COVID - 19

This is where you will find all the information on COVID- 19.

We all can do our part and stay safe

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UPDATE From MFA


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24.9.20
Today the MFA received communication from the Chief Health Officer regarding the easing of restrictions on sport from this weekend.
Key points from the communication are as follows:
• More than one parent may now attend community sporting activities if physical distancing of at least 1.5 metres can be maintained between people that are not from the same household;
• Non-essential adults should continue to be excluded from sporting activities;
• Community sports organisations and participants should continue to avoid shared travel arrangements such as car pooling and bus travel;
• Continue to minimise gatherings before and after the event; and
• Ensure strict compliance with all other elements of the COVID-19 Safety Plan.
This is great news for the community as we head into Finals, however please note that the current Public Health Order continues to limit capacity to a maximum of 500 per venue.
Please respect the COVID-Safety Plans in place at the local club you are visiting this weekend, as representatives from the Local Health Unit will be visiting venues in operation.
Thank you for your continued cooperation and good luck to all those involved in Finals this weekend.

The MFA continues to work closely with Local Clubs,
Football NSW
, and relevant Government agencies to ensure that football is operating in accordance with the NSW Government’s Public Health Orders and recommendations.
To help ensure that the appropriate safeguards are in place when participating, all players, parents, officials and spectators are required to adhere to the following:
• Avoid carpools or travel with people from different household groups where possible;
• Only 1 parent/guardian is to accompany players aged under 18 years to junior/youth football. Avoid bringing anyone who is elderly or may be at high or increased risk of illness;
• Wash and/or sanitise hands before and after attending all training and games;
• Players arrive dressed and ready to train or play;
• Do not use change-rooms;
• Comply with the 1.5m social distancing rule;
• No shaking hands, team huddles, high fives, or hugging other players, match officials, team officials or spectators;
• No player walkouts prior to matches;
• Do not share drink bottles;
• Do not share containers of food, including oranges. Players should bring their own food and snacks;
• Do not attend football if you have flu like symptoms or are feeling unwell;
• Cover your coughs and sneezes;
• Players and spectators must not socialise or assemble in groups before, during or after football;
• Once training and games are finished depart the venue as soon as possible;
• Get tested for COVID-19 if you feel unwell or develop cold or flu like symptoms;
Compliance with these protocols, including social distancing 1.5 metres, good hygiene practices, limiting the number of adults present, not shaking hands and not attending if you are feeling unwell is what is effective in minimising the risk of community transmission.
We ask that the Macarthur Football Family continue to adhere to the protocols that have been put in place to keep you safe.

5.8.20

Important to dates for us:

MiniRoos Gala Days
Should COVID-19 restrictions ease, MiniRoos Gala Days are tentatively scheduled on the weekend of 26 & 27 September.

This is all subject to COVID-19.


CLICK here for more information

24.7.20

Macarthur Football Family,

We are contacting you this evening in relation to the closure of three schools due to students there testing positive to COVID-19.

Those schools are:

Freeman Catholic College – Bonnyrigg;
Mary Immaculate Catholic Primary School - Bossley Park; and
Cerdon Secondary College – Merrylands.

Football NSW has since spoken to representatives from NSW Health regarding players who attend those schools and has been advised as follows:

Students who attend the above schools must self-isolate as a precaution until contact tracing can be undertaken by NSW Health.

Therefore:
any players who attend the above schools are not permitted to participate in football until they are no longer required by NSW Health to self isolate.

Any students who DO NOT attend the above schools can continue to participate in football as usual.

The teams that players who attend the above schools usually play in can continue to participate in football as usual, minus any players who attend the above schools.

NSW Health is not requiring the team mates of players who attend the above schools to self-isolate.

Any affected clubs who are unable to field teams should contact their Club Secretary immediately.

Thank you.


22.7.2020

Dear Members, 

I hope this email finds you well. This email serves to provide a COVID-19 update. This morning, the NSW Premier provided the following comments:

  • There are concerns for the growing clusters around the state
  • The next few weeks remain the most critical time for our state
  • Wearing of masks is encouraged, particularly in cases where it is difficult to guarantee social distancing

This last point is valid in our context. As much as we have done a great job implementing our COVID-Safety Plans, guaranteeing social distancing is almost unrealistic (this is evident in much of the photos and videos we are seeing at the moment).
 

