Update as of 27 May 2020
On Monday 25 May, the Premier announced that South Australia will now transition to Step 2 of the South Australian Roadmap for Easing COVID-19 Restrictions (the Roadmap) on 1 June 2020.
Please note that the directions order is scheduled to be updated within the next 48 hours. The following information is on the proviso that this occurs. The new directions order when published will supersede any other mandates released to date.
Confirmed update to time frames:
- Indoor Non-contact sport training can commence from 1 June. This includes Gymnastics and KinderGym activities.
- Training can commence as of the 1st of June once the online COVID Safe Plan has been completed.
The following items of interest are taken from the State Government COVID Safe Plan.
Indoor Specific Spacing Clarifications and Further Requirements:
- A maximum of 20 members of the public per separate room or area applies regardless of the size of a room (Example: a room of 60 square metres can accommodate 15 people. A room of 80 square metres and a room of 200 square metres can both accommodate no more than 20 people).
- To be considered a separate room, a space must be enclosed by a ceiling, and substantially enclosed by floor to ceiling walls, regardless of whether the ceiling or walls or any part of them are permanent or temporary.
- Essential venue staff/coaching staff are not counted in the maximum 20 “members of the public” per eligible room. This clarification allows 20 participants to be allocated an appropriate number of coaches/leaders
New requirements/ suggestions not previously confirmed:
- Consider limiting the duration of the activity to 2 hours or less where possible. Note: This is not a mandate but a state government suggestion.
- Encourage and support downloading of COVID-Safe App. You may choose to achieve this by placing the SA Health COVID Safe App poster up in venue.
- Ensure all staff have undertaken COVID-safe online training. This should also be extended to your key volunteer workforce.
- Print and display SA Health COVID-Safe materials (such as signage/posters on hygiene, physical distancing) The link to the SA Health Posters is here:
Updated process for clubs to recommence:
- Individual Clubs to go to https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/recovery/create-a-covid-safe-plan and fill in the online form.
- Your completed form is your COVID Safe Plan. This Plan will outline how your staff and participants can be kept safe from COVID-19. The operational “nitty gritty” can easily be gathered from the bulk of work already undertaken by your club in completing the Club Self Evaluation Spreadsheet. The State Government COVID Safe Plan must be printed along with your Record of Completion. It must be available for presentation should your venue be inspected.
- You will get automated confirmation your plan has been accepted if you agree to all terms and conditions and can meet the requirements.
- We would encourage clubs to ensure they have detailed operational plans and confirmed actions to align with the COVID Safe Plan. Clubs that have previously completed the Self Evaluation Spreadsheet will have covered off most requirements.
- Individual clubs are required to communicate all the changes in their venue/ club with their members.
- Individual Clubs are to communicate with Gymnastics SA via email if your club will be recommencing on June 1.
- Members are bound by adhering to any current or forth coming sport specific, including equipment cleaning requirements.
Ensure you and your staff have a basic understanding of how to respond to a case of COVID-19 at the workplace.
A brief, step-by-step summary of actions to take is:
- Keep others away from the confirmed or suspected case. Talk to and assess the person concerned; if they need urgent medical help, call 000 immediately.
- If the person is at your premises when symptoms emerge, assess the situation and risks. Talk to the person about your concerns and next steps. Seek government health advice.
- If well enough, ask the person to go home, seek medical advice, testing for COVID-19, and self-quarantine until a result is returned. Ensure the person has safe transport to get home; if not, you may need to arrange for a taxi.
- Close the premises, ask all patrons and unnecessary staff to leave and arrange for a full environmental and disinfection clean. Open doors and windows to increase airflow.
- Notify SA Health via HealthCommunicableDiseases@sa.gov.au to ensure they can trace any contacts of this person and contain the spread. SA Health may ask for any attendance records you may have kept assisting with this.
Gymnastics SA encourages all Gymnastics Community Members to be patient as Clubs work through the above steps. If you have any questions please direct them to your Affiliated Club, however, please be assured your club will be communicating with you on how and when your children can return to training. Please note training recommencing will be different for each club due to several factors.
Useful Links and Resources
South Australian Roadmap – FAQ
ORSR - COVID-19 Information
Gymnastics Australia – Factsheets
• National Principles Education
• Hygiene Education
• Athlete Health and Safety
• Preparation of Environment