Regional clubs may open; Melbourne clubs are still closed
New restricted activity directions for Victoria come into effect at 11.59 pm tonight, Thursday 3 June. They are reflected in the latest Return to Croquet guidelines.
In regional Victoria there is an easing of restrictions for recreational play. For croquet, recreational play is club social play, not competition where scores are kept or handicap/indexes are entered onto handicap cards. Clubhouses are not to be used for social activity but are open for the use of toilets and to access equipment. There is a cap of 50 at a venue, and groups are limited to 10. Keep groups apart as much as practicable.
Social distancing and hygiene requirements still apply, but masks need only be worn outdoors if you cannot keep 1.5m apart.
In metro Melbourne (including the Mornington Peninsula) there is no play. Clubs are to remain closed. Volunteers in metro Melbourne are not allowed to mow lawns or work on property maintenance. Only paid contractors are permitted to mow lawns.
A CROQUET TRIBUTE TO VALERIE (VAL) BROWN
Wimmera Croquet Association provided a Guard of Honour at the funeral of Val Brown held at the Horsham Church of England on 27 May as a tribute to Val for all the work she has given to the Sport of Croquet.
Val lived the majority of her life in the Wimmera and District area and was survived by hubby Tom, 3 children and grandchildren. She contracted polio in her early life which caused many health issues, but Val’s philosophy was “onwards and upwards” and she always greeted you with a smile and ready for a chat.
Posted by: Ian Petersen
Posted on: 2021-06-06
News Type: Golf
Victoria's Golf Croquet Interstate Shield team announced
Croquet Victoria's Golf Croquet Selection Committee has announced the Victorian team which will compete in the Interstate Shield in Launceston, Tasmania, from 8 to 12 September 2021.
The team comprises:
Claire Keating - Travelling Reserve
It is a great honour to be invited to represent Victoria in this prestigious event, and all good wishes go to the team members for a most successful tournament.
Croquet is go - with limitations
Under the most recent Victorian Government directions, updated on 12 June 2021, croquet clubs can open across Victoria. Details are provided in our revised Return to Croquet guidelines.
All clubs must use the Government QR code to check in people attending their site. A new Kiosk app is available to help check in people without a smart phone - see https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/register-to-use-vic-gov-qr-code-service.
Travel between metro Melbourne and the regions is prohibited (except for people who need to travel for paid work).
COVID: Some limitations eased
Under the most recent Victorian Government announcement, on 16 June 2021, social play and competition will be allowed across Victoria from 11.59 pm on Thursday 17 June. For details, see our revised Return to Croquet guidelines. These take into account the Chief Health Officer's Restricted Activity Directions, published on 18 June.
For social play, groups are limited to 20 in Melbourne and 50 in regional Victoria. For competition, the limit is the minimum number required to undertake the activity. Travel across Victoria is allowed.
Clubhouses are open, subject to density requirements (4 square metres per person) and group size (no more than 10 in metro Melbourne, no more than 50 in regional Victoria).