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Coronavirus and school sport

Coronavirus and school sport

Coronavirus and school sport

School Sport Victoria wishes to advise that SSV school sport events, competitions and selection trials will resume from Thursday 18 February 2021.

This is due to yesterday's announcement from the Premier of Victoria regarding the lifting of restrictions effective 11:59 PM Wednesday, 17 February.

The Department of Education and Training (DET) is continuing to monitor and act on the advice of the Victorian Chief Health Officer and the Department of Health in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Interschool sport – current status

Interschool sport and Premier League competitions will resume from Thursday 18 February, in line with community sport.

Any updates on interschool sport events and Premier League competitions that were postponed this week, will be communicated directly to the participating schools.

A range of health and safety measures will be put in place for interschool sport events and competitions, which are outlined in the School Sport Victoria COVID-19 Safe Plan.

Advice for schools participating in School Sport Victoria events outlines key requirements for schools participating in interschool sport events.  This advice is intended to ensure that the staff, students, volunteers and parents/carers fully understand their responsibilities when attending a School Sport Victoria event.

School sport may be delivered differently to previous years. This means that:

  • Sports may be modified to suit the latest health advice, such as physical distancing. 
  • Sports may be offered in shorter or modified formats, as required.

School Sport Victoria will continue to provide updates in relation to interschool sport throughout 2021. The status of individual events will be updated on the events page of this website. 

Please continue to keep updated through your school and by checking School Sport Victoria communication via our website (, Facebook (School Sport Victoria) and Twitter (@SchoolSportVic).

Team Vic – selection trials and teams

Team Vic selection trials will continue as per the dates provided in the selection guidelines. Any changes will be communicated directly with those who have registered to trial.

Selection trials will be delivered in line with the School Sport Victoria COVID-19 Safe Plan.

Registrations for a range of Team Vic teams are currently open. For further details on Team Vic, please visit the Team Vic page of this website. 

Some dates for School Sport Australia championships have changed. A provisional calendar for School Sport Australia Championships in 2021 is available on the School Sport Australia website.

Participation in school sport

Playing sport can provide so many benefits to students. Remaining physically active is important to student's health and wellbeing – as well as supporting their learning.

School sport is also integral to supporting the achievement of the Education State targets, in particular happy, healthy and resilient kids and pride and confidence in our schools, and is a priority area within the Active Schools Framework.