COVID-19 Game Day Protocols

COVID-19 Game Day Protocols

(Update 12th August 2020)

The following COVID protocols are mandated by the NSW Suburban Rugby Union, the Australian institute of sport, The Inner West Council, NSW Health and the NSW Office of Sport.

COVID - 19 Game Day Protocols

The following protocols are in effect from 1st July, 2020.

Additional changes to protocol made on the 16th July as specified here and here

 

A copy of our COVID-19 Safety Plan can be found here

 

A copy of our internal COVID-19 Processes can be found here

 

 

Where You Can Go

 

  • Only Players, Coaches Officials and  Essential Volunteers for the Current and Next game are allowed on the field
  • Only Players, Coaches Officials and  Essential Volunteers for the Current and Next game are allowed in the off field player enclosure
  • To visit the canteen you will be asked to sign in, make your purchase then move on please

 

General Guidelines

 

    • If you are unwell DO NOT come to the ground.
    • Download and install the COVID-19 tracking app.
    • No entry for anyone who has visited Victoria in the past 14 days
    • No entry for anyone who has visited the Reported Case Locations
    • If your temperature is 37.6 degrees C or above you must go home
    • No entry to the oval for anyone other than
      • Game Officials
      • Required Game Volunteers
      • Players, Reserves and Coaches for the Current Game
      • Players, Reserves and Coaches for the Next Game
    • Maintain good hygiene practices (hand sanitiser is available)
    • Keep social distancing (1.5m apart). Stand on the marks provided
    • No entry to enclosed spaces for non-participants. Only players, coaches, volunteers and essential personnel allowed.
    • If you get COVID-19 or begin to have COVID-19 symptoms contact Kent Prusas (0141 085 191) so NSW Health can trace any possible infections.
    • Do not mingle outside the ground when you leave.

 

Spectators

            • Currently spectators are discouraged from attending matches.
            • Please follow the general guidelines
            • For those not involved in the current or next match please leave the oval
            • Please give your name and phone number at the gate or when when asked. You will then be stamped.

 

 

Volunteer and Staff Guidelines

This is for

                • Canteen workers
                • Club Officals
                • Managers
                • Coaches
                • Anyone else helping out at the ground
            • Please read the Volunteers and Staff section and the Canteen section of the Club COVID Protocols.
            • Please follow the general guidelines
            • Wash your Hands Regularly
            • All Volunteers must register on Fusesport. Details here
            • Use gloves when preparing food and handling cash. Discard when finished
            • Clean Surfaces and utensils regularly. Fill in the Log.
            • You are encourages to complete the COVID-19 Food Awareness Training Course.
            • Condiments and Serviettes are not freely available. They are to be provided to customers on request.
            • Contactless payment is preferred

Player Protocols

 

Get in. Play. Get Out

 

  • All players must be registered on Fusesport (whether they are taking the field or not)

 

  • Only players for the current and next game are allowed inside the fence

 

  • Only once you being warming up for the next game are you allowed inside the fence

 

  • Players are strongly encouraged to shower at home.

 

  • Players are to attend for essential times only then they should go home (or to the pub)
    • Ground setup
    • Warm-up
    • Game
    • Backup Game
    • Post Game essential activities.
    • Ground Clean-up

 

  • Once you have finished game day activities you are encouraged to leave the ground

 

  • The council has provided hand sanitiser in the changing rooms, please use it.

 

  • Players must supply their own water bottles. Have them clearly marked.

 

  • Filling Water bottles

 

    • There is a tap in the changing room for this
    • Hand santize before and after
    • Wipe the tap and nozzle with a disinfectant wipe when finished

 

  • Do not put on a used playing jumper

 

  • Collect all used tape after the game and put it in the bin.

