COVID-19 Update – Community Programs and Workshops

18 March 2020

What is Leisure Networks doing to keep our customer healthy and safe?

We are experiencing some very unusual times due to the scale of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and as such we will all see a new way of life for a little while.  Please be confident that at Leisure Networks we have your health as our number one priority.

Keeping our customers, staff and communities healthy and safe is our priority and is the single most important issue when making decisions at Leisure Networks.

It is our duty of care to provide a safe, health promoting work environment that minimises risks of exposure to COVID-19.

Social distancing is an important part of the way we can stop or slow the spread of infectious diseases.  It means less contact between us and others, so how we provide support and services may look a little different, but the one thing that will never change is our dedicated commitment in providing you with the best support possible through these challenging times.

How will programs and services be changing?

Some of the immediate changes we are making to ensure social distancing includes:

  • As of tomorrow Thursday 19th March our Sport Recreation & Health team will commence working from home. We have systems in place that allow our staff to work from anywhere and all communication can be conducted via online conferencing or telephone enabling us to continue delivering the excellent quality of service you are used to receiving from Leisure Networks.


  • Leisure Networks has considered the advice currently provided by government and health officials and has decided to suspend all workshops, community participation programs and in-person meetings effective immediately


  • We will continue to work closely with our key partners including our funders, State Sporting Associations, local government, local sporting associations/clubs in monitoring the situation regarding coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and its impact on sporting clubs and sporting events and continue to find ways to engage and support our local community.


While I appreciate this is an uncertain time, we are taking advice from the key agencies to ensure we are up to date with the latest information to ensure the health and safety of all our customers.

Please don’t hesitate to contact myself, or a member of the Leisure Networks team if you have any questions, concerns or simply want to reach out.


Take care everyone,


Libby Mears 

CEO Leisure Networks


To ensure the health and safety of our communities please refer to VicSport’s updates and links on Coronavirus at https://www.vicsport.com.au/blog/3522/covid-19-coronavirus-update-and-links along with updates from your specific State Sporting Association and/or National body.

Leisure Networks respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands and waters of Australia. We are committed to inclusive communities.