Queensland Touch Football (QTF) is excited to announce Touch Football community competitions in Queensland are permitted to resume from Stage 3, from 12noon, Friday 3 July.
Following the announcement by the Queensland State Government yesterday regarding the fast-tracking of Stage 3 ‘Roadmap to Easing Queensland’s Restrictions’, the resumption of competition and physical contact is permitted on the field of play (including training) when following a COVID Safety Plan.
All Touch Football activities must adhere to strict physical distancing measures of one person per four square metres off the field of play and follow appropriate hygiene practices.
On a positive note, more events will also be allowed under Stage 3, including:
- fewer than 500 people – no approval needed when following a COVID Safe Event Checklist (at this stage we assume this includes local competitions)
- 500 to 10,000 people – need a COVID Safe Event Plan approved by local public health units
The Department of Sport and Recreation is currently working with industry peak bodies and Queensland Health to update our Industry COVID Safe Plan to reflect changes in Stage 3. Once this becomes available, QTF will provide further clarity to its members.
This is positive news and significant steps forward for the sports industry and we look forward to the easing of restrictions. Please remain vigilant and continue to observe and practice State Government directives.
For further information regarding Return to Play and relevant resources, please click here.