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Earlier news


Melbourne restrictions eased further

Croquet Victoria has updated its Return to Croquet guidelines in line with the Victorian Chief Health Officer Directions notices published on 28 October.

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.



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.


Current news

News Date: 2020-11-17
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2020-11-17
News Type: General

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.

They are:

  • Ensure physical distancing
  • Wear a face mask
  • Practise good hygiene
  • Keep records and act quickly
  • Avoid interactions in closed spaces
  • Create workforce bubbles

Sport and Recreation Victoria has provided detailed information on what sports need to consider under each of these headings.

Using this information, a template for club COVID-safe plans has been prepared and sent to all club secretaries as a Word document. A PDF version is also available.

For further information, contact Croquet Victoria secretary Sarina Cevaal-Hewitt.



Later news


Vale Patricia Watts

I regret to inform members that Patricia (Trish) Watts passed away last Wednesday, 18 November 2020, after a battle with Motor Neurone Disease.

Trish joined Kew Croquet Club in August 2008 and was elected to the Committee of Management in December 2013, filling the casual vacancy caused by the passing of Graham Howie, and serving continuously until the 2019 AGM, when she did not seek re-election, citing the effects of MND.



Corona restrictions relaxed

The Premier’s announcement today (Sunday 22 November) includes some very welcome changes in the restrictions affecting sport. These will be included in revised Return to Croquet guidelines as soon as we see the updated Directions documents from the Chief Health Officer.

In the meantime, here is a summary of the main points.