COVID-19 Coronavirus update
Futsal Oz Centres Closed Until Further Notice
17 March 2020 at 6:15pm
To our Futsal Oz community,
With a rising sentiment in our Victorian community that local sport should be suspended given discussions about ‘social distancing’ and the postponement of some other sports, all Futsal Oz centres will be closed from Wednesday 18th March, 2020 until further notice.
Futsal Oz and Series Futsal will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and will continue to communicate any changes as the COVID-19 situation evolves via this page as well as social media pages.
We encourage all members of our community to comply with government restrictions regarding gatherings of less than 500 people, adhere to travel restrictions as well as published hygiene guidelines.
We also encourage everyone to look after themselves, their families and other members of our community - especially the elderly and vulnerable.
As this is an unprecedented event, we cannot speculate how things will unfold, however we are confident that Australians will band together and get through these challenging times together.
13 March 2020 at 4:50pm
Crowd ban for Series Futsal Victoria
In a first, all Series Futsal Victoria competitions will be played in front of empty stands.
This comes after the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the government will adopt medical advice and ban gatherings of more than 500 people from Monday 16th March, 2020 to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Futsal Oz and Series Futsal matches will continue to be played as fixtured until further advice from the Australian Government.
Reminder that all Series Futsal Victoria matches for the Men and Women are LIVESTREAMED on the WeFroth App available for all smartphones.
Futsal Oz Founder and CEO, Peter Parthimos, urges all fans to stay at home and not come to the stadium to watch Series Futsal Victoria as fans will be turned away. "The best way to watch the games is on the WeFroth App which continues to be developed and has new features being rolled out each week."
Futsal Oz Statement
13 March 2020 at 2:10pm
In recent days we have been asked by many anxious members of the Futsal Oz community about the coronavirus and if they will be safe playing futsal?
First and foremost, Futsal Oz is a futsal and sports entertainment company and we are not medical experts. We will continue to monitor the official Australian Government channels and be guided by their expertise and advice.
We pride ourselves on providing the best futsal experience possible through our world-class futsal-specific stadiums and with regard to recent concerns around the coronavirus, we’ve taken extra steps towards keeping our stadiums extra clean.
Our cleaners use disinfectants to thoroughly clean all areas of the stadiums. We’ll continue to provide hand sanitisers for everyone to use and also increase the number of additional hand sanitisers as they become available. We're also paying extra attention to disinfecting all high-touch areas including reception countertops. We’ve also upgraded toilet supplies in response to the current toilet paper shortage.
We wish to remind and encourage everyone to continue practicing good hygiene and to remain positive as there is a lot of negativity and hysteria shared across social media. We encourage everyone to view the following link to Australia's Chief Medical Officer, Brendan Murphy, who calmly explains the situation better than any Futsal Oz staff member can. One available link is this.
Of course, for anyone experiencing flu like symptoms (including fever and cough), we ask that you seek medical advice prior to returning to a Futsal Oz stadium.
Updates and more information from the Australian Government Department of Health can be found on their website here
If you do have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.