COVID update 21 August
NSW Health has issued new recommendations for community sport to help reduce the risk of transmission of COVID19.
The key points in this guidance are:
- Cease face-to-face social activities relating to community sports (e.g. award ceremonies, end-of-season social gatherings, post-training group dinners);
- Avoid carpools or bus travel with people from different household groups where possible; and
- For local activities, limit spectators to one parent only, where the child requires parental supervision during the sporting activity.
In addition, the CDSFA has issued a recent communique to all clubs, and the is a link to this communique here,
The need for this additional guidance has come about because there has been cases of possible transmission of COVID19 through community sport in recent weeks (https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Documents/covid-19-surveillance-report-20200808.pdf), but also because there have been reports and complaints from the public about lack of observation of social distancing at community sport. It is absolutely essential that we abide by the guidance, and respect the need for these rules.
These are the key points:
- Do not attend community sport at all if you have symptoms that may be COVID19, are a possible contact, or you are awaiting test results.
- Only one parent is to attend junior games or training with their child. While at the game or training observe social distance at all times. At the end of the game or training, leave promptly (after pack up if you are the last game of the day).
- No spectators are permitted to attend adult games (u21 and above). This includes players who are injured and not participating in the game. Players are to arrive, warm up, play and leave at the end of the game (after pack up if you are the last game of the day).
- Social gatherings at the ground after the game are not allowed. This means players should not gather for post-game drinks.
- Car pooling to and from games is not permitted. If it is impossible to get to the game or training without car pooling, wear a mask.
We have not mandating masks at our fields but encourage you to consider this as an option.
We are also reviewing the set up of our fields to encourage social distancing, and you will have seen that we have provided additional benches to make it easier for substitute players to observe social distancing.
If our ground managers remind you about these rules, please respect and abide by their requests. They are doing their job to keep us playing.
If you have any questions or concerns about these requirements and how we are implementing them, please get in touch with the president via email firstname.lastname@example.org
QR Scanners – register your attendance at games and training
All CDSFA clubs now have a QR Code to enable people attending our grounds to scan in and register their attendance. This is really important to assist with contact tracing should it be required. Please cooperate by registering when you attend any CDSFA field, by looking for the QR codes and scanning. At Ewen Park and Beaman Park our QR Codes are on our lovely red COVID Defenders (training dummies) – look around for them and scan in.
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