Return to Campus

This page contains information on the return to campus for Melbourne University Sport programs and services

With the easing of government restrictions, sport is coming back to campus!

Page last updated: 5:00pm, Monday 26 October 2020

The Roadmap for a Return to Sport

As restrictions start to ease across Victoria, we’re excited for the return to sport to the University of Melbourne.

We are working hard to ensure that our facilities, programs and clubs are in a state of readiness to re-open as soon as we are able to.

Your health and safety is our most important priority as we bring sport back to the campus.

We have created the Roadmap for a Return to Sport, which you can view here or by reading the program sections below

Hopefully, we can see you in person soon, until then we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest news and program information on this page, view our online Staying Active resources here, and all University updates here.

Your return to campus

The information below is accurate as at 5:00pm Monday 26 October 2020


We all have a responsibility to keep our campus safe.

It’s important to understand that this is not an immediate return to campus life as it was before COVID‑19.

Prior to returning to campus, all visitors to campus must complete the University's Health Declaration, view the University's COVIDSafe Tutorial and agree to all social distancing and hygiene measures put in place by the University and Melbourne University Sport:

Each program will also have its own process when accessing our facilities which need to be followed:

To stay safe, students, staff and visitors must:

  • not come to campus if you have a fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, or loss of sense of taste or smell – however mild
  • wear a fitted face mask, covering the nose and mouth
  • adhere to physical distancing
  • maintain hand hygiene
  • cough/sneeze into your elbow
  • plan your trip
  • minimise movement around campus
  • use the Snap Send Solve app to report concerns or problem

Our programs will be recording your details, we also strongly recommend downloading the COVIDSafe app or keeping a diary to assist with contact tracing.

Visit here for the latest Coronavirus updates from the University of Melbourne and links to other resources. Follow this guide about getting tested for COVID-19 and what to do if you or someone you know tests positive, including notifying the University.

Return to Campus

Outdoor X-Train classes

The information below is accurate as at 5:00pm Monday 26 October 2020

When restrictions allow, we'll be offering X-train classes OUTSIDE of the Beaurepaire Centre for up to 10 people!

These classes are scheduled to commence from Wednesday 28 October

Bookings will open 48 hours prior to each session via our online booking system, no walk-up bookings are available

Due to limited classes and spaces, casual pricing will be applied for each session. Fitness memberships will not be offered or reactivated at this time

Some key items to note for these sessions:

  • There is no access to toilets, showers or change room facilities – be workout ready on arrival
  • Drinking fountains and bubblers have been turned off – bring your own full water bottle
  • A full-size towel is mandatory for all outdoor fitness classes. If you do not have a full-size towel you will not be able to participate in your booking. Your towel must be used as a barrier between you and any equipment that you sit, recline, or lie down on, including the floor/ground
  • You will be required to wipe down equipment that you have used at the end of your session. We will provide sanitizer spray and wipes after you have used it

Find out more information on the classes here.

*Resumption of all activities, timelines and numbers listed below are pending Victorian Government and University approval and are subject to change*

Fitness/Gym

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

Online classes and activities available on Staying Active

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

Online classes and activities available on Staying Active

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 2 November and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

Outdoor X-Train classes with limited participants. Online classes and activities available on Staying Active

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - When no new cases for 14 days

Restricted access to indoor facilities with limited participants (up to 20 per session). Online resources to continue

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Further increases to participant numbers

Group Fitness

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

Online classes and activities available on Staying Active

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

Online classes and activities available on Staying Active

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 28 October

Outdoor X-Train classes with limited participants. Online classes and activities on Staying Active to continue.

