Good news coming for Metro clubs
Under eased restrictions announced by Premier Daniel Andrews today, non-contact sports grounds in Melbourne are being allowed to re-open, but there have been mixed messages about access to clubhouses.
Croquet Victoria will update the Return to Croquet guidelines following a VicSport / DHHS / SRV briefing on this tomorrow.
Clubs are asked to wait on these guidelines (and consult their local authority) before returning to play.
GVCA vs NEDCA Challenge Match
On Monday 5 October Shepparton Croquet Club was the scene for the very first Inaugural Golf Croquet Interregional Challenge match.
The match brought together the best of the best players from both the Goulburn Valley and also the North East of Victoria.
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2020-10-19
News Type: General
Updated Return to Croquet guidelines
Croquet Victoria has updated its Return to Croquet guidelines, in light of the Premier's announcement on 18 October and new directions released by Victoria's Chief Health Officer.
Only minor adjustments for regional Victoria, but metropolitan clubs can now consider coming back to play.
In metro Melbourne, play (not competition) is allowed, for a maximum of ten people at the venue. Potentially singles or doubles. The group of players on any one court is to be from no more than two households. Groups on different courts must stay apart. Apart from access to toilets, clubhouses are to remain closed.
For detail, see the updated guidelines.
Melbourne restrictions eased further
For the time being, travel between metro Melbourne and regional Victoria is still banned, and metro Melbourne residents are subject to a 25 km travel limit (from home or work).
Other restrictions affecting croquet are now the same across the state. Social play is limited to a maximum of ten players per venue, and competition play is allowed to the minimum required for the activity.
For details, see the current guidelines.
Getting to COVID-normal
The Victorian Government has lifted the travel ban between metro Melbourne and regional areas, and sport is moving towards COVID-normal.
As part of this transition, croquet clubs are required to prepare COVID-safe plans. These need to cover the Six Principles.
The updated Return to Croquet guidelines include guidance on these principles.