July 1 start date for sport
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NSW community sports competitions can restart from Wednesday, July 1. NSW Health Minister, Brad Hazzard said "COVID-19 safety plans for each activity or sport are critical to enabling this re-start." Sport and businesses will need to do things a little differently than in pre-COVID-19 times and following their safety plan is key to keeping people safe,” Mr. Hazzard said.
“Re-opening sporting competitions on July 1 gives groups and local government which manages many of these facilities, time to work through all the new changes.” Acting Minister for Sport, Geoff Lee said indoor and outdoor community sports for those are ready to return from July 1.
With the announcement still sinking in, local sporting clubs will now begin determining when and if they can begin. Return dates for sport across Newcastle and the Hunter Valley will start being promoted by associations as their federations release them.
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Meanwhile, it was also announced on Tuesday that gymnasiums, yoga, indoor pools, and dance studios can reopen within a fortnight.
Deputy Premier John Barilaro has thanked the community for its patience while the Government works through its COVID-19 recovery plan that is built around health advice. “I’m proud of this state for following the health advice and flattening the curve to such a point, where we can now re-introduce sports and open gyms,” Mr Barilaro said.
“Sport and exercise boost morale and this is exactly what NSW needs right now.”
From June 13, the following will be allowed:
• Fitness, gymnasiums, pilates, yoga and dance studios can reopen with up to 10 people per class and 100 people in an indoor venue;
• Community centres, including their recreational facilities, can reopen;
• Some indoor recreational facilities including pools and saunas can also reopen with restricted numbers; The four square metre rule must be applied at all times.
* record keeping is mandatory regarding staff, volunteers, participants, visitors and contractors for a period of at least 28 days. Ensure records are used only for the purposes of tracing COVID-19 infections and are stored confidentially and securely
What are you going to need to practice good hygiene and keep your venue safe?
Club and Recreation hygiene cleaning and plan guideline from NSW Govt page:
- Adopt good hand hygiene practices.
- Ensure hand sanitiser is accessible at the venue entry and throughout the facility or ground.
- Ensure bathrooms are well stocked with hand soap and paper towels.
- Provide visual aids above hand wash basins to support effective hand washing.
- Encourage participants to bring their own water bottle, snacks, towels, exercise mats etc. and encourage eating outside if practical. Avoid shared food and drinks.
- No self-serve buffet style, or service staff carrying trays. If food is provided or share-style, one person should be allocated to serve food and practice hand hygiene before and after service.
- Clean cutlery and tableware with detergent and hot water, or with a commercial grade dishwasher if available.
- Clean frequently used indoor hard surface areas, including children’s play areas, at least daily; first with detergent and water, and then disinfect. Clean frequently touched areas and surfaces, including in communal facilities, several times per day.
- Clean areas used for high intensity cardio classes with detergent and disinfectant after each use.
- Reduce sharing of equipment (including hire equipment) where practical and ensure these are cleaned with detergent and disinfectant between use.
- Maintain proper disinfectant levels and pH of pools and spas.
- Clean steam rooms with a detergent and disinfectant several times per day, should the facility choose to open them for use.
- Ensure there is accessible detergent/disinfectant and gloves for visitors to use, should they wish.
- Disinfectant solutions need to be maintained at an appropriate strength and used in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions.
- Staff are to wear gloves when cleaning and wash hands thoroughly before and after with soap and water.
- Encourage contactless payment options.
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