- Players, visitors and officials should minimise physical contact as much as is practicable, for example no shaking hands, no walking out with player mascots, no pre- or post-match celebrations and no celebrating between players during the match.
- When spectating or attending a game or training session, ensure a distance of 1.5 metres is kept between yourself and others;
- Access to change rooms should be restricted solely to players, officials and essential staff;
- If spectating, try to maintain 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
- It is recommended that sporting teams, including school sporting teams, maintain local competitions only, with no inter-district, or inter-club travel. As with all gatherings, basic protective measures should be observed, such as regular hand hygiene practices before, during and after the match, do not share drink bottles, and avoid touching your face.
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- An official match or training sessions
- Traveling to and from an official club activity
- Participation in an official club function
- Tours or representative matches
It is important to note that the season has been postponed NOT cancelled.
Will the season be extended due to the delayed start?
This will be a decision for each individual club, Association and competition body and will depend on individual circumstances. It may be beneficial for Clubs and Associations to start investigating what options are available for your particular circumstance eg: Longer season, midweek fixtures, two games per weekend.
The advice of Hockey Qld has been the result of considerable consultation with relevant expert bodies and places the health and wellbeing of our hockey community and the broader public as the number one priority.
How can we minimise the potential spread COVID-19 in our Club / Association?
Practising good hygiene and keeping your distance from others when you are sick is the best defence against most viruses. You should:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet.
- Cover your cough and sneeze, dispose of tissues, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
- If unwell, avoid contact with others (stay more than 1.5 metres from people).
- Exercise personal responsibility for social distancing measures
- If you are in the high-risk category or showing signs of illness, follow medical advice and do not participate.
- People with compromised immune systems
- Elderly people
- People with diagnosed chronic medical conditions
- People in group residential settings
- Those who have recently travelled overseas
- Those who have been in contact with someone who is known to have the COVID-19 virus
If you become unwell and think you may have symptoms of coronavirus COVID-19, seek medical attention as per the advice of Queensland Health.
Hockey Qld will continue to provide updates as government advice and circumstances change. These updates will be communicated on our website, social media pages and via email.
- World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
- Qld Department of Health Website: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts
- National Coronavirus Health Information Hotline: 1800 020 080
- Australian Government Department of Health: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novelcoronavirus2019-ncov-health-alert
- Australian Institute of Sport: https://ais.gov.au/health-wellbeing/covid-19
- QLD Health FAQs & Myth Busters: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/find-the-facts/faqs-and-myth-busters
- Play By The Rules: http://playbytherules.net.au/resources/articles/covid19