COVID Protocols Update (Sat 12th December)

We have had many changes to our programs this season, some challenging.  These changes have all been inline with the Victorian Government COVID guidelines.  Victorian Premier Dan Andrews made another announcement on Sunday which has allowed us to continue with our program as NORMAL

Revised guidelines for members:

  • 1 parent per family (unless doing duty)
  • NO Spectators
  • must carry a mask and wear one if you cannot distance 1.5m
  • must register attendance at gate

All age groups (including On-Trackers) will be running as normal.  First events for U8-U16 age groups will start at 8.15am. On-Trackers will start at 8.30am.

NOTE: The attendance cap has been raised from 500 to 1000.  We welcome this new cap, but I just want you to be aware that on our second meet (28 November) we registered 900 people in attendance at Landy Field. With the centre having just under 500 registered athletes it is still necessary to maintain the requirement for 1 parent per family and no spectators. Also, the registration portal is closed and, unfortunately, we are not taking any more members for this season.

COVID Protocols Update (Sat 28th November)

Good evening all,

By now you should have (hopefully) seen the email from GLAC outlining the entry requirements for this Saturday’s competition.

It is proposed that this Saturday 28th November 2020 will proceed as normal but under the below requirements:

1. ONE PARENT PER FAMILY (exceptions subject to approval by GLAC prior to Saturday morning)



4. MASKS MUST BE WORN FOR ALL EXCEPT ATHLETES (BUT MUST BE CARRIED FOR THOSE OVER 12 YEARS) (exceptions subject to approval by GLAC prior to Saturday morning)

5. GATE 1 – will be the ONLY gate for entry and exit. (Swanston Street). Gates will open at 7:30am.

6. All clubs will submit their duty roster to GLAC. This list will be at the gate, all duty rostered on parents will be recorded on entry.

7. Registration details are still required when entering Landy (e.g scanning QR Code, etc.)

For GLAC to run a normal program and not remove events we have to adhere to these requirements.

NOTE: On-Track will be run as one group this week – ie: U6 & U7 combined – athletes will move to and from the On-Track area under the control of club appointed On-Track Coordinators. No other parents/spectators/children will be permitted on the infield area.

If you do not believe that you can adhere to these guidelines as set by GLAC, please do not attend. If you do attend and try to enter against the GLAC guidelines, you will be refused entry to the venue.

GLAC’s priority is to support athletes and allow them to continue with this sport.

Registration Portal On Hold

Due to the numbers of athletes participating at Geelong this season, there has been a hold placed on the LAVic Registration Portal pending the next COVID update from the State Government on the 22nd November.

Whilst we are doing everything possible as clubs and a centre to ensure that the 2020-21 Little Athletics season can continue in a COVID safe manner, this temporary measure has had to be put in place.

A few last minute notes.

Just a few last notes before tomorrow morning:

As part of the centre’s COVID protocols, Chiefs will need to collect their event trolley from the equipment shed – the trolleys will not be moved out for you.At the end of the day, Chiefs are to return their trolley to the equipment shed.

Gates will be open from around 7.00am to allow pedestrian access and all but the main gate in Swanston St will be closed by 8.40am.

No general carparking in Landy Field – all vehicles are to be parked outside the venue in Swanston St or surrounding streets.

Allow yourselves plenty of time to get in to the venue – remember ALL attendees are required to check in to the venue using the QR codes that will be at the entrances.

Masks are compulsory for anyone 12yo or older (unless you have a valid exemption – this will be recorded when you enter the venue).

Geelong Advertiser photographer will be onsite – if you don’t want photos taken make sure to notify GLAC.

Anyone registered as a “TRY’OUT” needs to report to the South Barwon marquee. Make sure you have printed out the bib you received via email from LAVic.

Competition bibs for all fully registered athletes can be collected from the South Barwon marquee.