1. Can pony clubs use their club rooms and how many people are permitted?
Regional: Club rooms will open when the hospitality industry is permitted to have customers seated indoors. Clubs will need to follow the same density quota’s given to that industry and any other rules pertaining to it such as face coverings.
Metro: Indoor facilities must remain closed, excluding toilets, where check in is required with the Service Victoria App if used.
2. Members who live in NSW/VIC border bubble – can they come into Victoria and attend their pony club for training?
Yes. For further information please follow link.
Information for cross-border communities | Coronavirus Victoria
3. Is my pony club categorised as a physical recreation facility?
Yes. Clubs can follow all government directives that fall under this criterion applicable to their location.
4. When physical recreation activities are permitted in my area, do I need to seek permission to use my pony club grounds?
If your club is on privately owned land, you must seek permission to use your grounds from the owner of the land.
If your club is on council owned land, you must seek permission from your local council before using your grounds.
If your club is on Parks Victoria owned land, you must seek permission from Parks Victoria before using your grounds for physical recreation activities that are permitted.
5. Are indoor arenas open in Regional Victoria?
Yes, the number of members of the public permitted in all indoor spaces at the whole of the facility at any one time is limited to no more than 10 (with infants under one year of age not counting towards these limits) and a density quotient 1:4 applies.
6. Can a family whose principle property is in Metro but has a permit to live on their Regional property, attend Pony Club activities?
No. Any permit restrictions travel with the family. Therefore they cannot attend community sport.
7. Are volunteer covid-19 marshalls required at my pony club modified training?
Yes until otherwise advised.
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8. When can competitions resume?
Competition returns when all of Victoria reaches the 80% fully vaccinated threshold (16 years and older).
9. Does my club or event require a QR code?
Yes, QR Code check-in is required at all outdoor physical recreation facilities (club grounds). Members must also check in if they wish to use the toilet facilties at the club grounds.
Creating an account - Victorian Government QR Code Service (dhhs.vic.gov.au)
10. Metro Coaching quotas - how do I calculate 11 years and under participants?
These participants are calculated as fully vaccinated in your group quotas.
11. Coaching. Can I take/receive a screen shot of a participants vaccination status to keep as evidence for my records?
For privacy reasons, you should not ask for or keep a record of a participants vaccination status. You must however keep a log that you have seen their status and on what date you did this.
12. Contactless coaching - what does this mean?
Contactless means that you must be able to conduct your lesson or training without the need to make contact with others. For example; contacless venue entry, not touch rider or gear for alterations, not using headsets, no exchange of cash. Coaches must leave as soon as lesson/s are complete and not gather with others in stables for example.
13. Professional or high performance coaches can apply for an authorised worker permit (under personal trainer settings).
The coach must meet one or more of the following criteria:
- 1. Perform a sporting activity in an open-aged national or international competition (at the highest level as identified by the recognised national body)
- 2. Employed to perform a sporting activity as their primary source of income (e.g. employed by a professional club or recognised national body)
- 3. National Institute Network Scholarship holder or equivalent level national categorised coach
14. Metro Melbourne: at what point in the roadmap is it possible to enter clubrooms to clean up so we're ready for summer sports when they are good to go?
Based on currently available information, access to indoor facilities will be available when all of Victoria reaches the 80% fully vaccinated threshold.
15. Roadmap (statewide): how do community sport manage vaccination requirements without legislation?
The Service Victoria APP will be intergrated with a Medicare Certificate that shows proof of vaccination. Other proof of vaccination options may also be trialled. Additional information on the specifics of vaccine requirements and how they will be implemented will become available as Victoria progresses through the roadmap stages. PCV will keep members updated as information becomes available.
16. Can I coach in Metro on residential property?
No. Professional coaches (with an ABN for this purpose) can provide services solely outdoors and not at a residential premise. This allows the coach to travel as far as necessary. The person will require an authorised worker permit and to follow all requirements.
17. I am coaching under the authorised worker permit, do I need to be vaccinated?
On the advice of the government public health team, all workers in Melbourne and Regional Victoria, on the authorised worker list will require their first COVID-19 vaccine does by Friday 15th October in order to continue working onsite. They will need to be fully vaccinated by November 26th. Vaccination Required To Protect Workers And Victoria | Premier of Victoria
18. What expectations will be placed on clubs who hold competitions when we reach 80% vaccination status statewide?
The governemnt is reviewing the public events framework and settings. Pony Club Victoria will keep members updating as information is provided.
19. Who qualifies for an exemption from vaccination?
A person: (a) who is under 12 years of age; or (b) that has obtained certification from a medical practitioner that the person is unable, due to a medical contraindication, to receive a dose, or a further dose, of a COVID-19 vaccine; (12) fully vaccinated in relation to a person means a person who has received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine;
The information provided is true and correct at time of publication to the best of our knowledge.
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