***COVID-19 RETURN TO PLAY***

 

Updated STAGE 3 – 3rd July 2020

Following Tennis Queensland’s Return to Play Road Map Stage 3 and Community Tennis Guidelines Level B

https://www.tennis.com.au/qld/files/2020/07/TQ-Return-to-Play-Roadmap-010720-2.pdf

https://www.tennis.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Community-Tennis-Guidelines-Level-B.pdf

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

COVIDSafe

Tennis encourages all participants to download the COVIDSafe app to help speed up the process of identifying anyone who has been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. Learn more: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covidsafe-app

 

PLAYERS

You must stay at home if you:

  • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

  • Have been overseas or exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

  • Have flu-like symptoms

  • Or are in a high risk health category.

 

Attending tennis activities

  • Keep 1.5 metres away from other people while watching or attending outdoor tennis activities

  • Only people core to playing should attend tennis activities such as players, participants, coaches and operational personnel

  • Arrive and leave as close as possible to when you need to be there – get in, play, get out

  • Only one parent/guardian should accompany younger children where possible.

Social distancing

  • Touch racquets instead of the regular pre or post match handshakes

  • Keep 1.5 metres away from other people while watching or attending an outdoors tennis activity and avoid close contact by moving around indoors.

Personal behaviours

  • Wash/sterilise your hands before and after you play and avoid touching your face while playing

  • Not share water bottles or towels. Bring your own full bottle and towel

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or hand-sanitiser when available, before and after eating, after going to the toilet, sneezing and coughing

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes and dispose of any used tissue immediately

  • Avoid touching your face

  • Keep your distance from people who are obviously sick

  • Be aware of what surfaces you touch and if you touch the on court equipment such as net, net handle, hoses, and court bagger you must clean these before you leave.

 

WHAT WE ARE DOING

COMMITTEE

  • Completion of Covid-19 infections control course

  • Committee to complete COVID SAFE Work Training for Dining In 

  • Regular meetings to discuss risk management & updated requirements

  • Club self-assessment checklist completed

  • Communication checklist completed

  • State government Covid-safe plan checklist (outdoor sport)

  • Compliance Statement

  • Committee training

CLUB HOUSE

  • Clubhouse is open during supervised activities under supervision by trained & approved committee member. 

  • Number restrictions will apply to facility as will social distancing (restricted to 32 people at a time)

  • Full clean of facility to be completed by supervisor after every activity

  • Cleaning register/checklist implemented

  • Canteen will be open for drinks ONLY by trained & approved committee member (COVID SAFE Work Training for Dining In  https://tafeqld.edu.au/covid-safe)

  • Kitchen is open however no cutlery, cups or plates may be used unless disposable

  • Hand santiser stations are available at all entries & exits

  • Tables & Chairs to be spaced 1.5 meters apart

  • Water bubbler to remain closed

  • Showers remain closed

  • Only players, officials and essential staff should be allowed in changerooms and clubhouses. MUST of checked in/signed register before entering

  • Clubhouse hire’s will remain un-available

ORGANISING TENNIS ACTIVITIES

  • Fixtures, Social, Cardio Tennis, Inter club leagues and ANZ hotshots.  No more than 10 per court.  No more than one person per 4 square metres

  • Implement a 15-minute buffer between participants, to ensure equipment can be cleaned

  • Leave gates ajar during opening hours so players don’t need to touch handles to enter.

  • All organised play must be supervised by Committee member that has obtained covid-19 infections control course

  • For activities not manned by Committee member a Committee approved assigned co-ordinator that has obtained covid-19 infections control course may run program.

  • Play checklist/record implemented to be completed by supervisor (to be submitted to Covid-19 manager weekly)

    • Every player/ volunteer/ spectator  must provide information

    • Cleaning checklist etc.

  • Hand sanitising both before & after play

  • NO cash payments – eftpos only

COURT HIRE

  • Thorough online booking system including;

  • Reading & accepting TA return to play regulations (level B – before you play, attending tennis activities, social distancing, personal behaviours)

  • Recording ALL player contact information

  • Required to answer before you play questions

  • Maximum of 2-4 players per court

  • 15 mins buffer between hire

  • HIRE & COURT USAGE REQUIREMENTS & CLEANING PROCEDURES signs at pin pad, on outside of both gates and inside courts at cleaning station

  • Cleaning stations at both gates consisting of; antibacterial wipes in a hands free dispenser for surfaces, and hand sanitiser dispensers, push pedal bins for rubbish  

  • STOP health hygiene signs on outside of courts at both gates and on clubhouse  

  • Covid contact and risk manager allocated – Myleigh Taylor

COACHING

  • Completion of Covid-19 infection control training

  • Clubhouse is available for use of toilets during Tennis activities supervised by committee member

  • Hand sanitising both before & after play

  • Registration form must be completed with Covid-19 T&C’s at beginning of term with parent accepting requirements and non-verbal agreement of acceptance at every subsequent lesson.

  • Play checklist/record implemented to be completed by supervisor (to be submitted to Covid-19 manager monthly)

    • Every player must provide information

    • Cleaning checklist etc.

  • a 15-minute buffer between participants, to ensure equipment can be cleaned

  • Limit the number of 10 players per court

  • Payments to be made online – NO cash

  • Leave gates ajar during opening hours so players don’t need to touch handles to enter.

  • Live ball drills and game based play is recommended over basket based

  • Maintaining social distancing at all times including when giving feedback and while players are resting

  • Students will not be handle any coaching equipment

  • Reminding students to clean hands before and after coming off the court

  • Clean all tennis gear with alcohol-based disinfectant including rackets, nets, towels, coaching gear such as target cones

 

We thank you all for your patience during this time and hope to back up and running as normal soon.

Regard Beaudesert Tennis Committee

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