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Coronavirus and school sport

Coronavirus and school sport
7/04/2020

Coronavirus and school sport

Update – 1 June 2020


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 and Human Services in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19).

On the advice of the Victorian Chief Health Officer, all Victorian government schools will transition to remote and flexible learning arrangements for Term 2.

The latest advice is available on the Department of Education and Training website.

Interschool sport

School Sport Victoria advises that no inter-school sporting events and competitions will run in Term 2.

Where possible, events will be postponed rather than cancelled altogether.

Some inter-school sporting events and competitions have been cancelled and will not run in 2020. These include:

  • Local district or division events which cannot be rescheduled to later in the year. This may be due to the seasonality of the sport, access to venues or availability of schools to participate. Your school will be aware of the details for these events so we encourage you to contact your School Sport Coordinator.
  • Senior team sports (Year 11/12), as many of these are due to be run over Term 2 and 3 will not be rescheduled.

Further advice regarding the status of other events will be provided prior to Term 3, with updates on the status of individual events on the events page of this website.

We encourage you to check out these ways to remain active and practice your sport skills during this time. 

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

Team Vic

There will be no Team Vic teams for 2020. School Sport Australia has announced that all Championships for 2020 are cancelled.

School Sport Victoria has communicated with those who have registered for Team Vic, to provide an update and advise on aspects such as refunds.

We encourage students to check out these ways to remain active and practice your sport skills during this time. This information includes messages from SSV Ambassadors, including elite athletes, who are sharing their ways to keep training over this period.