As of December 1st, Community Sport is back with new/updated COVID Safe requirements – your club and association would have already received their updated plan overnight.
Included in the latest update is the QR Codes for every person to check-in at the venue you train and play at.
Each individual in attendance is responsible to check themselves in.
Children who are with their parents/carer are not required to check-in.
Those without the ability (no phone, no data/wifi, etc.), must use the paper-based Contact Tracing Attendance Record. This can be found using the Softball SA COVID resources from our website https://sa.softball.org.au/resources/covid-19-resources/
The easiest way to check-in is by using the mySA GOV app on your smartphone.
You must check-in every time you arrive at the venue (i.e. play a game, leave to go to the shops, come back for another game will require two separate check-ins).
Every venue has a different QR code, therefore not transferable.
Options the venue for displaying QR Code / Check-in:
- Display at Venue Entry Gate, Clubroom, Dugout or Grandstand..
- Email QR Code to Team Manager (or Head Coach) for display on a tablet/device.
- A-Frames around the facility.
- Designated areas displayed on social media.
Here are some key points from the latest update, to see the full update, contact your club/association or visit sa.gov.au or call 1800253787
Sporting clubs – COVID Marshals
- If you are a sporting club, you must have a COVID Marshal supervising your operations/activities at any time.
- This means a staff member charged with ensuring your COV ID-Safe Plan is being effectively implemented and its requirements observed by staff, patrons and other people onsite. This includes distancing, density,
- hygiene and cleaning, infection control, venue layout and readiness, ensuring stock of items like sanitiser, and any other requirements as relevant (such as keeping an attendance record, if required).
- COVID Marshals must be 18 years old or older.
- COVID Marshals must have completed training as prescribed SA Health.
- COVID Marshals must take reasonable steps to make themselves visually identifiable as a COVID Marshal.
- If you reasonably expect 200 people or more to be onsite at the same time, your COVID Marshal may not have any other duties than being a COVID Marshal.
- If you operate 24/7 with staff not always onsite, you only need to have a COVID Marshal onsite at all times of high patronage.
- The owner, operator or person who is effectively in charge of a business or activity is responsible for ensuring that a COVID Marshal is in place.
- They must also keep records of completion of Marshals’ training, and provide these records to an authorised officer on request.
Outdoor and indoor sport – food and beverages
- If you also offer the onsite purchase and consumption of food and beverages, your COVID-Safe Plan must also include the activity ‘Hospitality’ and its obligations and recommendations.
- These requirements do not apply to the onsite purchase and consumption of:
- snack or hand-held foods or non-alcoholic beverages by people attending sport (incl. training), fitness or recreation activities
- alcoholic beverages by spectators at sports event, provided alcoholic beverages are consumed while seated.
Outdoor and indoor sport – restart of community sport
- All community sport is now allowed to restart. Please refer to your relevant sporting body for additional guidance.
Outdoor and indoor sport – distancing
- Consider minimising gatherings of adults/spectators, with a recommendation of one caregiver per participant.
- Encourage participants to follow the AIS advice of to “get in, exercise, and get out”.
- Follow the Australian Institute of Sport “Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment” for individual sports.
- Once competitions commence, fixtures should reduce the number of teams in contact with each other.
- For example:
- Commence competitions within a club between players of similar level
- Once competition commences between clubs, consider redesigning fixtures such that a reduced number of clubs play against each other
- Regardless of the figures listed above, viewing areas at venues where entertainment is offered to patrons in fixed seating (like a grandstand) are allowed to operate at 50% of their normal capacity, as long as they implement checkerboard seating arrangements for the duration of the activity.
Outdoor and indoor sport – hygiene
- Discourage communal food and drink during training and matches, e.g. avoid oranges at half time, etc.
Executive Officer Softball SA