Thank you to all Victorian dancers for taking up the call for vaccination.
We are very pleased to share clear directions from the State Government today.
In positive news, our advocacy for clear information about who needs to be vaccinated has been heard. Stage B settings have been updated stating children under 16 years count as fully vaccinated, this allows more children to return to studios in Regional Victoria now.
People who are considered fully vaccinated
You are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the purposes of attending a venue if:
- you have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, or
- you have a valid medical exemption to COVID-19 vaccination issued by an authorised medical practitioner, or
- you are aged under 16
This means: for children under 16 their vaccination status does not affect cap limits- they count as ‘fully vaccinated’
More information: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/how-we-live-vaccination-status
Please note: we have been advised that future settings will require 12-15year olds to be fully vaccinated. The State Government have granted this ‘amnesty period’ to allow families and young people to access both doses.
Indoor Sport and Recreation, including dance studios, are Closed
Studios can be accessed for the purposed of broadcast, all staff must follow the Authorised Worker Vaccination Requirements: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/information-workers-required-to-be-vaccinated
Indoor Sport and Recreation, including dance studios, are Open
A density quotient of 1 per 4sqm applies to a maximum of 30 fully vaccinated people per venue
If unknown or mixed vaccination status, the maximum is 10 people per venue.
Trainers/Teachers are additional to the 30 or 10 participants- within the Density Limit.
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For sector guidance specific to Dance Businesses and organisations, which are categorized under Sport and Recreation, please see this page.
It includes information about updating your COVID-Safe Plan, Vaccination, Checking vaccination status and FAQ’s.
Dance falls under Indoor Sports and Recreation
Dance, Dance studios and Dance Companies are under the Sports and Recreation category of the Restricted Activity Directions.