ADVICE TO BUSHWALKERS AND BUSHWALKING CLUBS
For bushwalking clubs across Victoria
Bushwalking Clubs can now offer walks programs as normal across Victoria and interstate where borders are open, with no more than 50 walkers (if you are planning a club event). Here is a helpful guide on normal walk group sizes. Everyone must still adhere to the government COVID-19 rules for social distancing, hand hygiene, traveling together, and mask-wearing. The details are here.
- ''Contact sport can resume both indoors and outdoors for both adults and children. Indoor sport is limited to 20 or the minimum number of people required to play the sport if greater than 20. Outdoor sport limited to groups of 50 people.''
Advice about travel and carpooling:
''Travelling with others: Where possible, avoid carrying passengers who do not live in your household in your vehicle. The enclosed space can increase the risk of spreading coronavirus (COVID-19).
If travelling in a vehicle with people who are not part of your household:
To physically distance, passengers should sit in the back seat wherever possible.
Everyone should wear a fitted face mask unless they have a lawful exemption.
Open windows wherever possible and avoid using the air conditioner’s recirculation mode.
Regularly clean and sanitise often touched objects and surfaces in the vehicle such as door handles.''
- 'Face masks must be worn indoors (for example, in the supermarket or on public transport). A mask is not required outdoors if you can keep 1.5 metres distance from others. Face masks must be worn by all Victorians when they leave home, unless they have a lawful reason not to wear one or are outside and can keep 1.5 metres distance.