COVID – Updated Government guidelines

COVID – Updated Government guidelines

Yesterday, Geoff Lee, the Acting Sports Minister for NSW issued further restrictions on community sport to enable us to maintain a safe environment for our community and all involved.

These include: 

Persons who have visited Victoria in the last 14 days are excluded from participating in NSFA football activities (including spectators and officials).

 Persons who have attended any of the reported case locations listed in NSW Health website, are excluded from participating in NSFA football activities (including spectators and officials).

 Northern Suburbs Football Association and all member Clubs continue to enforce the following restrictions:

  • Do not attend practice or matches if you are feeling unwell
  • Player must arrive ‘match ready’ and avoid any loitering around the field pre & post-match
  • Maximum two spectators per participating player. Only parents and carers permitted.
  •  All spectators must social distance 1.5m – This is roughly the length of your umbrella, please use it!
  • No sharing drink bottles or food (ex. Half time oranges)
  • No changerooms can be used.

Any person found to be acting in breach of the above NSFA directive will be investigated and the matter will be put forth before NSFA Player Disputes and Disciplinary Committee.

With over 16,500 participants in 2020, we have a responsibility to ensure each other are safe and the wider community of the Northern Suburbs. You have a responsibility to manage yourself, your teams mates and your associated spectators. Please exercise this responsibility.

NSFA staff and volunteers will be reporting on all grounds this weekend. Further restrictions may be applied in the coming weeks to ensure we remain COVID safe. Please keep an eye on the NSFA and SI Ives facebook pages for live updates.

Excluded Locations

Members (including spectators and officials) are excluded from participating in an NSFA activity if they have attended any of the reported case locations listed on the NSW Health website or Victoria in the last 14 days.

NSW Health List of Locations – https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates

This includes businesses and establishments located within:

Albion Park, Belfield, Belmore, Bowral, Brighton Le Sands, Campbelltown, Casula, Narellan, North Wollongong, Parramatta, Pyrmont, Picton, Revesby, Tahmoor, Villawood

 Please notify your team manager immediately if you have attended a venue or location listed on the NSW Health website. Thank you.