 

  • Use Hand sanitizer when you arrive and when you are finished playing

 

  • If anyone living in your house gets tested for COVID-19, they must self-isolate until their test results are returned. You may still leave your house as long as you have not been tested. See here for more information

Team Protocols

  • No post/pre-match talks in the changing rooms as that exceeds maximum occupancy

 

  • A cleaning pack is provided for each team

 

  • Disinfect your equipment once you have finished warming up with it

 

  • Ensure Players use hand sanitizer first thing

 

  • Ensure Players use hand sanitizer once they have finished

 

  • Ensure enough jumpers are available for players

 

  • Do not put a player in a used jumper

 

  • Collect all used jumpers immediately after the match.

 

  • Ensure players put their used tape in the bin

Changing Room Protocols

  • 10 people maximum in the changing rooms

 

  • Showers
    • Cleaned by the occupant after each use.
    • A cloth and disinfectant to be available for each shower stall

     

  • Surfaces and high contact areas to be cleaned every hour or after every game. This includes Showers, basins, door handles, toilet surfaces (e.g. flush button, seat), switches, taps)

 

  • Surfaces to be cleaned at the end of the day.

 

  • Water bottles can be filled from the centre tap in the changing rooms

 

  • Water bottle tap cleaned after use

 

  • The council has provided hand sanitiser in the changing rooms

COVID-19 Training Protocols – Full Contact

(Update 3rd July 2020)

 
The following COVID Level C protocols are mandated by the NSW Suburban Rugby Union, the Australian institute of sport, The Inner West Council and the NSW Office of Sport.

COVID - 19 Training Protocols

The following protocols are in effect from 1st July, 2020 as part of the Level C COVID-19 Restrictions

 

    • If you are unwell DO NOT come to training.
    • Download and install the COVID-19 tracking app.
    • There are no restrictions on group size, contact, equipment or mingling between groups
    • Bring your own water bottle, with water already in it
    • If you use the showers you will have to clean them afterwards
    • Sanitize your hands when you arrive. Hand Sanitizer is provided.
    • Sanitize your hands as you leave.
    • You can go to the pub afterwards (Support our sponsor, The Lady Hampshire)
    • Let Steve Nicholls know you are coming via the Facebook group Shammies 2020
    • If you cannot make training please contact your coach or send a message via via the Facebook group Shammies 2020
    • If you get COVID-19 or begin to have COVID-19 symptoms contact Kent Prusas (0141 085 191) so NSW Health can trace any possible infections.

All equipment will be cleaned before and after training. Your trainer may ask you to help with this.
 
 

Enjoy your training everyone. Rugby is back!

Continuing to following the protocol is the best way forward.

Not following the protocol …. well, just bloody follow it.

 

Cheers

Nacho

COVID-19 Level B Training Protocols

COVID-19 Level B Training Protocols

(Update 12th June 2020)

The following COVID Level B protocols are mandated by the NSW Suburban Rugby Union, the Australian institute of sport, The Inner West Council and the NSW Office of Sport.

COVID - 19 Training Protocols

The following protocols are in effect from 15th May, 2020 as part of the Level B COVID-19 Restrictions

 

    • If you are unwell DO NOT come to training.
    • Download and install the COVID-19 tracking app.
    • Training is restricted to groups of 20 including the coach/trainer.
    • Do not mingle with other groups.
    • Do not touch gear from the other groups.
    • Bring your own water bottle, with water already in it (There are no facilities to fill water bottles).
    • Turn up in your training gear, if you can.
    • Do not get changed in the changing rooms.
    • Leave your bag in your car, if you can. Otherwise leave your bag 2m away from other people’s bags
    • Sanitize your hands when you arrive. Hand Sanitizer is provided.
    • Sanitize your hands as you leave.
    • Go home and shower immediately after training (no showering at the ground)
    • DO NOT stay behind after training.
    • If you are not on a training roster or in a group please contact Steve Nicholls. (It’s best for you to join Facebook group Shammies 2020)
    • If you cannot make training please contact Steve Nicholls.
    • If you get COVID-19 or begin to have COVID-19 symptoms contact Kent Prusas (0141 085 191) so NSW Health can trace any possible infections.

