COVID-19

What you need to know

We're so excited to be able to get the kids back on the field at last !

Government communications relating to COVID-19 are entering a new phase with the announcement on the easing of restrictions for public gatherings, business, and travel.  Among the changes is the recent release of the Roadmap to a COVIDSafe Australia, which has provided a three-step pathway for easing restrictions. 

Sunshine Coast Churches Soccer Association is following an approved Industry COVID safe plan and undertaking best practice as a COVID safe Association. The Industry COVID Safe Plan for Field Sports, implements the return to playing conditions provided by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Level B.

Unity Soccer Club acknowledges the challenges faced by its players and families to implement these guidelines and appreciates the significant undertakings of our magnificent volunteers as they provide the support and education needed for our club to successfully implement changes and move through the various levels of the Roadmap.

 

However, to ensure we comply with current COVID-19 regulations there are rules that must be followed;

 

RESTRICTIONS

You must not attend training or games if in the past 14 days you:

  •   Have been unwell or had any flu-like symptoms;

  •   Have been in contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19 in the previous 14 days

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

  •   Travelled internationally or from a declared COVID -19 Hotspot in the previous 14 days.

    • Cough

    • Sore Throat

    • Shortness of breath

    • Runny nose

    • Fever

    • Loss of sense of smell or taste

  • Those with any following symptoms are strongly encouraged to get tested:

INDIVIDUALS

Those attending training and games must:

  •   Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds- if no soap wand water are not available, use an alcohol based hand sanitiser.

  •   No spitting or clearing nasal passages at any time

  •   Not share drink bottles and clearly label their own bottle

  •   Not share fruit / food i.e. no half time oranges

  •   Take their training bib or any other items worn/used during training and games, home to wash individually

  •   No sharing of pens or clip boards, each volunteer must bring their own to venues.

  •   Carry hand sanitiser in order to enable good personal hygiene

  •   Avoid high fives and handshakes

  •   Cover mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze and place tissues directly in bins

  •   Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth

  •   Shower at home before and after training and games

COACHES

  • Heading of the ball can take place

  •   Contact activity is only permitted on field during training and games

  •   Handling of equipment must be minimized

  •   Sharing of equipment must be minimised.

  •   No use of shared equipment that touches the head or face or cannot be effectively cleaned i.e. soft materials or clothing

  •   Adherence to the hygiene protocols in this document

  •   Regular breaks are to be provided for the purpose of rehydrating and hand sanitising

  •   No social activity is to occur once training or games has concluded

  •   Players must leave promptly in a staged approach

  •   Minimise the the risk of infection by implementing a Risk Management Strategy (template found here)

  •   All normal safety protocols apply – including Child Safety requirements (WWCC)

 

 

PLAYERS / PARENTS

When attending training & games, the following conditions must be observed:

  •   You must not arrive more than 20 minutes prior to training or games commencing

  •   You must not congregate at the entry point

  •   You must arrive prepared to train or play

  •   You must bring your own drink bottles clearly labelled, No sharing of drink bottles is permitted

  •   No sharing of half time fruit / food

  •   You must follow the hygiene protocols in this document - regular breaks will be provided for

    the purpose of rehydrating and hand sanitising

  •   Physical distancing of 1.5 metres must be maintained off the field of play

  •   No more than 1 person per 4m2

  •   Heading of the ball can take place

  •   Contact activity is only permitted on field during training and games

  •   Handling of equipment must be minimized

  •   Sharing of equipment must be minimised. No use of shared equipment that touches the head or face or cannot be effectively cleaned i.e. soft materials or clothing

  •   You must have your attendance recorded with the coach / club official, this including whether you have downloaded COVIDSafe, for the purposes of contact tracing.

  •   If training bibs are used, you will be allocated a bib and you must take it home and wash it

  •   You must leave promptly in a staged approach

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