Tennis Geelong Inc

Covid-19 Information

2nd NOVEMBER 2021

It is exciting to see that the State has reached it’s 80% double dose target to allow us to begin competition as we had planned. This means:

Thursday Triples Pennant begins 4th November
Junior and Senior Saturday Pennant begins 6th November
Midweek rounds begin 9th November

At this point, restrictions have changed, and are in effect until 11:59pm 18th November:

Players do NOT need to be fully vaccinated to compete, but must sign in with the QR Code

Spectators OUTSIDE do NOT need to be fully vaccinated, but must sign in with the QR Code

Face masks are not required outside, but must be used if distancing can’t be maintained

Spectators are subject to density limits (1 per 2m2) limited to 30 people per group. Clubs should encourage separation of groups where this may be an issue.

Toilets are to be accessible, and are not classed as an indoor space

Metro Melbourne is in line with Regional Victoria, so there is no restriction on player movement in this regard

 INSIDE clubrooms, if used for community sport only, vaccination requirements  and density limits do not apply.

If clubs are open for other purposes (food & beverage, retail or social functions) density limits apply (inside 1 per 4m2, outside 1 per 2m2) and all patrons 16+ years of age must be fully vaccinated and their status checked. (Those under the age of 16 are included in the density limit, but do not need to be checked for vaccination status.) Vaccination status must be checked by the club Covid Marshal.

Access to clubrooms is at the clubs discretion, although toilets must be accessible

 Afternoon Tea/food sharing – this is at the club and team discretion, and must comply with density limits (Inside 1 per 4m2, outside 1 per 2m2) for only fully vaccinated individuals 16+ years of age (Those under the age of 16 are able to be present and should be included in the density limit, but do not need to be checked for vaccination status.) Vaccination status must be checked by the club Covid Marshal.

Clubs and/or Landowners may have made decisions to go beyond what is required by the State Government. Any club that is intending to operate beyond what is detailed above should contact Tennis Geelong ASAP to discuss what these decisions are, and how they will affect players from other clubs attending their facilities, and how the club can continue to participate in Tennis Geelong competitions.

If any club or team within a club is uncomfortable with the provisions in place and wish to withdraw from competition their club representative should contact their relevant Tennis Geelong Competition Secretary ASAP, to allow modifications to be made to the draw and other clubs be advised as soon as possible.

As mentioned above, the restrictions will be revised from 19th November, details relating to any changes will be communicated once they are known, closer to the date.

AGM – is scheduled for Wednesday November 10 2021 and will be held at the Deakin Cats Community Centre commencing at 7.30 p.m. Anyone planning to attend must be fully vaccinated, and Covid Marshals will be present at the door to check this.

Given these restrictions are being implemented by Deakin Cats Community Centre, Tennis Geelong have agreed that if this causes issues for club delegates, that voting forms for the rule amendments will be accepted by email to [email protected] prior to the meeting so your club’s vote can be counted.  For those unable to attend the meeting please ensure you email your club’s voting form early so I can print them and take them to the AGM to be included in the count.