As a result, and in line with the advice of the Chief Medical Officer, the MFA recommends the wearing of masks at community sport, with the exception of players and officials.   

 

We provide this recommendation with the health and wellbeing of our community at the forefront of our minds. We do not want to see a premature end to the 2020 Season and request that we all continue to remain vigilant.


Again, we remind everyone that only essential people should be in attendance on match days, including officials and one parent/guardian per junior player. 


Please continue to share this message with your members.


Thank you for your understanding and undivided support.

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15.7.2020

COVID-19 UPDATE
JULY 2020


The purpose of this note is to provide clarity and guidance in relation to recent COVID-19 cases within our region.  
 
The following important information is provided on advisement from Service NSW as of 15 July 2020.
 
Those that have attended the following venues on the dates outlined are deemed to be a close contact with a confirmed case and must self-isolate for 14 days and get tested:
  1. Cross Roads Hotel, Casula from Friday, 3 July – Friday, 10 July
  2. Planet Fitness, Casula from Saturday, 4 July to Friday, 10 July
  3. Picton Hotel, Picton on July 4, 5, 9 and 10.
Those that have tested negative must stay in isolation for 14 days and continue to watch for COVID-19 symptoms (refer to the Coronavirus Health Direct Symptom Checker).  
 
Please inform your club immediately if you are required to stay in isolation.
 
Further to the above, If members have attended the following locations on the dates outlined, please watch for COVID-19 symptoms:  
  1. Bavarian Macarthur, Campbelltown from Friday, 3 July – Friday 10 July
  2. Macarthur Tavern, Campbelltown from Friday 3 July – Friday 10 July
  3. West Leagues Club, Campbelltown from Friday 3 July – Friday 10 July
If symptoms occur, self-isolate for 14 days and get tested immediately.

To stay up to date on COVID-19 locations and advice on what to do, click on this link:Latest NSW Health Covid-19 Locations and updated advices.

At this point in time the 2020 Football Season will continue as planned.

To help ensure that football can continue to operate and the appropriate safeguards are in place to the reduce the risk of transmission, all players, parents, officials and spectators are required to comply with the following:
  1. Wash and/or sanitize hands before and after attending all training and games.
  2. Players arrive dressed and ready to train or play
  3. Do not use changerooms 
  4. 1.5m social distancing rule (except during play)
  5. Do not shake hands, high five or hug other players, officials, team officials or spectators
  6. Do not share drink bottles
  7. Limit the number of spectators that accompany you to training and games
  8. Avoid bringing anyone who is elderly or may be at high or increased risk of illness
  9. Do not attend if you have flu like symptoms or are feeling unwell
  10. All participants and spectators must cover their coughs and sneezes
  11. Players and spectators must not socialize or assemble in groups before, during or after training or games
  12. Once training and games are finished depart the venue as soon as possible
  13. Get tested for COVID-19 if you develop flu like symptoms
 
Further information
Football NSW COVID-19 Resources
NSW Health COVID-19 Information
Cough and sneeze etiquette
COVID-19 Testing & Clinic Locations

2.6.20

The MFA welcomes today's Government announcement, declaring a return to community sport for participants under the age of 18 from 1 July.

The MFA will continue to work with local clubs, local Councils, and Football NSW over the coming weeks to prepare for the return. ⚽️


UPDATE: Football NSW

21 August, 2020 By Mark Stavroulakis

Football NSW continues to work closely with NSW Health and the NSW Office of Sport and its clubs and associations to ensure that football is operating in accordance with the NSW Government’s Public Health Orders and recommendations.

Before participating this weekend, if you live in, or have visited, any of the locations and local government areas listed on the NSW Health website in the past two weeks, NSW Health is asking that you monitor for symptoms and get tested if you have even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat. For football, this does not mean that games cannot take place in these areas, it means that if people have been to these areas in the past two weeks and develop symptoms, they should get tested.

For more please click here 

 

 

MESSAGE FROM THE CEO – WEDNESDAY 19TH AUGUST, 2020

19 August , 2020 By Mark Stavroulakis

Message from the CEO

On Monday afternoon, the NSW Government’s Chief Medical Officer and the Department of Health issued further recommendations relating to community sport. Immediately following this announcement, we worked with our Associations and Clubs to address any of their concerns or queries as best we could, given the limited knowledge we had at the time.