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - From Monday 9 November

Restricted access to indoor facilities with limited participants. More details to follow. Online resources to continue

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Further increases to participant numbers

Aquatics

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

No programming available

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

No programming available

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

No programming available

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - From Monday 9 November

Restricted access to indoor facilities with limited participants. More details to follow. Online resources to continue

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Further increases to participant numbers

Water Safety Program

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

No programming available

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

No programming available

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

No programming available

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - When no new cases for 14 days

No on-site program. Online LSV Water Safety Education Session available

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

On-site lessons to resume

Clubs - Competitive

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

Online club-specific engagement

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

Online club-specific engagement

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

Outdoor non-contact training with limited participants (in groups of up to 10)

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - When no new cases for 14 days

Modified indoor and outdoor non-contact training and competition with increased participants

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Full sporting activity (training and competition). Some indoor and spectator restrictions likely to remain

Clubs - Instructional

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

Online club-specific engagement

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

Online club-specific engagement

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

No indoor activities permissible

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - When no new cases for 14 days

Modified indoor and outdoor non-contact training with increased participants

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Full contact training and competition with increased participants. Some indoor restrictions likely to remain

Clubs - Recreational

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

Online club-specific engagement

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

Online club-specific engagement

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

Outdoor activities with limited participants (in groups of up to 10)

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - When no new cases for 14 days

Outdoor activities with increased participant numbers

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Further increases to participant numbers

College Sport

No semester 2 2020 programming available.

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Regular competitions to resume in semester 1 2021. Some indoor and spectator restrictions likely to remain

Campus Sport

No semester 2 2020 programming available.

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - When no new cases for 14 days

Staff Summer competition possible if restrictions permit

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Regular competitions to resume in semester 1 2021. Some indoor and spectator restrictions likely to remain

Community Sport

No semester 2 2020 programming available.

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - When no new cases for 14 days

Summer competition possible if restrictions permit

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Regular competitions to resume in semester 1 2021. Some indoor and spectator restrictions likely to remain

Varsity Sport

No semester 2 2020 programming available.

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Regular competitions to resume in semester 1 2021. Some indoor and spectator restrictions likely to remain

Elite Athlete Program

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

Virtual Strength and Conditioning classes

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

Virtual Strength and Conditioning classes

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

Heavily restricted access to indoor facilities with limited participants (up to 20 per session)

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - When no new cases for 14 days

Restricted access with increased participant numbers

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Further increases to participant numbers

Pride in Sport

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

Celebrate days of significance, support Pride ambassadors and develop online learning modules

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

Continue to celebrate days of significance, support Pride ambassadors and develop online learning modules

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

Continue to celebrate days of significance, support Pride ambassadors and develop online learning modules

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - When no new cases for 14 days

Modified fitness program to resume

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Increased participation in fitness programs

Strong Women

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

Strong Women Network continues as a remote offering

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

Strong Women Network continues as a remote offering

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

Strong Women Network events continue as online/virtual events

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - When no new cases for 14 days

Strong Women Network events continue as online/virtual events with modified fitness program to resume

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Face to face events to resume and increased participation in fitness programs

Moondani Yalingwa

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

Fortnightly newsletter and access to virtual running/walking events

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

Fortnightly newsletter and access to virtual running/walking events

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

Continue fortnightly newsletter and access to virtual running/walking events

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - When no new cases for 14 days

Increased engagement through fitness and aquatics

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Increased participation in fitness and aquatics programs

Alpine Lodge

Closed for 2020 - more information here

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Alpine Lodge to return in 2021

School Holiday Program

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

September/October program online including video each day with an activity, online activity pack and daily challenges

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

September/October program online including video each day with an activity, online activity pack and daily challenges

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

Online content available

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - When no new cases for 14 days

Online content available

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

On-campus program to recommence in January 2021

Indoor - University use

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

No venue hire available

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

No venue hire available

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

No venue hire available

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - When no new cases for 14 days

Restricted access to indoor court and room hire with limited participant numbers. Bring own equipment (racquets, balls)

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Further increases to participant numbers

Outdoor - University use

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

No venue hire available

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

No venue hire available

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

University Tennis Academy running COVID-Safe coaching sessions at Tennis Courts

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - When no new cases for 14 days

Further increases to participant numbers

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Further increases to participant numbers

Indoor and Outdoor - Commercial use

No commercial use available

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Commercial venue hire to resume