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The league can now update Club Presidents following the latest announcement from the Victorian Acting Premier this morning relating to community sport.

The current restrictions will remain in place for the state of Victoria for a further seven days, extending to at least 11:59pm Thursday 10 June, until further notice.

The following current restrictions will remain in place:

  1. Shopping for food and supplies – limited to one person per day, per household;
  2. Authorized work or permitted education;
  3. Exercise – 2 hour limit;
  4. Care and caregiving; and
  5. To get vaccinated if eligible.

The five kilometre travel restriction has been extended to 10 kilometres for exercise and essential shopping, effective immediately.

Face masks will continue to be mandatory to wear both inside and outdoors.

What this means for the SMFJL:

In compliance with the Victorian Government’s directions and AFL Victoria advice, the following rulings from the league remain in place:

  1. All training, for clubs, umpires and all other league programs remains suspended, until further notice; and
  2. All matches and social gathering events remain suspended, until further notice.

The league’s main priority remains the health and wellbeing of all players, coaches, umpires and volunteers of the league.

Due to the extension of the lockdown, there will be no home and away games on Sunday 6 June (Round 8).

The league will meet with Presidents to discuss the impacts of this announcement.

Exposure sites

We ask that clubs implore their members to review exposure sites, their exposure windows, exposure Tiers and indicated necessary action in efforts to keep the community safe.

With exposure sites now present in our catchment area, this reiterates the importance to take caution and adhere to COVID-Safe protocols.

If you have been knowingly exposed to the virus or have been to the known exposure sites, continue to follow public health advice and COVID-Safe hygeine practices.

The league will continue to monitor the circumstances and communicate directly with clubs surrounding exposure sites, public health advice and rulings by the AFL.