Following new restrictions for the Greater Brisbane area which came into effect last Saturday, August 22, the Queensland Government has today confirmed the restrictions will be extended to the Gold Coast region from 8am on Saturday, 29 August.
New restrictions in the Greater Brisbane and Gold Coast regions apply to household and public gatherings only in venues with no COVID Safe plans in place, and community sports operating under a COVID Safe Plan may continue as long as measures outlined in this plan are enforced.
For this reason, it is vital that all clubs, participants, parents and spectators follow the Queensland Government’s COVID Safe Plan for Field Sports and FQ’s Return to Play guidelines when in attendance at any football activity.
Queensland Government officials may be in attendance at sporting venues across the state over the weekend to ensure clubs and venues are complying with COVID Safe guidelines.
Below are some important reminders for the Queensland football community.
Attendance at Football Activity
You must not attend any football activity if you:
- Have been unwell or had any flu-like symptoms
- Have been in contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19
- Have had any respiratory symptoms
- Are at a high risk from a health perspective, including the elderly and those with pre-existing medical health conditions
In line with the contact tracing requirements outlined in the COVID Safe Plan for Field Sports, records of attendance must be kept for all visitors to a club or venue including participants, parents, spectators, club staff and volunteers.
Clubs must have attendance tracking measures in place, either using the QR code reporting resources provided by Football Queensland or by implementing another method of reporting.
All visitors to a club or venue must sign in and out on every visit, even if only visiting for a brief period of time.
All visitors to a club or venue must maintain social distancing (1.5m) at all times.