Since then I have been continually engaging with the sport sector’s representative organisation, Sport NSW, with my colleagues at other state sporting organisations (SSOs), and the relevant Government agencies so as to understand the full impact of the Government’s recommendations. Since receiving the recommendations, the intent was to understand how best to apply them in a practical sense to the football landscape and across the many competitions that are run and the activities that we collectively conduct.

Clearly, and as it has been since the start of this pandemic, it has always been our desire to work with the NSW Government to try to contain COVID-19 and minimise the risk of transmission. With your assistance and to everyone’s credit, we have collaborated during our suspension of football activities period and all worked hard to ‘return to play’ and recommence our 2020 season. At times we have made some hard decisions and have had to cancel activities which we would normally have proceeded with, as our collective contribution to the national and state-wide efforts. I also acknowledge the work that our many club officials, volunteers, parents and players have all done in contributing to our messaging around the need for social distancing and other hygiene practices, and for following our guidelines and implementing the COVID Safety Plans we developed.

Together with my colleagues from those other sports, we have prepared a statement on how we will maintain our joint efforts to ensure the continuation of community sport. I cannot emphasise enough the need for ongoing vigilance and discipline in this regard.

With the above in mind this weekend’s fixtures can proceed as scheduled.

Attached is the joint statement

Regards

Stuart Hodge

CEO

 

 NOTICE FOR COMMUNITY SPORTS SPECTATORSNotice for Community Sports Spectators

Please find a link to a letter from the Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerry Chant, who has written to all Community Sporting Organisations requesting that additional measures be taken to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

It is important that the football family supports the NSW Government and the broader community, by continuing to promote the limiting of spectators, and encouraging participants to check if they have attended any of the affected venues. This is effective immediately and is vital for the successful continuation of our competitions throughout the state.

Football NSW is working with the Office of Sport and all of our Associations and Clubs, in updating our COVID-19 Safety Plan template to reflect the new directives, and once this is done we will share it widely as soon as possible, in readiness for this weekend’s activities.

Thank you for your support, stay safe

Stuart Hodge

Chief Executive Officer

COVID Training Guidelines Level C

The following is as of JULY 1st 2020

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For More Information Visit FOOTBALL NSW

COVID Return to Play - Level C

The following is from July 1st 2020
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For more information at FOOTBALL NSW

UPDATE : Football Federation Australia covid

July 14th 2020

A Important Letter from The CEO of NSW Football 


July 13th 2020

Guidance for Associations & Clubs re participants who attended the Crossroads Hotel at Casula between 3rd and 10th July 2020

Football NSW has contacted NSW Health today regarding reports that clubs may have players who attended the Crossroads Hotel at Casula and have trained recently or played on the weekend.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE 

JUNE 12th 2020

The NSW Government has announced further easing of COVID-19 related restrictions in accordance with the “Level B – Return to Training” phase effective from Saturday, 13 June 2020.

Following on from the recent announcement that competitive Community Sport will resume from 1 July 2020 comes the news that the number of people allowed to gather outdoors for the purposes of training has been increased from 10 to 20 people.

This means that team squads can train together up to maximum group sizes of 20 people for outdoor, non-contact training activities.

MAY 21st 2020

Can all members please have a read of the following information.

Return To Training Resources

NO TRAINING is too commence until official notification from the club. We are waiting on Council approval still. 

We will be in touch with all coaches and managers soon.


MAY 11th 2020

Football NSW is well positioned with draft guidelines that will be revised once the Office of Sport releases a Return to Play Framework.

For more information head over to FOOTBALL NSW site


May 1st 2020

FOOTBALL NSW, its Associations and Clubs are continuing to work together to plan a re-start of community football, positioning the sport to commence after the Federal and State Government health authorities deem it safe. 

Football NSW will monitor any changes that may be made by the NSW Government in relation to the NSW Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020 which is currently preventing sport from being conducted and expires at midnight on 29 June 2020.



For More information head over to Football NSW.

April 1st 2020

Football Federation Australia (FFA) today advised that,

in light of ongoing developments since its original

announcement, including stricter measures imposed by the

Federal Government in response to COVID-19,

the temporary suspension to

sanctioned grassroots football competitions

and associated training would remain in place until at least

31 May 2020.

 

FFA will continue to communicate material updates in the lead up to 31 May 2020.

