Friday, 4th February 2022

Dear Players, Coaches, Volunteers and Parents,

RE: Broadview Football Club response to the COVID-19 pandemic in relation to training for 2022.

In preparation for pre-season training and regular training for 2022, the Broadview FC want to ensure all players, coaches, volunteers, and parents are aware of some important points in relation to the ongoing risks presented by COVID.

• As the Omicron variant is now prevalent within our society, odds would suggest that at some point, our senior and junior football programs will be affected by someone contracting COVID or being a close contact of someone who has COVID – especially the Omicron variant.
• If you contract COVID, you will be required to isolate away from the group for 10 days after your positive COVID-19 PCR / RAT test – SA Health guidelines.
• If you are deemed as a close contact of someone with COVID (living with/intimate with or more than 15 mins without a mask indoors with someone who has tested positive), you are required to have a COVID-19 test immediately (RAT or PCR), have a further test on day 6 (RAT or PCR) and you’ll be required to quarantine away from the group for 7 days. The day of exposure is counted as day 0.

We are now entering the pre-season phase of training where we need to do what we can to minimise the number of people who contract COVID, or who are deemed close contacts, at any one point in time.

The information provided in this letter has been sourced from the Adelaide Footy League, SANFL, SA Government and SA Health.

The club has an expectation that all players, coaches, and volunteers will do everything within their power to minimise the risk of contracting COVID, and minimise the people they come into contact with, in order to reduce the risk of being a close contact. On that basis, please consider the following:

While not at the Club or training

• All players, coaches and volunteers to live by current SA Government guidelines.

On arrival for training

• All Players, coaches and volunteers are to scan the QR code which will be provided at all training sessions using the mySA GOV app. Team managers are asked to record players who do not have a phone.
• Players are expected to arrive at training dressed and ready to train and to leave immediately after training. If players must use the changerooms they are to do so quickly and vacate the changerooms as soon as they have changed. No more than 10 people in the changerooms at a time. Players are required not to spend excessive time in the changerooms.

Masks & Social Distancing

• Maintain 1.5m distance always, other than while participating in training drills.
• SA Health have now implemented a 1 person per 4m2 protocol while indoors.
• Sports trainers are to wear masks whilst at training.

Training

• All outdoor main training sessions are full contact with no restriction on numbers.
• Still to be no tight huddles at training.
• No sharing water bottles/towels.
• Keep tackling drills or close physical contact drills to a minimum and no more than 15 minutes.
• Hand sanitisers to be made available at all training sessions.
• Footballs and any other equipment used to be wiped prior to and after use.

Current Vaccination Requirement for Trainings

At this stage, the club has not mandated players and volunteers to be double vaccinated. We are confident and comfortable with the level of hygiene and COVID-safe practises we have implemented and continue to practise amongst our coaching staff and teams.
Should you wish to discuss any of these matters, please feel free to contact your relevant football director:

 

Senior Football Director
Paul Beneke
0416 732 115

Junior Football Director
Tim Griffiths
0459 504 331

President
Shane Hodby
0418 212 269

Junior President
Shannon Lens
0423 328 697

 

Yours sincerely,
Shane Hodby
President