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Covid 19 Policy

JUDO-1 WOLLONGONG will also comply with the Australian government’s Roadmap to a COVIDSafe Australia, which places limits on the type of activity that can be conducted and the number of people who can gather at facilities, notwithstanding the activities permitted by the AIS Framework (see below).

AIS ActivitiesLevel A: Training in no more than pairs. Physical distancing required.Level B: Indoor/outdoor activity. Training in small groups up to 10. Physical distancing required.Level C: Full sporting activity (training and competition) allowed. No restriction on numbers. Contact allowed.
Roadmap ActivitiesN/AStep 1: No indoor activity. Outdoor sport (up to 10 people) consistent with AIS Framework.Step 2: Indoor/outdoor sport up to 20 people. Physical distancing (density 4m2).Step 3: Venues allowed to operate with up to 100 people with physical distancing. Community sport expansion to be considered consistent with AIS Framework.Further steps TBC

When public health officials determine that the outbreak has ended in the local community JUDO-1 WOLLONGONG will consult with relevant authorities to identify criteria for scaling back its COVID-19 prevention actions. JUDO-1 WOLLONGONG will also consider which protocols can remain to optimise good public and participant health.

At this time the Committee of JUDO-1 WOLLONGONG will consult with key stakeholders to review the delivery of its return to sports arrangements and use feedback to improve organisational plans and systems.

Appendix: Outline of Return to Sport Arrangements

Note –provided in this Appendix relate to Club operations. Adjustments may be made for the return to sport arrangements of Associations

Part 1 – Sport Operations

AreaPlan Requirements (for activities under AIS Framework Level B)

Plan Requirements (for activities under AIS Framework Level C)
1 ApprovalsThe club must obtain the following approvals to allow a return to training at Level B: State/Territory Government approval of the resumption of community sport.Relaxation of public gathering restrictions to enable training to occur.Local government/venue owner approval to training at venue, if required.National/state sporting body/local association approval of return to training for community sport.Club committee has approved return to training for club.Insurance arrangements confirmed to cover training JFA / AKJA.The club must obtain the following approvals to allow a return to training/competition at Level C: Relaxation of public gathering restrictions to enable training to occur.Local government/venue owner approval to training/competition at venue, if required.National/state sporting body/local association approval to return to training/competition for community sport.Club committee has approved return to competition for club.Insurance arrangements confirmed to cover competition.
2 Training ProcessesOn arrival all who wish to enter the training facility MUST remove the foot wear worn on arrival these are to be left outside the training facility and a clean new slip on pair to be worn in and around the inside of the training facility this includes to and from the toilets. This applies to all including students, family members and visitors. Club to emphasise AIS Framework principle of “Get in, train, get out” – arrive ready to train.Length and scheduling of training sessions to reduce overlap.45minClearly outline nature of training permitted (e.g. small groups to train and for team meetings, equipment/skill drills able to be used, certain sport activities not permitted during Level B training, no contact including high fives / hand shaking, no socialising or group meals).Defined training areas for each training group, maintaining base density requirement of 4 square metres per person and physical distancing (>1.5 metres).Sanitising requirements, including use of sanitising stations.Sanitising after each round. Student to use own at the edge of the mat areaTreatment of shared equipment (e.g. sanitise equipment before, during, after sessions) and use of such equipment to be limited.No sharing of personal equipment.Personal hygiene encouraged (e.g. wash hands prior to training, no spitting or coughing).Guidance for travel arrangements (e.g. physical distancing on public transport, limit car pool/taxi/Uber use).May use and train with Australian standard medially approved material face mask Must try to sneeze / cough into your wipes that can be disposed of Training attendance register kept.AIS Framework principles – full sporting activity that can be conducted in groups of any size (subject to COVIDSafe Roadmap) including full contact.For larger team sports, consider maintaining some small group separation at training.Limit unnecessary social gatherings.Clearly outline nature of training permitted. Access to treatment from support staff.Sanitising requirements continue from Level B.Treatment of shared equipment continues from Level B.Personal hygiene encouraged (e.g. wash hands prior to training, no spitting or coughing).May use and train with Australian standard medially approved material face mask.Must try to sneeze / cough into your wipes that can be disposed of Coughing into arm is not acceptable for judo as player require to grip you. Training/playing attendance register kept
3 Personal healthGraded return to sport to avoid injury.Advice to players, coaches, volunteers to not attend if unwell (including any signs/symptoms of cold, flu, COVID-19 or other illness).Washing of hands prior to, during and after training and use of hand sanitiser where available. Members should have their own person sanitiser in their bag next to the mat area.Avoid physical greetings (i.e. hand shaking, high fives etc.).Avoid coughing, clearing nose on the mat area, NO spitting etc. Student should carry wipes / tissues that can be disposed of.Launder own training uniform and wash personal equipment at the end of each session.Requirements continue from Level B.  
4 HygieneAny safe hygiene protocols distributed by national/state sporting body or local association that will be adopted by club.Guidelines for sanitisation and cleaning, including requirements for sanitisation stations.Hygiene and cleaning measures to continue from Level B.
5 CommunicationsHow club will brief players, coaches and volunteers on return to training protocols including hygiene protocols (e.g. letter, email, text/WhatsApp message, Facebook post) and reinforcement of hand washing and general hygiene etiquette.Endorsement of government COVIDSafe app and encouragement to players, coaches, members, volunteers and families to download and use app.How Club will promote good personal hygiene practices in and around training sessions and in Club facilities (e.g. posters in bathrooms). How individuals can access mental health and well being counseling services].How Club will brief players, coaches, members, volunteers and families on Level C protocols including hygiene protocols (e.g. letter, email, text/WhatsApp message, Facebook post) and reinforcement of hand washing and general hygiene etiquette.Continued endorsement of government COVIDSafe app and encouragement to players, coaches, members, volunteers and families to download and use app.How individuals can access mental health and well being counseling services].