In order to help the grassroots football community stay active and connected throughout the temporary suspension period, FFA recently launched an online Skills Hub, developed in association with each of Australia’s nine Member Federations. To access the Skills Hub and get involved with the #PlayAtHomeChallenge, please visit www.playfootball.com.au/skills-hub.  



March 2020

Football Federation Australia (FFA) today announced

 that it has postponed the final rounds of the 

Hyundai A-League 2019/20 Season. 

This postponement is effective immediately.



The decision is the latest in a series of measures introduced by FFA in response to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 and comes with the unanimous support of all Hyundai A-League clubs. FFA will review the situation over the coming weeks with a further formal status assessment now scheduled for April 22nd.

 


FOR Further information Head over to The FFA Site.

Gregory Hills FC - Covid Safe Plan

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COVID-19 Safety Plan

Version 2 - Updated 17 July 2020

Community sporting competitions and full training activities

We’ve developed this COVID-19 Safety Plan to help you create and maintain a safe environment for you, your workers, volunteers and your visitors.

Complete this plan in consultation with your workers and volunteers then share it with them. This will help slow the spread of COVID-19 and reassure your visitors that they can safely participate in activities. You may need to update the plan in the future, as restrictions and advice changes.

Organisations must follow the current COVID-19 Public Health Orders and manage risks to staff and other people in accordance with Work Health and Safety laws. For more information and specific advice for your industry go to www.nsw.gov.au 

 

ORGANISATION DETAILS

Organisation name:

Gregory Hills FC

Plan completed by

Renato Cocchietto

In alignment with:

The Return to Play Guidelines developed by Football NSW

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ORGANISATIONS

Requirements for your organisation and the actions you will put in place to keep your participants, volunteers and workers safe.

REQUIREMENTS

ACTIONS

Wellbeing of staff and visitors

 

Exclude staff, volunteers, parents/carers and participants who are unwell:

 

 

Before participating in any football activity, we have advised all players, team officials, parents/carers and other club members they must not attend training or matches, if in the past 14 days if they have:

 

-      been unwell or had any flu-like symptoms, or

-      been in contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19, or

-      any sudden loss of smell or loss of taste, or

-      are at a high risk from a health perspective, including the elderly and those with pre-existing medical heath conditions.

 

We have advised that they should check the NSW Government website for advice regarding the full list of symptoms associated with COVID-19 infection:

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/symptoms-and-testing

 

 

Provide staff and volunteers with information and training on COVID-19, including when to get tested, physical distancing and cleaning, and how to manage a sick visitor:

 

 

We have worked with Football NSW to promote and encourage the use of the following resources and websites in order to obtain accurate information:

 

-      Australian Government Department of Health: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

-      NSW Government Department of Health: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/default.aspx

-      World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int/

-      Australian Institute of Sport: https://ais.gov.au/health-wellbeing/covid-19

-      Sport Australia: https://www.sportaus.gov.au/

 

Similarly, we have promoted the range of COVID-19 “campaign resources’ produced by the Federal Government, including posters outlining hygiene practices (e.g. promoting thorough hand washing) found at:

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-campaign-resources

 

 

Make staff aware of their leave entitlements if they are sick or required to self-isolate.

 

 

Whilst our club’s workforce are volunteers, we have made them aware of the above-mentioned symptoms and stipulated that they should stay away from the club and self-isolate in the event that they experience any symptoms.

 

Display conditions of entry (website, social media, venue entry):

 

 

We will display posters, distribute and “share” information about COVID-19 across our digital channels and at appropriate locations around our club house and venue.

 

Where appropriate, we will identify and address potential language, cultural and disability barriers associated with communicating COVID-19 information to players, members and other stakeholders.

 

In conjunction with our state governing body, Football NSW, we have developed and promoted amongst our members and stakeholders, a range of resources on COVID-19. These can be downloaded here:

 

 


 

Wellbeing of staff and visitors

 

If hiring the facility, consult with the owners/operators to address these requirements to understand what measures may already be in place:

 

 

We have to date, and will continue to liaise and work with our venue owners - e.g. Local Councils, schools (public/private), or private owners to comply with any specific requirements they may have.

 

We have determined physical distancing protocols to be used within shared facility spaces (e.g. bar/canteen, change rooms, toilets, spectator viewing areas, entrance foyers, corridors and club house/rooms), and where appropriate, have clearly marked with tape and/or signage.

