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COVID-19 and Sporting Activity

The Australian Institute of Sport, partnering with the Australian Olympic Committee and Paralympics Australia in the lead-up to the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, is committed to providing the National High Performance Sports System with timely, evidence-based information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) that recognises the unique concerns and context associated with high performance sport.
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AIS update on the Victorian COVID-19 outbreak

Updated 22 September 2020

In order to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) the Victorian government has stipulated that from 06:00pm on the 2nd of August, Metropolitan Melbourne moved to Stage 4 restrictions, and from 11:59 5th of August 2020 Regional Victoria moved to Stage 3.  Full details of these restrictions can be found here.

Individuals who live in Victoria are only allowed to exercise outside with one other person, or members of their household. Community sporting activity in these areas return to Level A of the AIS Framework for the reboot of sport in a COVID-19 environment. There are no changes to restrictions for professional and high-performance sport under the latest Restricted Activity Directions.

Professional and high-performance athletes can continue training and competition throughout Victoria since it is their work, contingent on professional sporting organisations and facility operators having an up to date risk management plan in place. Directives on measures across greater Melbourne can be found on the Victorian Department of Health website.

High performance athletes and staff from Victoria wishing to train in another state or territory require an exemption to do so. Most States and Territories in Australia require that individuals from Victoria go into quarantine, at their own expense, for 14 days, before engaging in sporting activity.

AIS Framework for the reboot of sport

We continue to work with sport to assist in implementing a safer return to training and competition activities in alignment with State and Territory advice. Find out more in the AIS Framework for the reboot of sport in a COVID-19 environment and we encourage everyone to download the COVIDSafe app.

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