Covid-19 updates

For the latest Covid-19 protocols, refer to Little Athletics Victoria Coronavirus resources hub, outlining measures that are applicable to all events including competition, training and gatherings at the track. Protocols updated: Memo 21 April 2022

Our centre does have authorised safety officers on site whenever possible. We urge all members to sanitise, this includes when at event sites and when using equipment.

The vaccination status of our volunteers – parents/guardians, officials, coaches and committee – is not required to be checked or recorded if they are attending for little athletics activities. Read the LAVic memo. 

While in practical terms, parents/guardians and all volunteers – vaccinated and unvaccinated – can attend athletics activities without having to confirm their vaccination status, other Covid protocols must be adhered to.

UPDATE for competition on 18 December 2021

As it stands, the Covid-19 status of the centre remains unchanged and in the low risk category. Therefore athletics will go ahead in the morning (18 December 2021). As our activities are run across a very large outdoor area it is classed as a low risk environment.

With no further cases arising at this time, the committee advise that little athletics will proceed as normal tomorrow. Warm-ups 8.30am. Races start 8.45am.

As per standing policy, if you or your athlete is experiencing even the mildest symptoms, we suggest you undertake a Covid-19 test and not attend the track.

A reminder to everyone tomorrow, please be mindful of our Covid-19 guidelines, and please remember to QR code upon attendance, wear a mask indoors (including the office), physically distance whenever possible and sanitise.

As per previous weeks, sanitiser will be stationed at event sites and a Covid-safe officer will be present. See you back at the track in the morning for our final race meet of the year – before our mid-season break. It’s looking like a warmish morning, so please remember to bring your drink bottles, a hat and protect yourself in the sun. There will be sunscreen at the track. We return on 22 January 2022.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) announcement (refer UPDATE article above)

Little Athletics Chelsea has been advised of two COVID-19-positive cases.

The two athletes attended our meet at Edithvale Reserve last Saturday 11 December between 8.30am and 11am.

We have sought advice from DHHS, and the families of the relevant age groups have been notified and have been asked to follow the DHHS guidance.

We ask all other members to monitor for symptoms, and if necessary, get tested.

For more information, please refer to Coronavirus Victoria website

Being an outdoor sport, DHHS advice is that the risk is low, and therefore our meet for this Saturday 18 December is scheduled to proceed as planned at this stage.