Sports roadmap back from COVID-19

Sporting clubs and associations can access a toolkit, provided by Sport Australia, to help them with advice and resources for a safe return to competition.

The Return to Sport Toolkit will give grassroots clubs and organisations a roadmap for getting players, officials, coaches and others on the correct path for activities at all levels.

The toolkit complements the National Principles for the Resumption of Sport and Recreation Activities plan endorsed by the National Cabinet on May 1.

Federal Member for Barker, Tony Pasin, said the kit would provide resources and guidance to local clubs to ensure a safe, streamlined process.

"The safe return of competition relies on a responsible rollout where everybody follows advice and takes precautions," Mr Pasin said.

"We have a big challenge ahead of us, but together the National Principles, the AIS framework and Sport Australia's toolkit offer tangible advice to ensure community sporting groups are prepared to control and deal with the virus in this new era."

Checklists will provide the steps needed to be completed by clubs and organisation, such as relevant government and national sporting organisation approvals, facility management, training behaviours, hygiene protocols and appropriate communication with members.

There will also be guidance on how to document COVID-19 safety plans and how to appoint a COVID safety coordinator to implement and oversee it.

Mr Pasin said states and territories were responsible for sport and recreation resumption decisions, both at the professional and community level.

The Return to Sport Toolkit is available at https://www.sportaus.gov.au/return-to-sport

The AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment can be found at https://ais.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/730374/35845_AIS-Framework-for-Rebooting-Sport-Summary.pdf

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