Useful information and resources for teachers, parents and students during COVID-19

Update – 3 June 2021

At School Sport Victoria, we understand that coronavirus (COVID-19) is having an impact to our daily lives. This is influencing how we learn, live and play.

Below is some useful information on how to remain active and practise your sporting skills during this time.

Photo taken September 2019

Information for teachers

We understand that teachers are planning and preparing for the continuation of teaching and learning in the event that schools transition to remote learning.

If you're after some information to support your planning and delivery of physical education and/or supporting your students to be active during this period, these will assist you:

It's important to encourage students to remain physically active. This aids concentration, memory and behaviour – as well as improved academic results.

  • Encourage students to do at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day.
  • Encourage activity breaks during the day and limit long periods of sitting and/or screen time.

Photo taken October 2019

Information for students

We understand that for many of you who love playing sport – the usual opportunities to do so through school and community clubs and programs are not available at this time.

However, this is a time to be creative and find new ways to keep being active and practice your sporting skills.

Here's some information which can help you do this:


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SSV would love to hear ways that you're keeping active and practicing your skills at home. Get permission from your parent, and send us your picture or video to

Information for parents

Regular physical activity is important for physical and mental wellbeing – for you and your children.

Many of the ways in which we are usually active – including organised sport – may not be available to us at this time.

For children and young people, this is particularly the case, as school and community sport are currently not available.

With many families spending most of their time at home, there are a range of ways to continue being active and practice your sporting skills.

Here is some information to support you and your children during this period:

Photo taken October 2017

State Sporting Associations also have some great teaching resources;

Tennis Victoria

HomeCourtTennis can be explored in all home environments regardless of playing space, equipment, age or ability. Students can use their imagination, creativity and problem-solving skills to make their own tennis court and games. To access visit



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