COVID-19 Update 2 July 2020

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Effective 1 July 2020 The NSW Government has issued a new Public Health Order (PHO), in which it has given specific directions in relation to community sporting activities. Pursuant to the PHO:

· Where community sporting activities (including training sessions) involve more than 20 participants, the organiser of those activities must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan;

· “Participants” include players, people who are training, officials, and spectators.

Before you play

Stay at home if you:

· Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

· Have been overseas or exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

· Have flu-like symptoms

· If you are in a high-risk health category, then you should not be participating or playing tennis at any time during this period.

Attending tennis activities

· Wherever practical, clubs and venues should be manned throughout to ensure all social distancing protocols are observed and regular cleaning and hygiene can be observed

· Only people core to playing or coaching should be on court or at the venue

· Arrive and leave as close as possible to when you need to be there

· To comply with relevant Child Safety guidelines, one parent/guardian should accompany younger children and continue to be present for the duration of the tennis activity. Social distancing Tennis holds a unique advantage as a sport which requires no direct contact between players. You can also:

· Touch racquets instead of the regular pre- or post-match handshakes

· Keep 4 square metres away from other people while watching or attending an outdoors tennis activity. Behaviours To protect against infection, you should:

· Wash/sterilise your hands before and after you play and avoid touching your face while playing

· Not share water bottles and bring your own full bottle

· Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or hand-sanitiser when available, before and after eating, after going to the toilet, sneezing, and coughing

· Cover your coughs and sneezes and dispose of any used tissue immediately

· Avoid touching your face

· Keep your distance from people who are obviously sick

· Be aware of what surfaces you touch.

 

Please click here to view the updated guidelines.