COVID-19-Be Safe Update

Staying Covid Safe

To date, we have observed many players and teams doing the right thing by maintaining social distancing and good hygiene. But given recent outbreaks in Sydney, we all need to step up our vigilance and everyone needs to cooperate and observe the requirements listed below. To help ensure that community football can continue to operate and the appropriate safeguards are in place to the reduce the risk of transmission of Covid, all players, parents, officials and spectators are required to comply with the following: Do not attend training or matches if:

  • you have visited Victoria for 14 days following your visit.

  • you have attended any of the reported case locations listed on the NSW Health website (https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates). Please check this list regularly as more locations are being listed daily

In addition:

  • Wash and/or sanitize hands before and after attending all training and games. Consider bringing your own handwash and sanitiser especially as these are not always available at council run public toilets.

  • Players to arrive dressed and ready to train or play

  • Limit the use of changerooms – changerooms only to be used if the club can sanitise them regularly with a suitable hospital grade cleaning product, such as Vira San/Aeris Active. These rooms and other similar surfaces (benchtops, seats, equipment and so on) need to be cleaned and disinfected regularly.

  • Players must comply with the 1.5m social distancing rule (except during games)

  • Do not shake hands, high five or hug other players, officials, team officials or spectators. Teams are not to meet on the ground before matches or shake hands with match officials

  • Do not share drink bottles

  • Only parents or carers can attend as spectators and only one parent can attend to minimise spectator numbers at venues

  • Avoid bringing anyone who is elderly or may be at high or increased risk of illness

  • Do not attend if you have flu-like symptoms or are feeling unwell

  • Spectators must comply with the 1.5m social distancing rule at all times unless from the same household

  • All participants and spectators must cover their coughs and sneezes

  • Players and spectators must not socialize or assemble in groups before, during or after training or games

  • Once training and games are finished depart the venue as soon as possible

  • Get tested for COVID-19 if you develop flu-like symptoms

Please ensure you assist your club and the sport generally by complying and remind others around you - don't leave it up to the hard working club volunteers to do this.

Further information

Football NSW COVID-19 Resources

NSW Health COVID-19 Information

Cough and sneeze etiquette

COVID-19 Testing & Clinic Locations


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