Training Guidelines for Clubs and Schools:


Before training can commence EACH individual sporting organization (including peak body, individual club, and school team), activity provider and venue must develop a Return to Play in a COVID-safe Environment Plan to help guide your return. This plan should remain flexible and acknowledge the broader principles relevant to each phase of eased restriction, while also providing a level of operational detail relevant to your sport, the organisation/club and the facilities used. The plan should be designed to provide consistency of activity delivery, ensure that physical distancing and hygiene principles are clear and can be easily understood, and that the health of participants, staff, coaches, volunteers and spectators is protected.


Your plan must be clearly communicated to all stakeholders, with specific requirements communicated or promoted as required.


Your plan does not need to and will not be approved by the ACT Government, but all sporting organisations must be able to produce a copy of the completed framework for compliance purposes if asked.


Safety Management Plans should be informed by:

  1. ACT Government Public Health Directions;
  2. National Principles for the resumption of sport and recreation activity;
  3. AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment
  4. Sport-specific advice from National and/or State Sporting Organisations (peak bodies); and

Any specific requirements from venue owners or managers.


Netball Australia has developed guidelines to provide minimum standards for how netball activity should resume in a cautious and methodical manner.


These guidelines are based on the best available evidence and advice to optimise participant and community safety and should be used in conjunction with the directives and guidelines of the federal government and those of the relevant state or territory.


The priority must always be preservation of public health and minimisation of the risk of community transmission. All community netball participants (this includes players, parents/guardians, coaches, officials, volunteers, administrators, spectators, and netball organisations) must play a role in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19.


Key Principles include;

  1. Education of all participants on covid-19 risk mitigation strategies
  2. Assessment and preparation of the netball environment
  3. Assessment of participants prior to resuming training and competition
  4.  Education of all participants on covid-19 risk mitigation strategies
    1. Apply a ‘get in, train/play and get out’ philosophy