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VR Update November 2020

It is with regret that the Management of VR advise that due to no easing of borders to Sydney and the available crowd numbers that the venue is allowed to have at events, it is not in a position to announce any re-opening during November.

As it is now known, the re-elected QLD Premier has keep the border to Sydney closed until the end of November as a minimum which obviously restricts Management from traveling to and from their venues. The current crowd restrictions from NSW Health still has the venue only allowing a total of 500 people at any one time - which is simply not financially viable for Management to open the venue. Below is the current extract of the Public Health order that relates to VR.

A further update will take place at the start of December and as stated last month, should restrictions ease or change before this date Management will revisit the position regarding opening for the 20/21 season.

There has also been a number of rumours surrounding the season even opening; however, both Barry and Felicity are committed to having the season get underway as soon as it is possible with eased restrictions. Once a start is imminent a revised calendar will be put in place and published with regards to updated events.

Extract form the Public Health Order:
“From Saturday 26 September, interregional community sporting competitions can recommence without restricting these activities to regions or zones, where there is a COVID-19 Safety Plan for the school or community sporting activity in place.

This includes the requirement to adhere to the 500-person limit for community sport activities (including participants, officials and spectators) and/or adhering to the one person per four square metre rule in indoor spaces.

Organisations and spectators are to ensure that physical distancing of at least 1.5 metres is maintained between people that do not come from the same household.”

How many people are allowed
Full details are provided in the physical distancing section of the COVID-19 Safety Plan:
Attendance at major recreation facilities / Maximum capacity summary
• Ticketed event with each person assigned to a seat = Must not exceed 25% of seated capacity to a maximum of 10,000 people. Children count towards the capacity limit.
• Non-ticketed event and each person is not assigned a seat = 500 persons or one person per 4 square metres (whichever is the lesser).
• Group seating = Seated groups should be separated by 1–2 empty seats on both sides.

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