All equipment will be cleaned before and after training. Your trainer may ask you to help with this.

Enjoy your training everyone. Rugby will be back soon.

Following the protocol is the best way forward.

Not following the protocol …. well, just bloody follow it.

 

Cheers

Nacho

Corona Virus Information April 2020

Corona Virus Information April 2020

Coronavirus Information (April 2020)

 

Updated 7th Apr 2020 9:08am (by Kent Prusas)

 

All Community Rugby activities are postponed until the 1st June

As prescribed by Rugby AU.

 

No Training

 

No Trials

 

No Games

 

Please Note: Given the uncertainty surrounding the length of time government restrictions will be in place to combat the spread of COVID-19, Rugby Australia and NSW Rugby are not in a position to provide a specific return date. They will continue to review this position as further updates from government and health authorities are received.

The current Australian Government position is that all people who enter Australia from any overseas country or have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 must self-isolate.

Restrictions on public gathering information can be found here.

For example: You cannot play a game of touch rugby with your mates.

New and Interested Players

All interested new players please email contactus@petershamrugby.com and follow the instructions here

 

Do you have any symptoms?

If you have a suspected case please advise your local Public Health Authority and follow their instructions.

Secondly, if you are a suspected case or return a positive result to COVID-19 and you have engaged in Rugby related activities over the last 14 days you should also advise:

Club Secretary (Kent Prusas, secretary@petershamrugby.com, 0414 085 191)

or Club President (Richard Harvey president@petershamrugby.com).

 

What to do Now

Brush up on the Laws of Rugby here

Rugby Training Videos here

Keep your fitness up individually

Go for a run

Do any recovery exercises, if injured.

Be careful to obey all social distancing and hygiene guidelines

You will be contacted via the Shammies 2020 group when training starts again.

 

Coaches

Game Management Guidelines video, PDFs and PowerPoints

Also Smart rugby accreditation here

Other coaching resources can be found here

 

Rugby Recovery

The Subbies Union are working on a ‘Return to Play’ checklist for clubs, coaches and players

 

Full Rugby AU Community and Club Rugby Statement

Please read the full Rugby statement linked here: Information regarding Coronavirus for Community and Club Rugby

 

Petersham Rugby wishes you all good health during this current situation.

Please stay in contact with your friends and family via social media and the phone.

Please look out for those at risk and those less able to cope.

Rugby is community even when we can’t actually be together.

Where Ever You May Be

 

Play For Lives – Help the Community

Play For Lives – Help the Community

Petersham Rugby has signed up to the #PlayForLives initiative and we are calling for our members to volunteer for selected Charities in our local community during Covid-19.
Spearheaded by former Socceroo Craig Foster, #PlayForLives is a rapidly growing campaign to get our athletes off the bench and into the thousands of essential volunteer positions left vacant in the wake of the coronavirus.
The Shammies have signed up to support two local charities at this stage with more to be added over the coming days. The charities we are supporting so far Food Pantry in Addison Road, Marrickville and Meals on Wheels, Surrey Hills.
It is easy to volunteer (see instructions below on how to sign up) and you can book in times and days of the week that is convenient to you. For example: in the featured photo is JK down at Food Pantry in Addison Road on a 2-4pm Tuesday shift.
See the following section to see how to sign up to #PlayForLives and use this sporting break as an opportunity to give back to our community.

 

How To Help

 

Sign up instructions to be a volunteer

  1. First visit becollective.com
  2. Click Sign Up
  3. Enter the 6 digit code sent to your email
  4. Select any Causes you are interested or none for now.
  5. Finish the introduction
  6. Click on Find a group on the left hand menu
  7. Search Petersham Rugby Club
  8. Click Join Our Group
  9. Find a session to volunteer for from Petersham Rugby Club Group Page.

A huge thank-you to John Kilkenny from Petersham Juniors for championing this initiative and to Michelle Burns for pioneering the volunteering for the club.

 

and the comic strip again. cos Nacho is very proud of his effort…