16 Nov 2020, COVID-19 Update -Preseason Training

Please see correspondence below from the SANFL Juniors in relation to any preseason training.


SANFL Juniors | COVID-19 Update | Community Sport and Training Fixtures Cancelled

The purpose of this communication is to advise that due to the current COVID outbreak in South Australia, effective from midnight tonight all community sport training and fixtures have been cancelled. This includes any pre-season training, access to gyms and any promotional programs (ie: come & try sessions, registration days) currently planned by Community Leagues and Clubs.

It is anticipated that these measures will be in place for at least the next two weeks.

Clubs are reminded that SA Health undertake contact tracing of all positive cases, and will make contact with close contacts (including football clubs) if required.

Protocol Reminder

We remind our football community to continue with their COVIDSafe and other measures being encouraged by SA Health:

  1. hygiene and cleaning practices

  2. maintaining physical distancing where possible (including limiting non-essential contact such as hand-shakes, high-fives, hugs etc)

  3. ensuring density limits are not breached in internal spaces

  4. work from home where possible

  5. mask wearing in environments where physical distancing isn’t possible (ie: on public transport)

  6. vulnerable persons to stay at home

  7. seeking testing if unwell

Licenced venues can continue to trade as per their COVIDSafe Plan however standing consumption is not permitted in any area and new density requirements of 1 person per 4sqm must be observed (up to 100 patrons).

Health Information

SA Health has announced a number of venues of concern. Anyone who has visited these venues should follow the relevant direction to seek testing, quarantine and/or monitor for symptoms. Details of these locations are available on the SA Health website.

https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/conditions/infectious+diseases/covid-19/testing+and+tracing/contact+tracing/contact+tracing

AGMs

We appreciate Leagues and Clubs may have AGMs scheduled during this period.

Provided the venue adheres to their COVIDSafe Plan (including new limits on density and attendance capped at 100), these can still occur.

If technology can be used, associations may wish to consider holding a 'virtual' AGM (either online, or via teleconference).

In some cases, for example where members can’t access the appropriate technology, it will be appropriate to instead defer the meeting. Note: extensions are available on lodgements for AGMs impacted by COVID restrictions.

Visit Consumer and Business Affairs for more detail at https://www.cbs.sa.gov.au/news/information-associations

Summary

We appreciate the level of uncertainty again faced by our clubs. However, the health and wellbeing of our football community, as well as the wider community is paramount; and we will continue to observe all advice from SA Health.

Thanks again for your efforts in continuing to provide safe environments for our community.

Matt Duldig

General Manager

SANFL