July COVID 19 Update for Victoria

The purpose of these guidelines is to simply articulate expected practices of COACH programs in light of the current COVID-19 situation. Your local program should meet or exceed your current Federal, or State and Territorial Government directives and the directives articulated in this policy.

Our proposed standards outlined below have changed since 19/3/20 and may again change in accordance with any changing directives from your national government:

1 COACH Training Events – Online Training

For any program manager or coordinator that is planning to facilitate new mentor training. In this current situation, we suggest a modified version of day one training via zoom or skype is the best and safest method we now recommend no face to face training.

2 Mentor Team Gatherings

We are actively discouraging non-essential meetings and suggest that group online training via zoom or skype is the best and safest method.

We now recommend there are to be no face to face gatherings.

3 Mentor and Participant – and Six Monthly Review Meetings

We now recommend there is to be no face to face personal meetings

Home visits are not allowable.  

Mentoring and Relationship Review meetings can occur by phone, facetime, Zoom, or Skype.

4 School Based Mentoring

At this stage, schools are starting Term 3 with remote learning, therefore no one to one mentoring should be taking place.
As schools re-convene, we will offer direction regarding mentoring.

Do not recommence mentoring in schools prior to conferring with COACH national beforehand


All Coordinators and active Mentors are to be provided with the relevant instructions inherent within this policy.

Each program has the right to strengthen their practices beyond those articulated within this policy.

No program has the right to fall below the standards articulated within this policy or the social distancing practices articulated by the Federal Government or your relevant State Government

Any queries can be directed to COACH National Team – Mark Matthews, Toby Baxter or Sam Hearn

Thank you, 

The COACH National Team