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COVID-19 Support

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COVID-19 Update - 14 April 2021

We refer you to the latest Emergency Management (Public Activities) (COVID-19) Direction 2021. The following is a summary of key points related to sport, recreation or fitness:

All sport, recreation and fitness activities can resume if density requirements are adhered to and QR codes are used.

It should also be noted that there is no limit on the number of people in a swimming pool as long as density requirements are adhered to.

Density Requirements 

  • The Density requirement has moved from 1 person per 2 sq metres to 3 people per 4 sq metres (equivalent to 75%).
  • People must use their best endeavours to implement physical distancing and remain 1.5m from people they do not know.

QR Codes – Covid Safe Check in

  • All activities with a COVID Safe Plan, including sport, fitness or recreation activities, must use an approved contact tracing system.
  • QR codes have been issued to those with a COVID Safe Plan.
  • QR codes must be displayed in the premises/business/venue.
  • Alternate paper record sheets must also be provided.
  • People entering a business/place/activity with a COVID Safe Check In QR Code must provide contact details on entry or as soon as reasonably practicable after entry, by scanning or manual entry.
  • Any business/place/activity collecting manual records of entry must ensure that the records are kept in a manner which reduces the risk of them being copied, photographed or used by another person (other than an authorised officer). This means copies must be kept safe and secure and away from the general public.
  • Any business/place/activity collecting manual records of entry must also ensure that details are not copied, photographed or used by a person other than an authorised officer.

Indoor play centres, amusement parks and arcades

  • Permitted to open.

Consumption of Food and Beverages

  • Food and beverages can be consumed standing or seated indoors and outdoors.
  • 3 persons per 4 sq m (75% capacity).
  • Food can be consumed at the bar where there is no food preparation.
  • Communal food and beverage stations are not permitted.

COVID Marshals

  • A COVID Marshal is required for operations at:   
    • Gymnasiums and fitness centres.
    • Swimming pools used by the public.
    • Sporting clubs.
  • COVID Marshals must be 16 years or older.

COVID Management Plans

  • COVID Management Plans are required for defined public activities where it is expected that more than 1000 people will be participating in the activity.

Should you have any queries about the directions that have been released, please refer to the Public Activities Common Questions page.

We continue to encourage you to monitor the latest SA Health advice through the following channels:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sahealth

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/sahealth_/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/SAHealth

Website – https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/

Create a COVID-Safe Plan / COVID-Management Plan

All clubs/organisations are to fill in a COVID-Safe Plan before commencing activities.

How to create a COVID-Safe Plan

Fill out the form on covid-19.sa.gov.au to create your COVID-Safe Plan. Your completed form is your Plan. This Plan will outline how your staff, volunteers and patrons can be kept safe from COVID-19.

Am I required to create a COVID-Safe Plan?

If your business was previously directed to close, then you must complete a Plan before you reopen.

If you have not completed a Plan, do not have this available at your premises, or do not comply with current Directions, you can be fined up to $5,000.

Completing and implementing your Plan is the best way to ensure your business is compliant and COVID-safe for your staff, volunteers and patrons.

While any other businesses are not required to complete a COVID-Safe Plan, they are encouraged to do so to help keep South Australia safe.

Take the following steps to get started

  1. Refer to official COVID-19 advice and directions to help you complete this plan. Carefully review this website and www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au.
  2. Head to the 'Create a COVID-Safe Plan' page and fill out the Plan. If your business has several premises, each venue will need a separate Plan.
  3. Discuss and share relevant details of your plan with staff, volunteers, contractors and suppliers so that everyone is aware of what they need to do and what they can expect.
  4. Implement the steps you have agreed to as best you can. Remember: the requirements on the form are obligations – you may face a fine if you do not comply with these.
  5. Review your plan regularly and make changes as and when required. COVID-19 is a fast-changing situation, and the South Australian Government responds to this via a step-by-step approach to easing certain restrictions.
  6. Print and make this plan available at your premises.

More information

Guidance on completing your COVID-Safe Plan - FAQ (PDF, 112.3 KB)

Guidance on completing your COVID-Safe Plan - FAQ (DOCX, 41.3 KB)

COVID-Management Plans

A COVID-Management Plan, approved by SA Health, will be required for:

  • a defined public activity where more than 1000 people are reasonably expected to be present at or participating in the activity
  • the onsite purchase and consumption of food or beverages at a place where the total number of persons present at the place for the purpose of the purchase and consumption of food or beverages is reasonably expected to exceed 1000 people
  • the operation of a nightclub
  • the operation of relevant licensed premises

In some cases, your events/business/activity may require both a COVID Management Plan and a COVID-Safe Plan for each vendor.

Create a COVID-Management Plan

SA COVID-19 Information line1800 253 787 offers local information and advice on general COVID-19 information for South Australians. Operates from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm every day.

Your industry association may also be able to assist.

For technical help, contact forms@sa.gov.au

Webinars

PLANNING IN A CRISIS - A CHECKLIST TO CONSIDER WHEN SPORT RESUMES

Getting your club up and running again is far more challenging than closing. This webinar identifies some of those challenges and what you might need to do.

Presented by Tim White from OMG Consulting.

Presentation Resources

CASHFLOW IN A CRISIS CALCULATOR

DETAILED CHECKLIST FOR MEDIUM/LARGE SPORTING ORGANISATIONS

SIMPLIFIED CHECKLIST FOR SMALL SPORTING ORGANISATIONS

RETURN TO PLAY CHECKLIST

WEBINAR SLIDES


CASH FLOW IN A CRISIS

For local, community sport and recreation clubs: ‘Cash Flow in a Crisis - Finances, revenue ideas and how to estimate financial change’

Presented by Tim White from OMG Consulting. Thank you to the City of Onkaparinga for this presentation.

Presentation Resources

CASH FLOW IN A CRISIS CALCULATOR

CLUB FINANCES CHECKLIST

WEBINAR SLIDES


INNOVATIVE LATERAL THINKING

Hosted by the Hon Corey Wingard MP, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing and ORSR Chief Executive, Kylie Taylor.

The volunteer platforms mentioned by Felicity were communiteer and Vollie.

Participants may also find information in the following whitepapers useful at this time, as they provide the key questions leaders need to be considering around strategy and business models in the COVID-19 context:

http://info.sparkstrategy.com.au/timesofcrisis

http://info.sparkstrategy.com.au/sustainability

Sam and Felicity are also happy for people to contact them via email:

Felicity Green | Associate Director, Spark Strategy

felicity@sparkstrategy.com.au

Dr Sam Elliott Senior lecturer in Sport, Health and Physical Activity, Flinders University

sam.elliott@flinders.edu.au


CASH FLOW STRATEGIES FOR THE RECREATIONS, SPORT AND RACING INDUSTRY

BDO Head of Strategic Innovation, Tanya Titman, talks through the 5 critical steps for managing cash flow, to help industry businesses and organisations come out the other side of this unprecedented crisis stronger and leaner.

Download a copy of the presentation slides here.

During the session, Tanya referenced a webinar about the JobKeeper payments. This can be viewed here.

Eythan also hosted a webinar on JobKeeper payments and Employment Law with DMAW Lawyers, which can be viewed here.

Questions

If you have any questions regarding the content of the webinar, please get in touch with either Tanya Titman or Eythan Barraclough.

Email ORSR COVID-19 Support