Part 2 – Facility Operations

AreaPlan Requirements (for activities under AIS Framework Level B)

Plan Requirements (for activities under AIS Framework Level C)

1 ApprovalsThe club must obtain the following approvals to allow use of club facilities at Level B: State/Territory Government approval of the resumption of facility operations.Local government/venue owner approval to use of facility, if required.Club committee has approved plan for use of club facilities.  Insurance arrangements confirmed to cover facility usage.The club must obtain the following approvals to allow use of club facilities at Level C: State/Territory Government approval of the resumption of facility operations.Local government has given approval to use of facility, if required.Club committee has approved plan for use of club facilities.  Insurance arrangements confirmed to cover facility usage.
2 FacilitiesParts of facilities that are available during Level B restrictions; limit to toilets and medical facilities and minimise use of communal facilities.Hygiene and cleaning protocols.Provision of appropriate health and safety equipment, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and personal hygiene cleaning solutions].Return to full use of Club facilities.Hygiene and cleaning protocols measures as per Level B.Provision of appropriate health and safety equipment, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and personal hygiene cleaning solutions as per Level B].
3 Facility accessDetails of any health screening measures (e.g. temperature checks etc.) prior to entry to any facilities and any privacy measures club will take to protect sensitive health information.Restrictions on facility access to limit anyone who has:COVID-19 or has been in direct contact with a known case of COVID-19 in the previous 14 days.Flu-like symptoms or who is a high health risk (e.g. due to age or pre-existing health conditions).Travelled internationally in the previous 14 days.On arrival all who wish to enter the training facility MUST remove the foot wear worn on arrival these are to be left outside the training facility and a clean new slip on pair to be worn in and around the inside of the training facility this includes to and from the toilets. This applies to all including students, family members and visitors. Who may attend the club facilities: only essential participants should attend to minimise numbers; not more than one parent/carer to attend with children;gathering numbers should not exceed government allowances (COVIDSafe Roadmap maximum gatherings: Step 1 (10 people), Step 2 (20 people), Step 3 (100 people))Any spectators should observe physical distancing requirements (>1.5 metres).Detailed attendance registers to be kept].Continue Level B protocols as appropriate.Who may attend the club facilities: gathering numbers should not exceed government allowances (COVIDSafe Roadmap maximum gatherings: Step 1 (10 people), Step 2 (20 people), Step 3 (100 people)).Any spectators should observe physical distancing requirements (>1.5 metres) and density requirements (one person per 4 square metres).Managed access including separate entry/exit points, managed traffic flows, stagger arrival/departure times.Non-essential personnel to be discouraged from entering change rooms.Physical distancing protocols including use of zones in clubrooms, change rooms, bar/canteen including by use of physical zone indicators.Bar/canteen operations to include food and cash handling protocols, hygiene and cleaning measures and established zones.General advice on physical distancing in club facilities including discouraging face to face meetings where possible, restricting site visitors, deferring or splitting up large meetings.Detailed attendance registers to be kept].
4 HygieneAny safe hygiene protocols distributed by national/state sporting body or local association that will be adopted by club including:Availability of hand sanitiser at entry/exit points to venue and elsewhere.Protocols for sanitising stations, sanitising shared equipment, uniforms.Cleaning standards – increase regular cleans and frequent wiping of high touch surfaces.Displaying posters outlining relevant personal hygiene guidance.Avoiding shared use of equipment.Provide suitable rubbish bins with regular waste disposal.Guidelines for sanitisation and cleaning of Club facilities].Continue hygiene and cleaning measures as per Level B].
5 Management of unwell participantsIsolation/medical requirements for all players, members, volunteers and their families at the onset of any symptoms including club facilities that can be used to manage symptomatic participants.Measures as per Level B].
6 Club responsibilitiesThe club will oversee: Provision and conduct of hygiene protocols as per the Plan. The capture of a record of attendance at all training and club activities and maintaining an up-to-date log of attendance.Coordination of Level B field and training operations.Operation of the club’s facilities in support of all Level B training activities in accordance with this Plan.As per Level B.