Published on June 25, 2020 10:00 am

AFL Victoria release Return to Play protocols

Returning to play in a safe, hygienic and controlled manner is paramount to AFL Victoria. The safety and well-being of our participants is our number one priority.

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Following the Victorian State Government advice around the return of community sport, AFL Victoria endorses a return to club sanctioned training and matches provided participants follow the relevant Victorian State Government guidelines and AFL Victoria’s COVID-19 guidelines are implemented.

This protocols document relates specifically to senior and junior community football in Victoria, including umpires.

In accordance with the State Government advice, these include:

• For people aged 18 years and under – a return to full contact training and competition
• For people aged over 18 years – subject to the advice of Victoria’s Chief Health Officer and the continued management of the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), adults can resume full-contact training from 13 July and full-contact competition from 20 July.

We encourage leagues and clubs to digest the protocols and AFL Victoria will continue to update these in line with Victorian State Government advice.

Further details here.

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