Page last updated March 2021
From Monday 30th March 2021, We are pleased to provide a further update to you on community sport and the Public Health Orders currently in place in NSW.
All community sport and recreation activities that take place indoors now fall under the category of ‘recreation facility (indoor)’.
This includes, but is not limited to, all sport and recreation activities held indoors; gyms; indoor pools, spas and saunas; dance; and health and wellness studios.
An occupier of a recreation facility (indoor), must ensure the number of persons does not exceed the greater of;
a) 1 person per 2 square metres of space; / 2 sq m or
b) 25 persons. < / = 25
A non-controlled outdoor gathering (up to 5,000 people)
All outdoor gatherings of more than 200 people must be a COVID-19 safe outdoor gathering. To be deemed a COVID-19 safe outdoor gathering, the organiser must;
• Have and comply with the relevant COVID-19 safety plan;
• Limit the number of persons to the lesser of;
a) 1 person per 2 square metres of space;
b) 5,000 persons.
For all COVID-19 safe outdoor gatherings, there is a new requirement for all record-keeping to be managed electronically. Community sport organisations can support this by registering as a COVID Safe organisation here.
Current NSW Government COVID-19 news and updates on hotspot areas, public health orders, financial relief for households and businesses.
” GAMES ARE ON ” – 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.