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New COVID requirements for SA Clubs eff: 21st August 2020

Effective 21st August all SA clubs have had new requirements imposed on them.

We now need every SA Club to have an appointed Covid Marshal. If more than 200 people present, your Marshal is only allowed to do this role, nothing else (ie First Aid, Pit Marshal etc)

Please click on link below for further information

CLUB EVENTS restrictions SA 17th August

To complete COVID Marshal Training: https://marshal.clickontraining.com.au/

 

FROM SPORTSA -

Updated directions for important changes taking effect from 21st August …

Dear Colleagues,As you would be aware the Commissioner provided updated Directions on the 14th August 2020 ( view here ) with further requirements to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in South Australia. Important changes taking effect from 21st August 2020 include -

AS OF THE 21st AUGUST 2020, A COVID MARSHAL WILL BE REQUIRED FOR  - 

  • The onsite purchase and consumption of food or beverages (indoor and outdoor).
  • Gymnasiums and fitness centres.
  • Swimming pools used by the public.
  • Social and sporting clubs.
  • Any activity where a COVID Management Plan is required.

A COVID Marshal is required to  -

  • Ensure infection control practices (eg: frequent handwashing) are followed.
  • Ensure people are complying with density requirements and physical distancing principle.
  • Ensure that all COVID Safe Plans and COVID Management Plans are effectively implemented and monitored.
  • Ensure there is sufficient seating, hand washing facilities and cleaning regimes.
  • Be present supervising at all times (except where the site operates for 24hours, where at all times means times of high patronage).
  • If more than 200 persons are reasonably expected to be present at, or participating in prescribed operations, a COVID Marshal supervising the prescribed operation must not have any other duties in respect of the prescribed operation.

A COVID Marshal must  - 

  • Be 18 years of age or more.
  • Complete the required training and keep records of the training to provide to an authorised officer on request  (Note - the training required will be online but has not yet been finalised).
  • Take reasonable steps to visually identify as a COVID Marshal (eg: a high vis vest).

 

SOME TIMELY REMINDERS THAT STILL APPLY TO ALL SPORTING CLUBS  - 

  • Alcoholic beverages by spectators at a sporting event must be consumed while seated.
  • Food and beverages (including alcohol) are only consumed by patrons while seated at tables that are physically separate from any bar or other area for taking orders.
  • Food and beverages may be consumed at recreational facilities (eg mini-golf, pool tables, tenpin bowling), as long as the consumption of food and beverages occurs in an area that is physically separate from any bar or other area for taking orders.

COVID-Safe Plan  - 

  • Details on COVID-Safe Plans -  click here
  • COVID-Safe Plans continue to be required (you don’t need a new plan if you have previously submitted a plan).
  • Plans must be available for inspection and should be published and communicated with your members.
  • If you train / play at multiple venues you need to do your own plan once to use at multiple venues. You should also be aware of the plans of any venues you use.

COVID Management Plan  - 

  • Details on COVID Management Plans – click here
  • When there are more than 1,000 people (excluding staff) at your venue, activity or gathering or, when both dancing and consumption of alcohol is facilitated at the premises, you must complete a COVID Management Plan and have this Plan approved by SA Health.

Density and Social Distancing Requirement  -

  • 1 person per 2 square metres density still applies.
  • 1.5 metre physical distancing rule still applies.

Contact Tracing  - 

  • Only gaming machine venues, indoor fitness classes and indoor public meetings (eg: AGM’s) are required to maintain contact tracing records.
  • If you are required to keep contact tracing records, these can be collected digitally and must include, date, time, name, phone number and email.

Indoor and Outdoor Sport  - 

  • Training and competition with no limit on the number of spectators but 1 person per 2 square metre rule applies.
  • There is no cap on venue attendance but density and social distancing applies and a COVID Management Plan is required for attendance of 1,000 or above.

Swimming Pools  - 

  • Training and competition with no limit on the number of spectators but 1 person per 2 square metre rule applies.
  • There is no cap on venue attendance but density and social distancing applies and a COVID Management Plan is required for attendance of 1,000 or above.
  • All water activities are permitted in pools.

Fitness and Dance Classes  - 

  • Indoor group fitness classes (including dance) will be subject to the 1 person per 2 square metres rule. So the size of the room / venue will determine the capacity.
  • Fitness classes must maintain contact tracing records.

Food and Beverages  - 

  • All alcohol must be consumed whilst seated.
  • Communal food (cocktail functions / buffets or grazing tables / salad bars), shared water or drinking receptacles are NOT permitted  (Note - If you remain at the same table, food allocated to your table can be shared amongst people who are at your table).
  • Density and social distancing in eating areas applies.
  • Sausage Sizzle / BBQ’s can continue but certain measures must be taken to reduce the risk of infection, including -
    • People being served must practice physical distancing when lining up to order and practice good hygiene.
    • No self-service of condiments etc (person serving the food must apply condiments).
    • Cooked food must be protected from contamination and stored away from the area where orders are placed.
  • Team sharing of food during and after training and competition is discouraged (eg: half time oranges, recovery food, etc).

Change Rooms and Showers  - 

  • Communal change rooms, toilets and showers can still be used (density and social distancing applies).

Indoor Public Meetings  (e.g. General and Annual General Meetings) - 

  • Indoor meetings are subject to the 1 person per 2 square metres rule. So the size of the room / venue will determine the capacity.
  • Contact tracing records must be kept.

General Advice  - 

  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms (sore throat, cough, headache, fevers) even if mild, don’t train or play and get tested.
  • Wash / sanitise your hands regularly.
  • Provide hand sanitisers for players and spectators.
  • Wipe down frequently touched surfaces – including team benches between games.
  • Provide time between games/matches to implement hygiene and cleaning activities.
  • Manage your entrance and exits to avoid bottlenecking.
  • Clean high use areas (toilets and showers / bar areas / food service areas) regularly.
  • Discourage shaking hands at the end of the game, instead tap equipment or elbows.
  • Discourage sharing of food at half time/after game.
  • Bring your own water bottle.
  • Download the COVIDSafe app.

 

Updated Directions, frequently asked questions and associated support materials are available on our website -  click here

And listen in to our Hooked on Sport Podcast to hear more -  click here

Leah Cassidy 
Chief Executive Officer – Sport SA

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