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

 

Updated 24th May 2020

On the 5th of May we were informed from Scott Osman from Scenic Rim Council that the Beaudesert & District Tennis Association were able to use the premises in line with the Tennis Queensland advise, as long as the COVID 19 restrictions, as authorised by the Chief Health Officer, are adhered to.


We are currently allowed to run on Stage 2, Level B play however please keep in mind we are a volunteer club which greatly changes our ability to provide play at these levels.

 

The Queensland government has implemented no more than maximum of 10 people per facility. 

Below are some scenarios that outline how your venue could accommodate up to 10 people onsite:

• 1 x coaching program with 9 participants and a coach on site or;

• 5 x singles matches (10 players) across any number of courts with no committee members, coaches or employees on site or;

• 2 x doubles matches (8 players), 1 x staff member and 1 x parent of a player spectating on site;

• 2 x singles matches (4 players) and 1 x coaching program with 5 participants and one coach with no other employees on site.

 

You can find documents below that state our requirements;

https://www.tennis.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Community-Tennis-Guidelines-Level-B.pdf

https://www.tennis.com.au/qld/files/2020/05/TQ-Return-to-Play-2-1.pdf

https://www.tennis.com.au/qld/files/2020/04/Club-Assessment-Checklist-2.pdf

https://www.scenicrim.qld.gov.au/news/article/348/scenic-rim-regional-council-covid-19-update

 

WHAT WE ARE IMPLEMENTING!!

After thorough examination of documents including advice from Tennis Queensland we have put forward a plan for the club. Please remember that as we are a volunteer club some activity is limited as we are NOT manned. 

COMMITTEE

  • Completion of Covid-19 infections control course

CLUB HOUSE

  • Closed

  • Cleaning register/checklist

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

  • Only 1 court hire at a time with only 2-4 players per hire

  • 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 (see attached)

  • 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 (see attached)

  • STOP health hygiene signs on outside of courts at both gates and on clubhouse (see attached)

  • NO evening court hire eg. No lights

  • Committee member to do weekly clean of court hire access if hire has been used. Court cleaning register has been created (see attached)

  • Covid contact and risk manager allocated

  • All committee members and cleaners have completed Covid-19 online course

  • Details of this will be emailed to ALL club members, put on clubhouse, social media etc.

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

BEFORE YOU PLAY

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

  • 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 Tennis holds a unique advantage as a sport which requires no direct contact between players.  You can also:

    • 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

To protect against infection, you should:

  • 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.

COACHING

On the18th May Nick resumed one on one coaching sessions and has implemented a number of requirements and strategies to implement risk (please see attached forms) including;

  • Completion of Covid-19 infection control training

  • Clubhouse is closed

  • Hand sanitising both before & after play

  • Precautionary questions to guardian prior to EACH lesson start & checklist

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

  • Limit the number of players per court to a maximum of 2 people

  • 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

  • Limit the use of coaching equipment such as target cones

  • Students will not be handle any coaching equipment - coach to pick up balls and feed drills

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

  • 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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