Return to Play – Guidelines

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Football NSW have provided us with these ‘Return to Play’ Guidelines for the resumption of full competitive matches and other football activities at all ages and for all levels across the various leagues and competitions in New South Wales. Having had 4 – 5 weeks of training with the previous Return to Training Guidelines, we need to continue to satisfy players, volunteers and their families that it is safe to do so, and to ensure that venue operators (typically local councils) and others are satisfied that our Associations and Clubs are taking reasonable steps to keep people safe.

LEVEL A Suspension of Football. 01 April to 20 May
LEVEL B Return to Train. 21 May to 30 June
LEVEL C Return to Play. From 01 July

PRIOR TO ATTENDING TRAINING, GAMES OR OTHER FOOTBALL ACTIVITIES

Before participating in any football activity, participants should not attend training or play in a match, if in the past
14 days they have:

  • been unwell or had any flu-like symptoms, or
  • been in contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19, or
  • any sudden loss of smell or loss of taste, or
  • are at a high risk from a health perspective, including the elderly and those with pre-existing medical heath conditions.

 

LEVEL C TRAINING – WHAT IS PERMITTED?

LEVEL C – TRAINING
Full squad training is now allowed
Full competitive training with no restrictions is allowed
Training/friendly matches now allowed
All skills/techniques training is allowed
Body Contact – through tackling and challenges – is now allowed
Sharing of equipment is allowed however continue to maintain cleaning and disinfectant measures
Each individual to be allocated a bib to take home and wash
Use of changerooms is limited
Return to full use if sporting facilities is permitted

 

 

LEVEL C PLAYING – WHAT IS PERMITTED?

LEVEL C – PLAYING
Full competitive matches permitted within the normal Laws of the Game
Training/friendly matches now allowed
Full football activities conducted at all levels (MiniRoos, 7v7, 9v9 or 11v11)
Team benches organised to ensure 1.5 metres between coaching staff & substitutes
Match fixturing and pitch allocations to be arranged to maximise spaces between pitches
Social distancing of 1.5 metre between spectators (e.g. parents)
Competitions, Leagues and Tournaments permitted
Changerooms and/or wet areas limited to players and team staff and thorough cleaning between use recommended

LEVEL C PLAYING – WHAT SHOULD BE AVOIDED?
• Team handshakes prior to kick-off
• Team huddles, handshakes and high fives
• Multiplayer goal celebrations
• Spitting

 

Parents/spectators may attend games upon full resumption of competitive football activities provided precautions are taken to minimise transmission risk such as spreading spectators throughout viewing areas.

Panania Diggers SC will promote the importance of social distancing of 1.5 metres between spectators and the 4m2 per person guideline.

 

Canteen & Field Duty

The coming roster for Canteen BBQ and Field Duty

Player's Code of Conduct

Our players are representatives of our community. All players must abide by the code of conduct

Parent / Spectator Code of Conduct

All parents and spectators at training, matches or other club events must abide by the code of conduct

Working With Children Checks

All coaches, managers and club officials must have a current Working With Children Check

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