LOCAL SPORT CONTINUITY UNDER COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) would like to advise the public that community sport can continue to be played in the Dubbo region under the following guidelines as per the latest NSW Government COVID-19 Public Health Orders, enforceable from 6pm on Saturday 26 June 2021:

  • Sporting organisations must have an up to date COVID-19 Safety Plan and implement the control measures from the plan.
  • Sporting organisations must ensure adherence to the 1 person per 4 square metre and only 50% of available seating used (e.g. every second seat in the grandstand will become unavailable).  
  • People who have been the Greater Sydney Area (GSA), including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong, on or after 21 June 2021 should follow the stay-at-home order for a period of 14 days after they left the GSA.
  • People who are unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms must not attend community sport until they are well or have received a negative COVID-19 test result.
  • All training and competition attendance MUST be recorded using the QR code. The QR code needs to be available at the entry point, canteen and amenities or for non-fenced sporting facilities should be located in prominent positions around the facility.
  • Masks must be worn by spectators, coaches, players, officials and other people attending in any capacity at all times except if eating or drinking. Similar to earlier orders, other exemptions apply including for children under the age of 12, people with autism or intellectual disabilities and other health conditions.
  • Players and referees are not required to wear masks while engaged in strenuous activity such as training or competition.   
  • Players must wear masks once not participating in strenuous activity and when returning to spectator areas.
  • Masks must be worn in indoor areas including canteens, functions rooms, change rooms.
  • Players, officials and spectators travelling to a game via bus or car-pooling must wear a mask while waiting for arrival or departure and while travelling.
  • 1.5m social distancing must be adhered to.

Clubs and officials are obliged to put in place the requirements they are responsible for under their COVID-19 Safety Plan.

It is encouraged that clubs communicate their COVID-19 Safety Plan requirements to attendees in the lead up to training or matches, especially with regard to the requirements to sign in via QR code, wearing of face masks, and maintain social distancing where practical.

Should the club officials be concerned with the level of compliance of individuals, they can refer these matters to local police to assist with enforcement.

DRC has sourced this information from NSW Office of Sport and have been communicating with other sporting authorities to ensure community sport can continue, the full list of guidelines can be found at
https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/covid-19-information

Last Edited: 30 Jun 2021

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