Victorian Government Restriction Updates - October


Victorian Restrictions Update - 25 October

We are all relieved to read of more good news following announcements made yesterday.  

Victoria will reach its 80 per cent double dose vaccination milestone almost a week ahead of schedule, on Friday 29 October.  

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has determined that on Friday 29 October at 6:00pm, Victoria will move forward in opening and more restrictions will fall away. 

Regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne will unite and move forward on the same restrictions. 

Yesterday’s announcements reflect that from 6pm on Friday 29 October physical recreation & community sport can resume with the following guidelines: 

  • Fully vaccinated: Indoor density quotient of 1 per 4 square metres, outdoor density quotient of 1 per 2 square metres and a 500 patron cap 
  • Community sport is permitted indoors and outdoors, regardless of vaccination status, with the minimum number required; for spectators public gathering limits apply. 

This information can be found here with Roadmap tables available at the bottom of the page.  

We understand this provides only limited information currently and, as usual, GV is actively seeking clarification on exactly what these updates mean for gymnastics.  

Once we have further information, we will share in another update however it is likely this be after the new Open Premises Directions are posted on Friday 29 October.  

We are working through answering the many questions our community has with the Victorian Government, if you have any additional questions, please email them through to us at [email protected] and we will continue to work on finding answers.  

This announcement is great news for the resumption of gymnastics in Victoria and we are excited to see our community get back to doing what they love.  

We will be in touch with you with further updates later in the week.  


Victorian Restrictions Update - 22 October

Victoria hitting the 70 per cent double dose vaccination target yesterday means more gymnastics!  

Several restrictions have been eased in relation to sport and recreation, just now we have received further clarification in the form of the Acting Chief Health Officer’s Open Premises Directions (OPDs) that have now replaced the previous Restricted Activity Directions (Vale to the RAD’s).  

OPD's are expected to last up to 10 days until Victoria reaches a vaccination rate of 80 per cent double dosed. When that milestone is achieved, we will communicate more changes to you again.  

Importantly, the updated settings have also advised on the vaccination sighting status of 12 to 16-year-olds - the guideline is that children under 16 are excluded from needing their vaccination status sighted.  

This is an important change from the advice received previously that asked community sport to prepare for sighting the vaccination status for children over 12. We will keep you updated if there are any further changes to the age-based vaccination status advice.  

Please see the current restrictions relating to gymnastics below:   

In effect as of 11:59pm on Thursday 21 October in metropolitan Melbourne:   

  • Indoor venues are to remain closed except to allow up to five fully vaccinated workers for broadcast use and for other authorised work such as emergency maintenance to be completed  
  • Outdoor physical recreation is permitted with up to 50 fully vaccinated people and a fully vaccinated trainer 
  • Vaccination to be sighted for participants 16+  
  • COVID marshal is required at entrances to sight vaccinations and ensure check ins  


In effect as of 11:59pm on Thursday 21 October in regional Victoria:  

  • Indoor physical recreation is permitted for up to 30 people indoors per dedicated space (density limit of 1 person per 4sqm) and 100 people outdoors (density limit of 1 person per 2sqm), provided all individuals aged 16 and over are fully vaccinated. A temporary wall of 2.1m may be used indoors to highlight a dedicated space 
  • Vaccination to be sighted for participants 16+ 
  • COVID marshal is required at entrances to sight vaccinations and ensure check ins  
  • If any individuals attending an indoor venue aged 16+ are not fully vaccinated (i.e., They have not received two doses of the vaccine), then venues will be required to maintain a capacity limit of 10 people   

View the OPDs and other useful documents relating to COVID-19 restrictions here.  

The Victorian Government has a range of signs, posters, and templates that you may wish to use for your club that can be found here.  

The Gymnastics Victoria Return to Gymnastics FAQs can be found here

We will continue to bring you updates as they come to hand, otherwise if you have any additional questions, please contact us on 9005 4700 or at [email protected].   

