Posted on Friday 26th November, 2021

As per email received from the FV today:

Following the Victorian Government’s announcement of further relaxations to restrictions last week, Football Victoria (FV) has released new Return To Play Conditions (RTP).

While we are still awaiting detail from Sport & Recreation Victoria following the last Victorian Government update, FV appreciates there are a number of events taking place this weekend and has provided this key update accordingly. Should further changes be required upon receipt of new information, FV will release a further update.

The key points from this update are outlined in the table below.

Football/ Futsal/ Indoor football

Matches, competition and training


COVID Check-In Marshals



Welcome to attend, without limits to group or crowd sizes.

Community sport is exempt from checking vaccination status; this extends to spectators.


Not required.
It is recommended that masks are worn if you cannot physically distance.

Changerooms and Toilets



Canteens can open, provided they adhere to the restrictions on hospitality venues, including vaccination requirements for seated service.

COVIDSafe Plans


Full detail related to these key points is available in the RTP documents.

Clubs are requested to review the RTP in detail and liaise with their Council (or other land owner) in relation to venue and facility access. Clubs who have teams that are administered by a Regional Association, should liaise directly with their member Association.

Compliance with FV’s RTP Conditions is mandatory.

Download FV’s Return To Play Conditions
Our COVID-19 FAQs may assist with answers to some common queries.

Sincerely yours in football,

  Kimon Taliadoros
CEO, Football Victoria