 

We have and will continue to encourage individuals to be respectful of shared space, minimise time spent in these areas and observe physical distancing measures.

 

When we conduct our canteen operations, we commit to implementing hygiene and social distancing measures including:

 

-      marking social distancing for queues;

-      having hand sanitiser at point of sale;

-      providing gloves for canteen volunteers; and

-      displaying hand washing directions above sinks  

 

 

Ensure COVID-19 Safety Plans are in place, where relevant, for:

• Swimming pools

• Gyms

• Restaurants and cafes

 

 

For the purposes of this document, we do not have a pool or gymnasium, and as stated above, will implement the necessary protocols for the conduct of our canteen operations.

 

 

 

Ensure processes are in place to exclude participants (including spectators and officials) if they have visited Victoria in the 14 days prior

 

 

Before participating in any football activity, we have advised all players, team officials, parents/guardians and other club members that they must not attend training, matches or any other associated event if they have visited Victoria in the 14 days prior. Football NSW has also assisted in the dissemination of this message via its website and other social media channels and has written to Associations/Clubs encouraging them to spread the message widely.

 

 

Ensure processes are in place to exclude participants (including spectators and officials) if they have attended any of the reported case locations listed on the NSW Health website

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Before participating in any football activity, we have advised all players, team officials, parents/guardians and other club members that they must not attend training, matches or any other associated event if they have attended any of the reported case locations listed on the NSW Health website.

 

Football NSW has also assisted in the dissemination of this message through its website and other social media channels and has written to Associations/Clubs encouraging them to also spread the message widely.

 

Take all reasonable steps to minimise the number of spectators attending community sport events.

 

 

We will communicate with our membership that spectators should be restricted to essential people only. We will encourage where possible, that only one parent/guardian should accompany each junior player and promote that senior players should compete with minimal spectators.

 

Football NSW has also assisted in the dissemination of this message through its website and other social media channels and has written to Associations/Clubs encouraging them to also spread the message widely.

 

 

If sufficient numbers to field teams cannot be achieved, prioritise delaying the game/event rather than substituting with people from other teams

 

 

All players participating in a team must comply with all relevant competition rules and regulations relating to registration and eligibility. Our club is aware that fielding unregistered or ineligible players will lead to possible sanctions via existing disciplinary processes and procedures.

 

In the event that our club is unable to field the minimum number required to take the field, we will contact our competition administrator immediately to discuss forfeiting, cancelling or postponing the match. 

 

REQUIREMENTS

ACTIONS

Physical distancing

 

Ensure the number of people in a facility does not exceed one person per 4 square metres of space (excluding staff) to a maximum of 500 people.

 

Competition Administrators and club officials have considered the number of participants and fixtures so as to adhere to the maximum of 500 people per venue at one time.

 

Where team benches are permanent (fixed), we will limit the total number of seats to ensure a minimum of 1.5 metres between each member of the coaching staff and substitutes. Where possible, we will mark seats with masking tape and if necessary, provide additional seats to extend the length of the bench.

 

 

Where team benches are made up of plastic/other moveable chairs, we will position them so they are at least 1.5 metres apart. Further, we will place signage in technical areas promoting social distancing and reposition the chairs at the required distance between matches.

 

 

 

Minimise co-mingling of participants from different games and timeslots where possible:

 

 

Competition Administrators have scheduled matches and we have arranged training days and times to minimise contact, cross-over and avoid unnecessary gatherings of players, family members and staff.

 

We will schedule time between games/training sessions when possible, to enable all attendees to arrive and exit the venue safely, with minimal contact with others.

 

We will communicate with players and team staff to encourage personal equipment and bags are arranged to maintain physical distancing of participants (> 1.5 metres) and separation between teams.

 

Where possible, we have identified separate entry and exit points to the venue via signage and communicated this to participants and parents/carers.

 

 

Ensure any spectators comply with 1.5 metres physical distancing where practical, such as through staggered seating. People who live in the same household are not required to distance. Have strategies in place to prevent spectators from different games and timeslots co-mingling.

 

 

We will encourage that only essential participants and parents/guardians should attend matches. Senior crowds should be minimised unless at a ‘major recreational facility’ where we will implement the Public Health Order and adhere to those guidelines relating to limited capacity, ticketing, spacing of spectators, the use of QR Code readers to record details of attending patrons and so on.

