We are very excited to working towards return to play. With the commencement of Phase 2.1 recommencement for community sporting activity – click here for the roadmap. Also please click here for the Netball ACT Return to Play Roadmap


Like the first phase, there is a continuing focus on social participation, training and activities within small groups and with continuing emphasis on physical distancing, personal and respiratory hygiene.  Deliberate physical contact, sharing of equipment and use of communal facilities continues to be discouraged. 


Key notes:

  • 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.
  • Phase 2.1 resumption allows for indoor and outdoor activities to recommence in small groups of no more than 20 people, including coaching and support staff. Numbers are restricted to a maximum of 20 to ensure that the risk of transmission of COVID-19 is minimised, and to maximize the effectiveness of contact tracing of an incident or should there be another outbreak.
  • Small groups are required to be maintained at all times, with no intentional physical contact and that there is promotion of general hygiene and physical distancing, at all times.
  • A number of small groups (of up to 20 people) are allowed to train within an area, such as a football field or court, if they are clearly separated at all times and following the one person per 4 square metre rule.

 ANA’s Approach:

  • Put the safety and well-being of the Australian community as the number one priority in netball return to sport activities.
  • Prioritise the safety of our athletes, coaches, volunteers and the rest of the netball community.
  • Provide return to netball recommendations for clubs and coaches that they can adopt based on specific direction from the ACT Government Health in relation to COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Adhere to ACT Government Health COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Ensure that the resumption of sport and recreation activities should not compromise the health of individuals or the community.
  • Collaborate with Netball ACT and other ACT District Associations to compile and distribute netball-wide best practices.
  • Communicate changes effectively and set expectations with the Arawang netball community in the ACT (Australian Capital Territory).

Due to the rapidly changing situation, these guidelines will continue to be updated, as new information is made available. ANA will make every effort to update the ANA community on any new changes.


 For more information

  1. ACT Government Health COVID-19 Website Link
  2. ACT Government Return to social sport and recreation factsheet (13 May 2020) Link
  3. AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport (May 2020) Link
  4. Australian Government Health COVIDSafe app link
  5. Australian Government Health Good Hygiene For Coronavirus Link
  6. Australian Government Health Limits On Public Gatherings For COVID-19 Link
  7. Australian Government Health Social Distancing For Coronavirus Link
  8. Australian Government Health What You Need To Know About COVID-19 Link
  9. Netball Australia Community Guidelines;
  1. Community return to play guidelines.
  2. Return to play guidelines for players.
  3. Return to play guidelines for volunteers.
  4. Sanitising your netball guidelines.
  5. Netball specific hygiene guidelines.
  6. Risk assessment guidance template
  7. Return to play summary - training, competitions & venue