To the Tennis Community in Victoria,
ALL TENNIS ACTIVITY TO CEASE IN MELBOURNE HOT ZONES
On 30 June the Victorian Government announced that some Melbourne Suburbs have been declared COVID-19 ‘Hot Zones’ and Stage 3 Stay at Home Restrictions are to be enacted once again from 11.59pm 1 July 2020. Postcode areas classed as ‘Hot Zones’ are: 3038, 3064, 3047, 3060, 3012, 3032, 3055, 3042, 3021, 3046, 3031, 3051.
We now have specific guidance relating to community sport and must now ask everyone running tennis in these postcode areas to cease all tennis activity from 11.59pm 1 July. All indoor and outdoor tennis facilities must close. There is to be no tennis coaching in these Hot Zones and no community tennis competition.
Further, if you live in one of the postcode areas listed please do not participate in any tennis activity anywhere in Victoria.
With the above Government restrictions in place until 29 July when they will be reviewed, Tennis Victoria will now contact directly all club and association Presidents, all tennis coaches and all councils in the affected areas with specific help and support.
We are yet to make a final decision about the impact of these restrictions for the Pennant Competition that was due to start on 11 July. We will communicate a final decision about whether or not this will go ahead outside of the Hot Zones in due course.
We appreciate this will be difficult news for the communities affected, especially since the demand for tennis has been so high since we reopened with physical distancing and COVID-19 hygiene protocols in place. We must all work together to keep our community safe. By doing this and reacting quickly we very much hope to be back on court in these areas soon. As always, we will post any further changes to these restrictions on our website.
Further information from Government:
The Hot Zones are now under Stage 3 Stay at Home Restrictions, therefore you are only to leave your home for one of the following four reasons:
- Shopping for food and supplies
- Care and caregiving
- Study or work – if you can’t do it from home