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Vaccinated Economy – at the Cup, Bowl and the Movies

The Victorian Government has announced further details for the reopening of Victoria’s vaccinated economy. Subject to consideration by the Chief Health Officer and a COVIDSafe Plan, several thousand people will be able to watch Victorian artists celebrate the return...

Cleaning and Maintenance Guides for Outdoor Sector

Our friends at ONE PLANET developed some important guidelines for understanding best practices to maintaining outdoor equipment in 2020. In 2020, equipment hygiene has become an essential part of risk management for schools and institutions where gear and equipment...

COVIDSafe Plan Update for Sport and Recreation Sector in Victoria

A COVID Safe Plan specific to the community sport and recreation sector has been provided to us by the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions is now available. This is an extremely important tool, as community sport and recreation workplaces, venues/facilities,...

CovidSafe Plan Guidelines for Outdoor Sector

By now most of us will be familiar with the Victorian Government's 'roadmaps for reopening' for how we live and work in both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. The roadmap guidelines provide long-term plans for our path out of restrictions and into COVID...

Wellbeing and Mental Health Support for Victorian Small Businesses

Business Victoria are rolling out a support program ensuring Victoria’s small and medium-sized businesses receive the support they need, to cope with the challenges of coronavirus (COVID-19). Funding Key elements of the program include: accredited mental health...

Future of the Outdoor Industry Survey

Been involved in the Australian outdoor industry? Your views are needed! Please give some of your time to complete this important national survey of recent and current employees and organisations conducted in collaboration between Australian outdoor industry peak bodies, stakeholders, and the University of Canberra.

Return to Play guidance document for Camps and Activities

Outdoors Victoria and The Australian Camps Association submitted a Return to Play plan to the VicSport Expert Advisory Panel for review. The Panel was established to provide a governance model and clear process for following the Chief Health Officer’s (CHO) advice for...

COVID-19 ready guidance for Schools and Camp Providers

The Department of Education (DET) has released the School camp operations – guidance for providers and school groups! This page consists of a: Guidance for Providers and School Groups fact sheet A Health and safety advice for return to on-site schooling in the context...

COVID-19 Management Plan Template for Group Based Outdoor Activities Release

The Outdoor Council of Australia (OCA) has produced a template to assist outdoor organisations to undertake safety/risk management planning regarding issues posed by COVID-19 – “COVID-19 Management Plan Template for Group Based Outdoor Activities” Access this document...

Checkpoints VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies Update

Specific information for 2020 for Units 3&4 2018-2022 Changes to the 2020 study design: In 2020, due to the impacts of COVID-19 on schooling, the VCAA is using a modified study design.  Access your copy of this modified study design What does this mean for using...

Victorian Government COVID-19 Up-to-Date Information