POOLS TO RE-OPEN – HARD WORK STARTS HERE!

On Sunday (24 May 2020), Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews MP, provided some guidance around the reopening of swimming pools. In a statement Mr Andrews, advised:

“From 11:59pm on 31 May, entertainment and cultural venues like galleries, museums, drive-in cinemas and historic sites will be able to open their doors, alongside zoos and outdoor amusement parks. Physical distancing and a limit of up to 20 patrons per space will apply, and indoor venues will be required to keep customer contact details.

Swimming pools will also open with limits of 20 people and additional safety requirements in place. Community sporting activities will also be permitted with up to 20 people in undivided spaces, provided the sport is outdoors, non-competition, non-contact, and people are able to play 1.5 metres apart.”

The full statement is available at the link below.

https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/200524-Statement-From-The-Premier.pdf

Further information is also available from the DHHS website:

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/sport-and-exercise-restrictions-covid-19

Life Saving Victoria (LSV) continues to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  LSV commends the Victorian Government on its approach to slowing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and remains supportive of all measures to protect local communities.

LSV is working across our organisation and wider aquatic industry to prepare for a staged easing of restrictions in line with Victorian Government advice.

LSV welcomes the announcement by the Victorian Government of a $150 million survival package for Victoria’s sport, tourism and creative industries, which includes support for sporting clubs, community sport and recreation organisations, to help them return strongly after the pandemic.

Please contact the Pool Safety team for further information or support on assessments@lsv.com.au

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