Page last updated 12pm 8th July 2020
” We will be playing Touch Football again; it will just take a little time” – Dean Russell General Manager
Currently, in NSW, all sports are under the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 4) 2020 as issued on Tuesday 30 June 2020.
While a return to play is allowed, there remains a limit of no more than 500 persons (participants, officials and spectators) at an outdoor sporting venue at any one time. Social distancing measures are always also to be maintained. It is also important to note that a COVID-19 Safety Plan is mandatory under the Public Health Order and must be kept at the venue/clubhouse with the Committee aware of its location for access and inspection by an authorised officer if required. The NSWTA staff are available to assist all our affiliates with their Safety Plans, and we also provide this link to the Safety Plan developed in conjunction with TFA.
Please refer to the Return to Play and Return to Train Information protocols as well as NSW Public Health Order No4 Summary to ensure you are abiding by the Public Health Orders
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
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.