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The Victorian Government is directing all Victorians to stay at home to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
If you can stay home, you must stay home.
For more information on Victoria’s new arrangements for easing restrictions effective from 11.59pm Tuesday 12 May, visit the DHHS gradual easing of restrictions page.

Lifesaving Operations Volunteer Training Sport Exercise Events
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As an emergency service, LSV has an exemption for the provision of:

  • Water safety related emergency response; and
  • To assist other emergency services

As an emergency service, LSV has an exemption for the provision of:

  • Training that is critical for emergency response
  • Must be approved by LSV / EMV

Unfortunately, LSV does not hold an exemption for the undertaking of organised sport activity outdoors.

Members can maintain fitness, with certain activities.

Doing some form of exercise is an easy and free way to boost both your mental and physical health.

If you’re working or studying from home, or not currently working, you won’t be getting the incidental exercise you normally do by commuting to and from an office or uni.

Events are gatherings of people for purposes of other than emergency response, or essential training.

For example, this includes committee and sub-committee meetings, awards nights.

Permitted

Emergency Operations:

  • Water rescue including IRB, rescue boards, RWC and Helicopter
  • First aid and other medical first responder activity

Assist other emergency services:

  • Support AV, Police & other emergency services as approved by LSV

Permitted active training activities are for operational members (those already qualified) to maintain “rescue readiness”.

Permitted activities are as follow s (whilst maintaining physical distancing):

  • Swimming to maintain skills;
  • Rescue board active training;
  • IRB, RWC and Offshore Rescue Boat active training;
  • Helicopter training.


Permitted training courses (whilst
maintaining physical distances):

  • Blended courses can also be booked
    in, with the face-to-face element
    deferred.
  • A revised TOC course has been
    developed.
  • Refer to Training Portal for more course information.

You can participate in training for all sports, but it must be non-contact, with only 10 people participating at any one time, provided it’s possible to maintain physical distancing.

This includes, walking, running, bike riding,
swimming, board paddling, surf skis or
other types of exercise, such as yoga in a
park.

You can drive to a location to exercise. As always though, Victorians are being asked to use common sense when it comes to travelling. If you can walk or exercise near your home, you should. If you need to travel, you need to be able to drive there and back within one day.

Please check with DHHS and the
recommendations around what you can
and can’t do: DHHS.

You may also need to check with your
local council for more specific local
arrangements.

There are also some additional athome training activities – go to LSV Sport
Forum
on Facebook

You can leave your home to exercise with up to 10 people who don’t normally live at the same address as you, provided you maintain physical distancing by keeping at least 1.5 metres between you and the other person.

This includes, walking, running, bike riding,
swimming, board paddling, surf skis or
other types of exercise, such as yoga in a
park.

You can drive to a location to exercise. As always though, Victorians are being asked to use common sense when it comes to travelling. If you can walk or exercise near your home, you should. If you need to travel, you need to be able to drive there and back within one day.

Please check with DHHS and the
recommendations around w hat you can
and can’t do: DHHS.

You may also need to check with your
local council for more specific local
arrangements.

There are also some additional athome training activities – go to LSV
Sport Forum
on Facebook

Video conferencing meetings are the
agreed exception, where people are
remote from each other.

LSV has provided access to Microsoft
Teams that will assist in teleconference /
video meetings.

Not Permitted N/A

All other training activities not listed above
in the permitted section.
That includes all organised face-to-face
training courses

Sports activities:

  • All competitions (including competition
    training)
  • IRBs, Surf Boats, Belt and Reel.

There a number of activities that are not
permitted.
Please refer to DHHS for more
information.

All gatherings of more than 10 people have
been banned under the direction of the
Chief Health Officer.

SAFETY REMINDER:
When swimming or exercising in open water, make sure you read safety signs to understand dangers, go with a friend/person from your household (or let family or friends know
when and where you plan to go), all beaches and rivers can be dangerous.

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