COVID Safe Sport & Recreation
Clubs and organisations need to be able to access and understand the latest and best use resources to enjoy their sport and recreation in the ongoing COVID-19 environment. We recommend you contact your relevant State Sporting Association (SSA) or National Sporting Organisation (NSO) for any sport specific considerations that may be applicable to your circumstances.
However, we have made it easier for the clubs in North East Victoria. Please click here for your sport’s Return To Play guidelines.
NOTE: It is important to ensure that you are up-to-date with the latest State Government guidelines for any sport or active recreation. For current guidelines, check:
When implementing a Return to Play or a COVIDSafe Plan, it is important that the 6 COVIDSafe principles are identified and addressed:
- Ensure physical distancing
- Wear a face mask
- Practice good hygiene
- Keep records and act quickly if participants, volunteers or organisers become unwell
- Avoid interactions in enclosed spaces
- Create activity bubbles
Vicsport have created a template that will guide a COVIDSafe response for any sport or recreation activity. You can find the template here:
Other COVIDSafe measures to consider:
- Density limits and rules
- Canteens and kiosks (hospitality industry guidelines)
- Recording attendances
- Public Events
Other useful resources for organisations and volunteers include:
- Your local council or facility manager
- Federal Health Department
- Sport Australia
- Infection Control (online e-training module)
- Safe Work Australia
The Sport North East team is here to assist you to find the right resources and advice for all our clubs and communities to be playing, coaching and leading safely. Please click here to contact the team.