 

We will take the necessary precautions to minimise the risk of transmission including the dispersion of spectators around the perimeter of the pitch and across a range of viewing areas and designating the use of specific seats/areas that meet physical distancing requirements and erecting signage to advise.

 

We will encourage players and spectators to leave the facility as soon as possible following the conclusion of their training/games.

 

 

 

Have strategies in place to manage gatherings that may occur immediately outside the premises, such as with drop off and pick up zones or staggered start/finish times:

 

 

We will stagger arrival and/or departure times when possible for different groups and teams, and within the constraints of the venue design, manage entry and exit points to allow a seamless flow of players/coaching staff and parents/attendees through the venue to limit the risk of overlap and congestion.

 

 

Reduce crowding wherever possible and promote physical distancing with markers on the floor:

 

 

We will promote and communicate the importance of social distancing of 1.5 metres between spectators (e.g parents/carers). This will be done through PA announcements, marked seating, social media, direct communication and signage.

 

We will indicate the number of people that can occupy indoor spaces in accordance with the 4m2 guideline including toilets, change rooms, canteens, club rooms etc.  

 

 

Assess the safe capacity of communal facilities such as showers, change rooms and lockers.  Communicate this at their entrance and have strategies in place to reduce crowding and promote physical distancing:

 

 

As much as possible, we will not use the changerooms in our facility.

 

Where they need to be used, we will limit the use of changerooms, gym, wet or inside areas to essential players and team officials and clean these spaces regularly. We will indicate the number of people that can occupy indoor spaces in accordance with the 4m2 guideline including toilets, change rooms, canteens etc.  

 

Toilets will be open for public use and will display clear signage to indicate the recommended number of people entering (dependent on the space of the amenities).

 

We also commit to collaborating with our Competition Administrator to request Councils increase the regularity that they clean public amenities.

 

 

Where practical, stagger the use of communal facilities. Strongly encourage participants to shower/change at home where possible:

 

 

Change rooms will be closed.

 

We will encourage all participants to shower/change at home where possible.

 

 

Use telephone or video platforms for essential staff meetings where practical:

 

 

When held, we will conduct club and team meetings via virtual meeting platforms such as Zoom, Facetime, Teams and so on, in place of face- to-face meetings. If we need to meet face to face, we will keep the time to a minimum, implement social distancing requirements by ensuring maximum room allowances are not exceeded and ask participants sit more than 1.5m apart.

 

 

Review regular business deliveries and request contactless delivery and invoicing where practical:

 

 

We will contact all suppliers and seek their support for contactless deliveries to the club and electronic invoicing where practical.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

ACTIONS

Hygiene and Cleaning

 

Adopt good hand hygiene practices:

 

 

We will wipe down key spaces, surfaces and objects (such as benchtops, door handles, team benches, keys etc regularly).

 

Further we will:

-      Promote and provide hand washing guidance to all participants and volunteers (http://www.who.int/gpsc/clean_hands_protection/en/);

-      Promote regular and thorough hand washing by volunteers and participants;

-      Provide sanitising hand rub within the venue and refill regularly;

-      Replace/refill soap in toilets regularly;

-      Place bins around the venue.

 

 

Ensure hand sanitiser is accessible at the venue entry and throughout the facility or ground:

 

 

 

We will provide hand sanitiser within the venue and ensure it is regularly refilled.

 

We will encourage players, officials, volunteers, and/or their parents/carers to carry personal hand sanitiser to enable good personal hygiene.

 

 

Ensure bathrooms are well stocked with hand soap and paper towels:

 

 

We will:

-        Refill soap in toilets regularly.

-        Refill paper towel dispensers in toilets when required.

-        Place bins around the venue.

 

Provide visual aids above hand wash basins to support effective hand washing:

 

 

We will promote and provide hand washing guidance to all participants and volunteers:  (http://www.who.int/gpsc/clean_hands_protection/en/) and display hand washing guidance in all toilets, changerooms and canteens within our facility.

 

 

Encourage participants to bring their own water bottle, snacks/orange slices and sweat towels. Avoid shared food and drinks:

 

 

We will stipulate that all participants are to provide their own clearly labelled drink bottle for their use only.

