COVID restrictions eased across Victoria - but masks are more important
The same COVID restrictions now apply across Victoria - there is no difference between the regions and metropolitan Melbourne.
The main continuing constraints affecting croquet:
Larger groups as COVID restrictions ease
The Deputy Premier has announced some easing of COVID restrictions across Victoria from 11.59 pm on Thursday evening 24 June.
The detail is now available in updated Restricted Activity Directions from the Chief Health Officer.
A new change for croquet is that there is no longer a maximum group size for outdoor community sport (metro Melbourne and regional). This means there is no longer a need to ensure tournaments are split into small groups. The number of people at a venue is limited by the space available and the density quotient that applies.
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2021-07-15
News Type: General
It's another lockdown
The Victorian Government has called a snap lockdown which
Croquet clubs will join many other organisations in closing from 11.59 pm tonight, Thursday 15 July, to 11.59 pm on Tuesday 20 July.
The restrictions currently apply across Victoria, though there have been hints that they may be lifted from regional Victoria earlier than from metropolitan Melbourne.
When play is allowed again, the Return to Croquet Guidelines will be updated and distributed to clubs.
Spreading the message in schools: Kyneton's story
Graham Smith of Kyneton writes:
'We need to get croquet into the schools' we were told by Croquet Victoria. Always keen to carry out the directions of the state body, Kyneton Croquet Club swung into action. Both local secondary colleges were contacted. In mid-March, back came the reply from Kyneton Secondary College, 'We would love to give students the opportunity to give croquet a go.'
With term 1 almost over, it was decided to start on 10 May; it would last for one week, there were to be four classes of Year 10 students who would all come for one session. That then got put back to start on 26 May.
Croquet is on again across Victoria
The new COVID-safe rules are:
Social play, practice and competition are all allowed. No limit on travel within Victoria.
Updated Return to Croquet guidelines have now been prepared, based on the Restricted Activity Directions issued by Victoria's Chief Health Officer on 28 July. These have been distributed to clubs, and can be provided to local authorities who need them before authorising a return to play.