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COVID-19 Resources & Information

Updated 17 September 2021

Queensland Touch Football (QTF) has been provided the following information from the Queensland Department of Sport & Recreation and Queensland Health to guide and assist Affiliates and Regions on the latest COVID Safe measures.

QTF will continue to follow the latest advice and direction from the Queensland Department of Sport and Recreation and Queensland Health.

 

QLD & NSW BORDER RESTRICTIONS EASE

From 1am Monday 13 September, Queensland residents and New South Wales border zone residents who live in a non-restricted local government area can cross to either side of the border for work or volunteering that cannot be performed from home and other essential purposes.

Under Border Restrictions Direction (No. 41) | Queensland Health the reasons for crossing the border are limited and at this time border zone residents and Queenslanders who have been in the non-restricted border zone in the last 14 days are not permitted to cross the border for exercise or recreational purposes, or participate in community sport. We understand this is disappointing, however the reasons for crossing the border are still limited and the advice from Queensland Health is that even if an individual is able to cross the border for an essential purpose they should reconsider the need to do so.

Please continue to monitor Travelling to Queensland | Health and wellbeing | Queensland Government (www.qld.gov.au) for updates to these restrictions.

 

OUTDOOR SPORT

On Friday 27 August 2021, the Premier announced a further easing of restrictions for the 11 local government areas in South East Queensland (Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Redland, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim), bringing all restrictions in Queensland in line to Level 3 Restrictions. Level 3 Restrictions include:

  • Indoor venues can have one person per two square metres or 100% allocated seated and ticketed capacity with the COVID Safe Checklist.
  • Occupant density and physical distancing measures do not apply on the field of play, however, attendees must observe physical distancing off the field of play, to the extent possible.
  • 100% allocated seated and ticketed capacity or one person per two square metres for indoor events.
  • No restrictions on outdoor events, however people are encouraged to wear a mask when they are unable to physically distance themselves.
  • Stadium attendance will be at 100% with allocated seating (with COVID Safe Site-Specific Plan) and patrons wearing a mask at all times, including when seated. Masks can be removed when eating or drinking and patrons must be seated to eat and drink.

Outdoor-based sporting organisations (including Touch Football) are no longer considered restricted businesses under the Business Restrictions Direction (No. 19). Therefore, organisations are no longer required to comply with an Industry COVID Safe Plan and are not required to continue collecting contact tracing information.

Whilst not mandatory we encourage you to continue to promote COVID Safe measures, including:

  • Do not attend training or games if you have flu like symptoms
  • Promoting physical distancing
  • Promotion of good hand and respiratory hygiene, and
  • Regular cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces and equipment.

Outdoor‑only events are not required to follow an Industry COVID Safe Plan or a COVID Safe Event Checklist.

 

INDOOR SPACES

Indoor occupant density requirements no longer apply to shared change rooms for these organisations.

Indoor spaces associated with outdoor clubs, such as clubhouses or canteens with indoor dining etc are still required to:

  • Follow occupant density requirements (e.g. one person per 2 square metres) relevant to that space
  • Keep contact information
  • Allow for physical distancing to the extent possible and adhere to the public health controls.

Further information regarding the restrictions for sport, recreation, and fitness organisations can be found here.

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