes to hand. I encourage you to check the Wantirna Club website or the Knox LAC website regularly to get the latest information.
In the mean time stay safe and stay healthy.
David Kearsley | Wantirna LAC President