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Earlier news

2021-07-18

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.

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2021-07-15

It's another lockdown

The Victorian Government has called a snap lockdown which

  • bans community sport and recreation
  • requires everyone to wear masks, indoors and outdoors (except at home)
  • re-introduces the five reasons for leaving home and the 5km travel limit
  • only allows home visits by an intimate partner or bubble buddy.

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.

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Current news

News Date: 2021-07-27
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2021-07-28
News Type: General

Croquet is on again across Victoria

The new COVID-safe rules are:

  • Groups limited to 10, subject to a space ratio of 4m2 per person inside and outside
  • Competitions may involve more than 10 people if required for the activity
  • Masks on inside and out, except when eating or drinking
  • Must have a COVID Check-in Marshal checking whether everyone attending has checked in using the government QR code.

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. 

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Later news

2021-08-04

Victoria eases sports restrictions further

On 4 August, the Victorian Chief Health Officer released updated Restricted Activity Directions which ease the requirements on sports clubs.

  • Group limits have been removed for physical recreation and community sport
  • Spectators are now permitted for physical recreation and community sport

Gatherings in clubhouses are now limited by the space available (4 square metres per person), up to a maximum of 300.

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2021-08-05

And: it's another lockdown for Victoria

The Premier has just announced a one-week snap lockdown for the whole of Victoria, starting at 8 pm tonight.

Back to the five reasons to leave home. Exercise within 5 km only; no visitors to the home; no gatherings. 

Croquet clubs are therefore closed again.

The competitions which were to be held at Cairnlea this weekend won't proceed as scheduled. An announcement will follow if they are to be held at another time. 

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