Update as at 14 August 2020
Please see the updated directions here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/276777/EMA-Public-Activities-No-7-Direction.pdf
As sporting clubs are listed as operations that require a Marshal, please read the below summary.
COVID Marshal Requirements:
As of the 21 August 2020 a COVID Marshal must supervise prescribed operations.
“A Covid Marshal must complete training of a kind, determined by the Department” (State Government). We are awaiting more information from the State Government with specific training particulars including where to access, content covered and how long it may take to complete. Once more information is released we will communicate this with you.
A COVID Marshal must:
➡️ Be 18 years of age or more;
➡️Complete the required training and keep records of the training to provide to an authorised officer on request; and
➡️Take reasonable steps to visually identify as a COVID Marshal.
A COVID Marshal is required to:
➡️Promote and take practical steps to ensure infection control practices (e.g. frequent handwashing) are followed by people involved in the operations (patrons, employees and contractors);
➡️ Promote and take practical steps to ensure people participating in the operations are complying with density requirements, physical distancing principle;
➡️ Must ensure that all COVID Safe Plans and COVID Management Plans (where relevant) or specific polices/protocols in relation to the prevention of coronavirus are effectively implemented and monitored;
➡️ Ensure the environment is appropriately established and there is sufficient seating, hand washing facilities and cleaning regimes; and
➡️ Be present supervising prescribed operations at all times (except where the site operates for 24hrs where at all times means times of high patronage).
A COVID Marshal is required for the following operations:
➡️The onsite purchase and consumption of food or beverages (indoor and outdoor);
➡️Distribution centres (including associated transport operations);
➡️Gymnasiums and fitness centres;
➡️Swimming pools used by the public;
➡️Social and sporting clubs;
➡️Any activity where a COVID Management Plan is required; and
➡️Any operation which may be defined by the state coordinator.
If more than 200 people are expected to be present at an operation a COVID Marshal who is supervising must have no other duties. You can have more than one prescribed COVID Marshal.
Where the place is used by different people it is the responsibility of the owner or person with care/control/management of the place to ensure that it is supervised by a COVID Marshal.
Changes to the Public Activities Directionwill come into effect from 00:01 Friday 14 August 2020 with a seven day transition period ending at 00:01 on Friday 21 August 2020. The above will be enforceable from 21 August 2020.
Our Gymnastics SA Rebooting Guidelines and Event Guidelines will be updated shortly to reflect the above information.