RETURN TO SPORT – GOVERNMENT, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT REQUIREMENTS

28 May 2020
Dear Members
In addition to information from Federal Council in regard to Risk Management Guidelines post COVID-19 for all ACDS Activities, it has come to the attention of Federal Council that Government, Government Agencies and/or Local Government are requiring Clubs to complete and lodge forms in regard to how the club will deal with Return to Sport in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Federal Council has identified requirements in South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria over the past 24 hours. The information on websites of these authorities can be difficult to find in some cases. For example, the Tasmanian requirement is from Worksafe and has been extended to include sporting clubs.
I have asked the State delegates to research this matter at State government level as a
matter of urgency and advise clubs accordingly. Clubs should also research local
government requirements themselves to ensure they satisfy requirements prior to any rallies being run.
In one State at least, there are significant penalties for non-compliance so Government, Government Agencies and/or Local Government are treating this very seriously.
https://sport.vic.gov.au/our-work/return-to-play/return-to-play-for-community-sport-andactive-recreation
https://worksafe.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/567829/COVID-19-Safety-Plans-Small-Business-Template-v2.pdf
https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/recovery/create-a-covid-safe-plan

PETER LEE
Federal President

Government requirements re return to sport 28-05-2020