The NSW Government has announced further easing of COVID-19 related restrictions in accordance with the “Level B – Return to Training” phase effective from Saturday, 13 June 2020.
Following on from the recent announcement that competitive Community Sport will resume from 1 July 2020 comes the news that the number of people allowed to gather outdoors for the purposes of training has been increased from 10 to 20 people.
This means that team squads can train together up to maximum group sizes of 20 people for outdoor, non-contact training activities.
Participants are still advised to maintain social distancing protocols and any contact with challenges and tackles is still prohibited.
Football NSW CEO Stuart Hodge was pleased with the further easing of restrictions and applauded the football family for their resilience and patience throughout these testing times.
“I thank all of our Associations and Clubs and the many tens of thousands of players and volunteers for their assistance, cooperation and, most significantly, their support and patience through these difficult times.
“Collectively we have remained united with our two key objectives being a resumption of play as soon as possible, but importantly, with the health and safety of all our participants and the broader community at the forefront of our mind.”
Clubs, teams and individuals must still ensure compliance with the NSW State Government’s current Public Health Order and are advised to continue to remain diligent about the safety of themselves and others by maintaining social distancing of 1.5 metre and following good hygiene practices.
Football NSW has updated its Return to Training Guidelines which can be found here.
You can also find newly updated Posters for Level B Updates via the below links:
These changes come into effect on Saturday, 13 June 2020.