Louise Atwood, Acting Director for sport, recreation, and Racing COVID-19 response, has confirmed the following.
Recreational fishing and boating (including sailing) are permitted as long as the activity doesn’t require the use of a facility and is within 5km of home. This means that:
• members must use their own equipment but are not permitted to access a facility to retrieve equipment (a facility includes sheds, enclosed yards, and private marinas, maintained for the purpose of providing active or passive recreation)
• the exercise is limited to yourself and just one other person, plus dependants if they can’t be left at home
• the exercise must take place between 5 am and 9 pm
• face masks must be worn at all times outdoors and indoors (not at home) unless an exception applies.
This lockdown intends to restrict unnecessary movement to prevent the spread of the virus. Further information can be found https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covidsafe-settings
We will continue to work with the Department to provide the latest information around the restrictions for our clubs and gain further clarification where required.