Over the weekend, the Queensland Government released details of a 51.3 million dollar recovery assistance package through its Sport and Recreation COVID Safe Restart Plan. This welcomed funding initiative is designed to assist community sport in preparation for return to training coinciding with stage 2 of the ‘Queensland Roadmap to Easing Restrictions’.
The 51.3 million-dollar recovery package includes:
- $14M COVID SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart – funding to purchase hygiene supplies, products, training or equipment to allow clubs to return to play, this funding can also be used for operational needs such as utilities and bills. This will see up to 7000 clubs receiving grants of up to $2000. APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN. NOTE: Our official Hygiene Partner, Hygiene Systems, Sean Geddes –email@example.com can provide you with all your hygiene supplies.
- $11M FairPlay vouchers – vouchers of up to $150 for around 73,000 young Queenslanders to participate in physical activity opportunities and support families experiencing hardship due to COVID-19. APPLICATIONS OPEN IN STAGE 2
- $15.5M Active Restart infrastructure Recovery Fund – grants for minor works and support up to 3000 clubs to purchase revenue generating equipment to help them return to play. APPLICATIONS OPEN IN STAGE 3
- $10.8M Active Industry Fund – funding for 77 state level sporting organisations and industry peak bodies through existing arrangements.
For more information on the Sport and Recreation COVID Safe Restart Plan assistance please visit www.covid19.qld.gov.au/returntoplay.
As we work towards a return to play in line with the Queensland Government Roadmap to Easing Restrictions and its corresponding ‘return to play’ guide, QTF has been collaborating Touch Football Australia (TFA) and the Regions and is in the process of finalising a Queensland Touch Football specific return to training document, which will be distributed to all Affiliates and Regions. This Guide will provide detailed information on how to meet the restrictions and return to play safely. There will be key information for Affiliates, Regions, Participants, Coaches, Officials, Parents and Volunteers.
As you are aware, TFA in collaboration with QTF and NSW Touch Football (NSWTA) made the decision to implement a suspension of all community Touch Football competitions until Monday 1 June. Subsequently, after recent Government announcements, QTF can confirm that the temporary suspension of all community Touch Football competitions in Queensland will be extended until 10 July 2020, in line with stage 3 of the ‘Queensland Roadmap to Easing Restrictions’.
The health and wellbeing of our touch community, family and friends will remain our first priority when we resume. We will continue to provide further information as it comes to hand. Our priority is to distribute a Queensland Touch Football Return to Training Guide to our members as quickly as possible that meets current and ongoing government restrictions.