As of 5 August 2020:
Due to the introduction of Stage 3 restrictions, the entire club is closed, including craft storage area. This is due to be reviewed from 13 September 2020.
Office staff are working remotely. Please email any enquiries (including membership) to firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID19 has impacted our club and community and it will continue to for the foreseeable future. We are working hard to deliver benefits to our members and working towards a season full of activities while operating within the COVID restrictions and DHHS and LSV guidelines.
Our leaders are in ongoing communication with Life Saving Victoria to understand ways we will be able to operate successfully.
Thank you for your patience and understanding at this challenging time. Our not-for-profit organisation will likely be impacted as a result of the pandemic and we appreciate your ongoing support.
LSV permitted activity guide
LSV has developed an activity guide to help guide members as to what we can and can't do under the current restrictions, this is updated weekly as things change
There is also session plans available on The clubs teamapp and the LSV sports forum
LSV latest health updates and advice
The latest information, resources and links will be posted here to assist in providing Life Saving Victoria (LSV) members and stakeholders with the most relevant and up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.
Information is changing quickly, we take advice from the Federal Government through the State Government's Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS) and will use their information for the most up-to-date advice. For the most up-to-date information, including the latest government advice and updates, visit the DHHS website or the Victorian Government's health alert page.
Webinars and development sessions
LSV is also running a number of webinars and development sessions, including a session each Monday lunchtime on mental wellbeing. Please see further details http://www.lsv.com.au/memberpd
Support in Challenging Times:
With the pandemic's ongoing impact on our lives,including work, personal and volunteering, our mental wellbeing will become an even greater challenge. Make sure you check in and stay connected.
If you or other members need help during this time, we encourage you to speak with family and friends, and you can call the support services below:
If you would like to talk to someone now, you can contact:
- Lifeline | 13 11 14 | lifeline.org.au
- Beyond Blue | 1300 22 4636 | beyondblue.org.au
- Kids Helpline | 1800 55 1800 | kidshelpline.com.au
- Head to Health | headtohealth.gov.au
- Eheadspace 1800 650 893 | headspace.org.au/eheadspace/
- Love me Love you | lovemeloveyou.org.au
National Coronavirus Helpline | 1800 020 080
Support groups and online forums; talking about what's going on with others who understand - or may be going through something similar - can really make a difference.
Our friends at Black Dog Institute have a list of support groups in every state and territory that can help you connect with groups of people who meet regularly to discuss their experiences, their problems and their strategies for coping.
The Beyond Blue online forums are also a great way to connect with people online, in a safe and anonymous environment, to discuss anxiety, depression, suicide and a range of life issues. Anyone in Australia can participate in discussions, connect with others and share their experiences with our community.
If members or individuals have any immediate concerns for their own or others wellbeing, we recommend seeing a local GP. Welfare resources are available via www.lsv.com.au/healthalerts including information on talking to younger members, and immediate response to trauma/loss.