A Message From Little Athletics Australia
Proposed framework for reopening of centres and clubs from the devastating virus Covid-19
Little Athletics Australia welcomes the Federal Government’s guidance to provide a pathway for a safe return to sport. Little Athletics Australia has developed the following framework t o support state and territory Member Associations for the reopening of local centre/club facilities for training and competition. It provides a guide for how athletics activity should resume in a cautious and considered way because our priority is maintaining public health and minimising the risk of community transmission. We all play a role in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19. This framework provides a minimum standard of practice and is based on the best available evidence and advice to ensure the health and safety of those involved in our sport. It should be used in conjunction with the directives and guidelines of the federal government and the relevant state or territory.
Key information and guidance used by Little Athletics Australia to develop this framework includes:
National Principles for the Resumption of Sport and Recreation Activities
Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19Environment released by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)
Information from government health departments and the relevant health authorities
At all times community and individual sport will be governed by public health policy and Federal, State/Territory Government directives. This framework highlights the initial phase of reopening centre/club facilities, however these recommendations should remain in place until otherwise notified by the relevant health authorities. State Member Associations, centre/club management teams and committees are responsible for communicating all relevant guidelines and for ensuring they are in place and followed across all areas of our sport.
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