The AFL has been busy in the last couple of days working with other sporting organisations and the NSW government to make sure that community sports can continue in compliance with new guidelines and requirements issued by NSW Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerry Chant.
The AFL today published a statement confirming that we can go ahead this weekend here:
But to keep our season going we also need to follow the rules and advice.
In particular, Club social activities are banned until further notice, car-pooling should be avoided where possible, and only one parent or guardian should accompany players to matches and training sessions.
More details here:
And a reminder that full details of the protocols in place for our competition can be found here:
AFL staff have worked hard and done a great job in assuring the NSW government that we can continue our season safely. We need to back up these efforts by doing the right thing.
COVID Safety Officer
COVID safety again needs to be our number one priority over the weekend.
If you are not well, stay home.
If you have any symptoms, stay home and follow the advice of NSW Health.
If you have been to Victoria or at any of the NSW hotspots at the identified times/dates, stay home and follow the relevant rules.
We need to limit attendance as much as possible, so just one parent/carer per player should come along to games.
Players are to follow the relevant hygiene and social distancing protocols, minimise non-essential contact, have their own water/snacks, and leave as soon as possible after they finish their game.
Only players and match officials are to go on to the playing area and all attendance must be recorded in team sheets for contact tracing purposes.
Spectators must stay off the playing field at all times and maintain appropriate social distancing.
We will be running the canteen at Gore Hill on Sunday. Canteen volunteers need to maintain appropriate hygiene practices, and patrons need to observe appropriate social distancing protocols. The canteen will only serve patrons inside the clubhouse and there are limits on how many patrons can be in the clubhouse at any one time.
The weather forecast indicates that we will have rain over the weekend. Given its synthetic surface, Gore Hill Oval will remain open, with play suspended only if lightning is seen in the vicinity.
For our home games at ELS Hall Park and our away games at other venues please look for advice from Team Managers and check updates here: http://wetweathercheck.com
Brian JacksonCOVID Safety Officer
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