Page last updated DECEMBER 22nd 2021
The NSW Government has published the Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order (No 2) 2021. The object of this Order is to repeal and remake the Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order 2021 as part of the roadmap for easing restrictions concerning COVID-19.
Reduced COVID-19 restrictions are now in place in NSW. These rules apply to everyone in NSW, regardless of vaccination status.
Changes to rules include:
• density limits no longer apply
• proof of vaccination is not required at many venues
• QR check-in is now only needed for certain high-contact premises
• face masks no longer need to be worn at many indoor areas.
Given the current spread occurring in our state, we all have an obligation to protect our community and ourselves. Therefore, the NSWTA strongly recommends that QR check-ins remain. We also strongly recommend the need for social distance and Affiliates should actively promote social distancing and good hygiene at all venues.
NSW Health strongly advises people to get fully vaccinated and wear a face mask where they cannot socially distance themselves.
Please read the MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER
Current NSW Government COVID-19 news and updates on hotspot areas, public health orders, financial relief for households and businesses.
– Dean Russell General Manager
TFA Reporting Process
All member types with known cases or have taken a test for COVID-19 must take the following steps:
– Inform your Competition Administrators
– Inform Touch Football Australia by emailing [email protected]
– Work with your State or Territory Health Department for next steps
TFA Return to Play Web Hub CLICK HERE
NSW Government and Office of Sport have not issued a return to sport protocol, however, this web hub provides all the COVID-19 guidelines and collateral that competition administrators, players, coaches, parents, spectators, and Referees need for a safe return to Touch Football.
While timelines will vary from state to state, the following protocols and guidelines serve as a minimum baseline to be adhered to at all times in order to keep all members of the Touch Football community safe and align with State, Territory, and Federal Government legislation
Need a few ideas on how to be COVID safe at your club? Here are a few thanks to some of our Affiliates.
Send your photos and ideas on how your club is making your member’s environment safe to [email protected]
The NSW Touch Association is in full support of the Australian Government’s COVIDSafe app, as part of the plan to have Australia in readiness for a return to community sport.
The app has been launched by the Government as part of its plan to slow the spread of COVID-19, and it will help health officials to quickly alert people who may be at risk of having contact with the virus. Downloading the app is something you can do to protect you, your family, and friends and save the lives of other Australians.
The health and wellbeing of all our participants are of paramount importance to us.
The COVIDSafe app is available to download for your smartphone via the Apple app store or Google Play
Should your Affiliate develop a resource (e.g. revised field maps, signage, or processes) to assist with Return to Training and would like NSWTA and/or TFA to consider sharing with other Affiliates please email to your Membership Services Coordinator.