Victorian Restrictions Update - 20 October

It feels as though we are finally on the final stretch. This week, the Victorian Government announced Victoria is set to hit its 70 per cent double dose vaccination target nearly a week early and significant restrictions are set to be eased. 

With our first dose vaccination rate at almost 90 per cent, Victoria will this week hit a significant milestone on the Roadmap, with 70 per cent of Victorians 16 years and over having received two vaccine doses. 

Because of this, Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has determined that at 11.59pm on Thursday 21 October, Victoria will move forward in opening up and more restrictions will be eased. 

From 11:59pm on Thursday 21 October in metropolitan Melbourne:  

  • Outdoor community sport training returns for minimum required to hold training. 


From 11:59pm on Thursday 21 October in regional Victoria: 

  • Indoor settings – including gyms – will increase from 10 to 30 people per venue, if everyone is fully vaccinated at 12+ years old. Please note that the roadmap has not indicated definitively on the age threshold but direct advice today from the Department of Health is, for the purpose of planning, it is safe to assume 12+.  
  • Final restrictions will come out Thursday this week, to come into effect Friday.  
  • If any attending individuals aged 12+ are not fully vaccinated (i.e. They have not received two doses of the vaccine), then venues will be required to maintain the current capacity limit of 10 people  

See the updated Roadmap for further details. 

The Gymnastics Victoria Return to Gymnastics FAQs can be found here.

To help you with communicating these guidelines to your members Gymnastics Victoria has drafted a template letter for members.  

To assist regional clubs to prepare for reopening Gymnastics Victoria will be holding a Regional Club Forum tomorrow at 1pm. 

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The next milestone in the Roadmap will be when Victoria hits the 80 per cent double dose vaccination target, which is predicted to be the first week of November. The more Victorians who get vaccinated, the sooner we will hit the next target and the more restrictions we can lift. 

Victoria’s Roadmap to Deliver the National Plan is based on modelling from the Burnet Institute and is set against COVID-19 thresholds, including hospitalisation rates and the vaccination targets already set out in the National Plan to transition Australia’s National COVID-19 Response

If you haven’t booked your appointment, please book it today. Victorians can also book a vaccine appointment through their GP or pharmacist. For more info on the Roadmap or to book a vaccination visit coronavirus.vic.gov au.   

We will bring you further updates as they come to hand, otherwise if you have any additional questions, please contact us on 9005 4700 or at [email protected].  


Victorian Restrictions Update - 9 October

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer declared last night the Mildura Rural City Council area will enter a seven-day lockdown commencing at 11:59 pm Friday 8 October, with restrictions the same as those in metropolitan Melbourne, excluding the curfew.

In the Mildura Rural City Council area this means:

  • Indoor physical recreation & sport is closed but broadcast is permitted with a maximum of five people onsite
  • Outdoor personal training is allowed with up to 5 fully vaccinated people and a fully vaccinated trainer


This information can be found here.


Victorian Restrictions Update - 2 October

Victoria’s Acting Chief Health Officer declared last night the City of Greater Shepparton will enter a seven-day lockdown commencing at 11:59 pm Friday 1 October, with restrictions the same as those in metropolitan Melbourne, excluding the curfew.

In the City of Greater Shepparton this means:

  • Indoor physical recreation & sport is closed but broadcast is permitted with a maximum of five people onsite
  • Outdoor personal training is allowed with up to 5 fully vaccinated people and a fully vaccinated trainer


This information can be found here.


Victorian Restrictions Update - 1 October

Victoria's Acting Chief Health Officer has declared Moorabool Shire will enter a seven-day lockdown commencing at 11:59pm Friday 1 October, with restrictions the same as those in the City of Latrobe, Mitchell Shire and metropolitan Melbourne. excluding the curfew.

In the Moorabool Shire this means:

  • Indoor physical recreation & sport is closed but broadcast is permitted with a maximum of five people onsite
  • Outdoor personal training is allowed with up to 5 fully vaccinated people and a fully vaccinated trainer

This information can be found here.