Returning to training and games in a safe, hygienic and controlled manner is paramount to the AFL. The safety and wellbeing of our participants is our number one priority.

In advance of any training and games recommencing we encourage Leagues, Clubs, umpires, officials and volunteers to digest these protocols, go through an education period and formulate an education and implementation plan to return to training and games safely.

We will continue to work with the Victorian State Government to ensure alignment with their advice.

Our primary focus is preparing to return to training and games in a safe environment in a well-prepared and educated manner. In order for a return to training and games to be successful, and in line with Victorian State Government advice, it is essential that Clubs and individuals work within the protocols and do not move ahead of the restrictions in place.


AFL Victoria will continue to follow any direction from the Victorian State Government and align with the AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport, so that any resumption of community football activity in Victoria does not compromise the health of individuals or the community.

This document relates specifically to senior and junior community football in Victoria. If these protocols cannot be achieved, training and competitions should not proceed.

AFL Victoria strongly recommends those attending training and games download the COVIDsafe app.