COVID Update 1st December

COVID Update 1st December

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.

 

James Harris
Executive Officer Softball SA