Guidance for participants who have attended Crossroads Hotel, Picton Hotel or other Covid-19 Locations
Participants who attended Crossroads Hotel (3 – 10 July) or Picton Hotel (4, 5, 9, 10 July)
- Must self isolate immediately
- Must call the NSW Health Covid call centre on 02 9391 9000 to advise which premises they attended and on which date
- Must get tested for Covid-19
- Must follow the advice of health authorities
Participants who recently trained or played with these players:
- Do not need to self isolate
- Do not need to get tested unless they feel unwell or become symptomatic
- Must monitor themselves for symptoms
- Feels unwell or becomes symptomatic, they must self isolate and get tested
Participants who have recently attended other Covid-19 Locations
Responding to Covid-19 in Football
Football NSW is not in a position to provide medical advice. The following is for guidance only as the advice of health authorities can vary depending on individual circumstances.
For immediate advice:
Individuals call the National Coronavirus Health line on 1800 020 080
Clubs call Service NSW Covid-19 Helpline on 13 77 88
For someone feeling unwell
- Self isolate
- Refer to the Coronavirus Health Direct Symptom Checker
- Get tested at a COVID-19 Testing clinic
- Call the National Coronavirus Health line on 1800 020 080 (24 hour helpline)
- Call your Doctor or Visit the Emergency Department
If a club is advised that a player may have come into close contact with a case of Covid-19 or attended a Covid-19 location
- The player must self isolate immediately
- The player must call the National Coronavirus Health line on 1800 020 080
- The player must get tested for Covid-19
- The player must follow the advice of health authorities
If a club is advised that a player is being tested for Covid-19
- The team does not need to self isolate
- Team members do not need to get tested unless symptomatic
- Team members must monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days
- If a player feels unwell or becomes symptomatic, they must self isolate immediately and get tested
If a player tests positive or a club is advised of a confirmed case of Covid-19
- Immediately follow the advice of health authorities
- Notify Football NSW
- Consult with Service NSW Covid-19 Helpline on 13 77 88 (available 24 hours, 7 days)
- The person with Covid-19 will be advised by health authorities to immediately self isolate
- NSW Health will undertake contact tracing to determine who has been in close contact or casual contact with the positive case.
- The advice given by NSW Health to the club and individuals may vary depending on the results of the contact tracing.
- Persons who have tested positive should only return to sport following NSW Health advice or with a medical clearance.
- Follow the advice of health authorities at all times
A close contact is someone who has been face to face for at least 15 minutes, or been in the same closed space for at least 2 hours, as someone who has tested positive for the COVID-19 when that person was infectious.
If you are a close contact of a person with confirmed COVID-19 infection in Australia, you need to be isolated for 14 days after you last saw that person. Home isolation applies to all close contacts, even if you are well. It is important to monitor your health and report any symptoms as early as possible.
- Close Contacts Factsheet
- Recently Returned Travellers
- People suspected to have COVID-19 (Coronavirus) infection
- People confirmed to have COVID-19 (Coronavirus) infection
A casual contact is defined as someone who has had face-to-face contact for less than 15 minutes cumulative over the course of a week, or been in the same closed space for less than 2 hours, with a person with a COVID-19 infection while they were infectious. This may include healthcare workers, other patients, or visitors who were in the same closed healthcare space as a case, but for shorter periods than those required for a close contact. Other closed settings might include schools or offices.
If you are a casual contact, you do not need to self-isolate unless you have symptoms (although the close contact does). You should monitor for symptoms for 14 days after your last casual contact with the person with COVID-19. Refer to Casual Contacts Factsheet.
- National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080 (24 hour helpline)
- Service NSW Covid-19 Helpline on 13 77 88
- National Health Direct Coronavirus website
- NSW Health Coronavirus website
- Coronavirus Symptom Checker
- Coronavirus Testing
- To speak to a Registered Nurse at NSW Healthline call 1800 022 222.
- Further information is also available at www.health.nsw.gov.au and www.health.gov.au.