28 July, 2021
On Tuesday 27 July the Victorian Premier announced that a range of restrictions would be eased across the state of Victoria from 11:59pm Tuesday 27 July.
Following meetings between the HFNL Executive and all member club presidents the HFNL are pleased to announce the following:
By way of clarity, the following is the current restrictions for community sport as per the Victorian Government’s updated table of restrictions:
All other current COVID-19 restrictions must be adhered to such as face coverings, which must be worn indoors and outdoors except if an exemption applies. Exemptions include persons who are engaged in any strenuous physical exercise (eg. football and netball players). The HFNL will await updated return to play protocols from AFL Victoria and/or Netball Victoria before advising on any further conditions (eg. use of changerooms etc).
The HFNL would like to thank all member clubs for their commitment in facilitating a resumption of HFNL football and netball. We recognise that these conditions are challenging, and encourage the entire HFNL community to respect and support the many volunteers and officials who are working hard to provide opportunities for football and netball to be conducted safely.
The HFNL will continue to monitor announcements and advice from the Victorian Government and other relevant bodies and provide further updates as appropriate following consultation with member clubs.