 

We will communicate to all participants the importance of not sharing any food or drinks.

 

We will not provide any communal drink or food for players such as drink drums, packets of lollies, fruit etc.

 

 

Ensure processes are in place to launder shared uniform items after use, such as bibs or jerseys:

 

 

 

We will encourage players to be responsible for the cleaning of their own playing and training strip (including bibs) and will avoid the sharing of articles of clothing such as volunteer high visibility vests (jacketed marshals will take their own vest home to wash).

 

Where it is not possible for individuals to wash individual items, we encourage safe processes are in place to launder shared uniform items such as non-contact collection of these items (ie. players to place gear directly into a plastic bag) and the wearing of gloves when laundering.

 

 

Clean frequently used indoor hard surface areas, including children’s play areas, at least daily; first with detergent and water, and then disinfectant:

 

 

Not applicable

 

 

 

Clean frequently touched areas and surfaces, including in communal facilities, several times per day:

 

We will clean frequently used spaces, surfaces and objects regularly.

 

 

Clean areas used for high intensity sports with detergent and disinfectant after each use:

 

Not applicable

 

 

Reduce sharing of equipment where practical and ensure these are cleaned with detergent and disinfectant between use:

 

 

Within the constraints of the game, we will implement arrangements to minimise the shared use of equipment where possible.

 

Players and coaching staff will be encouraged to not share personal equipment including playing equipment, playing kits, bibs, drink bottles and towels.

 

We will discourage the sharing of common stationery (pens, clip boards etc.) and other personal IT equipment (laptops, iPads, headphones, etc).

 

Our Competition Administrators will remind Match Officials to not share personal equipment such as whistles, flags, cards and pens.

 

Shared equipment (particularly footballs) will be rotated or washed and wiped with antibacterial wipes or alcohol-based sanitiser prior to each match.

 

 

Ensure there is accessible detergent/disinfectant and gloves for visitors to use, should they wish:

 

 

We will make soap or disinfectant/sanitiser available in common areas for visitors to access.

 

 

Disinfectant solutions need to be maintained at an appropriate strength and used in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions:

 

 

We will store sanitisers, disinfectant solutions and detergents appropriately and use in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

 

 

Staff are to wear gloves when cleaning and wash hands thoroughly before and after with soap and water:

 

 

We will encourage volunteers and staff to wear gloves when cleaning and wash their hands thoroughly before and after with soap and water.

 

 

Encourage contactless payment options:

 

We will encourage appropriate food/beverage and cash handling arrangements are in place including the use of correct monetary value to minimise contact and where possible, we encourage contactless electronic payment.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

ACTIONS

Record Keeping

 

Keep a record of name and a mobile number or email address for all staff, volunteers, participants, spectators and contractors attending community sports activities for a period of at least 28 days. Ensure records are used only for the purposes of tracing COVID-19 infections and are stored confidentially and securely:

 

 

All players, coaches, team officials, match officials and volunteers are required to register and provide contact details through Football Federation Australia’s National online registration system - PlayFootball.

 

All fixtures are administered through an online Competition Management System (CMS). If required the Competition Administrator can identify which clubs, specific teams, players, team officials and match officials participated in any given fixture. The CMS is also complemented by team sheets.

 

For the purposes of contact tracing, accompanying parents/spectators will be able to be contacted through the relevant players’ mandatory online registration.

 

We have encouraged all participants to download the COVIDSafe App.

    

 

Make your staff and volunteers aware of the COVIDSafe app and its benefits to support contact tracing if required:

 

 

So as to further aid the fight against COVID-19, Football NSW supports the Australian Government’s COVIDSafe app and has strongly encouraged all members of the football community to get behind this initiative.

 

We have encouraged members of our club to download the app from the Apple App store and Google Play.

 

Cooperate with NSW Health if contacted in relation to a positive case of COVID-19 at your workplace, and notify SafeWork NSW on

13 10 50:

 

 

We commit to cooperate fully with NSW Health if contacted in relation to a positive case of COVID-19 and notify SafeWork NSW on 13 10 50.

 

 

 

 

Have You Signed in?

We as a club have now gone digital with our Covid 19 records. We are asking all who attend our grounds to please sign in on the following QR. It is as simple as using your smart phone camera to scan then follow link to sign in. 

This is a Government requirement. 

Let's all keep safe to continue our Season. 

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