COVID-19 Return to Play UPDATED


The purpose of this updated document and the COVID-19 Safety Plan – Appendix 1 (Plan) is to provide an overarching plan for the implementation and management of procedures by Valentine Sports Park (VSP) to support staff and participants.

The arrangements set out in this Plan are intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 among participants, officials, administrators/volunteers, visitors, families and the broader community. The Plan provides the framework to govern the general operation of VSP, the playing/training behaviour of all participants and the monitoring and reporting of the health of attendees at the venue.

This Plan includes, but is not limited to, the conduct of:
1. Training activities conducted at VSP
2. Competition activities conducted at VSP
3. Facility management and supporting operations (facility operations).

At all times the Plan is subject to all regulations, guidelines and directions of government and public health authorities.

COVID-19 is mostly likely spread through direct close contact with a person while they are infectious (usually face to face contact for at least 15 minutes; or being in the same closed space for at least 2 hours). Given that football is played outdoors, the risk of infection through playing sport is minimal, and now with the rate of infection greatly reduced, it is time to cautiously reintroduce football related activity in a staged approach.

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.

Read the Valentine Sports Park Return to Play Guidelines here

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