LATEST COVID-19 Update

We want to help our members stay safe, so please look online for the changes here. Victoria is now in a State of Disaster, and we don't want to see further restrictions go into place, or for this to drag on into summer. Please do the right thing

  • Exercise will be limited to a maximum of one hour per day and no more than five kilometres from your home. Group size will be limited to a maximum of two – you and one other person – whether you live with them or not.
  • If you are swimming in the Bay please note that you are not lawfully permitted to train or gather in groups. The maximum amount of people permitted to train together is now (two) 2. And only if you LIVE within 5kms of the beach you're swimming at. 
  • All indoor and outdoor sport facilities are now closed.

A full summary of what is and isn't permitted is available from the DHHS here. 


Latest Update regarding Facemasks

We want to help our members stay safe, so please note the latest updates from the DHHS regarding the wearing of facemasks.

  • If you are swimming in the Bay please note that you are not lawfully permitted to train or gather in groups. The maximum amount of people permitted to train together is 2 (two) PLUS 1 coach. This is why Bayside Swimming Club cannot organise group bay swimming sessions. 
  • If you hear of anyone using an indoor or outdoor swimming pool at a commercial or school venue, this is currently not permitted in the Melbourne Metropolitan area. This includes swimming pools, spas, swim spas, and saunas. There is ONE exception that is for schools who open swimming for school students ONLY. If a school is open they must have only school students from that school and staff employed by the school present. They also need to have received special permission to do so. MSAC also has some exceptions for high performance swimmers who are looking to qualify for the Olympics next year. Again, this is with permission from Swimming Victoria and the State Government.

A full summary of what is and isn't permitted is available from the DHHS here. 


RETURN TO LOCKDOWN

In line with today's press conference Swimming Victoria will suspend all swimming training and competition from midnight Wednesday 8 July for metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire. Premier Daniel Andrews has stated community sport has been suspended for the next 6 weeks.

SV will make subsequent announcements regarding the 2020 season in the coming days.

The health and safety of our members is the primary concern.

SV would like to remind all members of the swimming community to stay healthy and safe in these unprecedented times.

A link to the DHHS updates can be found here


what you need to do if you develop symptoms

  • In line with Government Regulations, any club member who has been in contact with someone with COVID-19 must self isolate for 14 days
  • Any swimmer with Symptoms or signs of COVID-19 must not attend a pool until full recovery has taken place
  • Swimmers must see a physician and be cleared for training after being diagnosed or suspected to have COVID-19
  • If you develop symptoms at the pool, you will be taken to the first aid room, where you will be given a mask to wear, and where you must wait until your parent or carer is called to collect you. 
  • The following is a useful resource for members: COVID-19 Triage Hotline