COVIDSafe 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 – you can find a list of most SSA’s and NSO’s on our website HERE.

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:

Other useful resources for organisations and volunteers include:

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. If you cannot find what you are need here, contact your representative here:

Alpine Shire: Rhiannon Froude – 04 0853 6925 or

Indigo Shire: Tim Oliver – 04 2985 7692 or

Towong Shire and Rural City of Wangaratta: Shankar Menon – 04 2806 4055 or

City of Wodonga: Felicity Munro – 04 2805 6235 or