Port Noarlunga Netball Club - Home of the
PO Box 356, Willunga, 5172
President – Ashleigh Wolferstan – 0402
422 877 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary – Sasha Mahy - PNNCsecretary@outlook.com
18th March 2020
Attn: All Parents and Members
PORT NOARLUNGA NETBALL CLUB POSITION ON COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)
Noarlunga Netball Club wish to provide our members the most current
and up-to-date information pertaining to the CV-19 outbreak/pandemic, based on
information provided to us by reputable health services & medical
professionals, restrictions and strategies placed by our current government and
any further direction provided by our governing body Netball SA.
This time is a very stressful and
chaotic time for our community, with the uncertainty of how best to continue.
However, we want to assure our members that your health and wellbeing is at the
top of our priority list in managing our club operations moving forward. We
also understand that new information is coming to light every day and at times
every hour, with this ever changing data provided and the trends and behaviours
of the virus being researched and analysed, the world is starting to produce
strategies and measures to keep people as safe as possible. However, it is
inevitable that the virus will spread, but what we are trying to do is slow the
Today, as of 11.30am, after the PM
recent address to the nation. Our committee have been collaborating and deciding
what is our best course of action for our club at this time of the pandemic
break. We have made the decision to continue our current operations and keep
our doors open. We have put strategies in place to assist in our hygiene
practices and restrictions put in place by the government.
BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR PORT NOARLUNGA NETBALL CLUB
The following Restrictions have been
placed on our nation and we must follow these to the best of our ability.
- Ban on 100 people or more with indoor areas
- Ban on 500 people or more in outdoor areas
- Social Distancing (to best of our ability)
- If you are feeling unwell, to not attend until
you are well again.
PNNC have reviewed today’s fact sheet
(attached for you) and information provided, the trends for children is
different to trends for elderly. Therefore, the club will be implementing the
following strategies within our club operations to maintain our services to the
RESTRICTIONS ON ELDERLY
o Any elderly members (70years +),
grandparents, supporters from attending our courts whilst the club is
training/playing until further notice.
o (One)1 or Max two (2) Spectators per
player in attendance – Includes Parents, Aunts, Uncles, Brothers, Sisters,
Cousins, Friends – For training we accept and encourage a drop and go scenario,
long as the coaches are informed you are doing so.
To ensure we keep our junior players safe and accounted for at all times.
o Alternatively, we ask that parents stay
out of our court playing areas at all times and prefer you stay in your cars
whilst training is on. Helps to minimise risks and to ensure we stay within the
Ban limits set.
- Restrict members from entering the club
rooms, unless you are from an official capacity or to use the toilet. We ask
that members waiting to use the toilet and/or see someone in the
clubrooms follow and adhere to the social distancing rule of 1.5m around
you (as best you can, common sense rule applies here).
- Should children be waiting for parents, they
must do so outside (not in the clubrooms), so ensure that you come well
prepared with Jackets and blankets should the weather drop in
We ask all parents and players to be responsible
for the following hygiene rules we have implemented below. We ask that you all
follow our rules to help stop the spread around our courts.
ü All players must wash their hand with
soap and water before entering our courts/playing area and upon exiting our
courts (we will be opening up the toilet block also for this to occur).
ü All players must wash their hands after
using the toilet and re-entering the courts.
ü Hand Sanitizer at this time is
difficult to find to purchase – so we are encouraging washing hands with soap
and water as often as possible and practical.
equipment must and will be sterilised between uses with antibacterial spray.
§ NETBALLS –
balls must be sprayed with disinfectant as much as possible during trainings to
help stop the spread of germs and;
ü At the end of each team’s training/usage,
will be dunked in our disinfectant container and placed on the ball rack to air
dry ready for the next group.
ü Hand Shaking/high fiving is NOT
encouraged to occur, but should you choose to greet or congratulate one another
please use the toe tap method.
ü We understand that our sport is contact
and does have many chances of germs spreading via balls and equipment plus
players will have some body contact and touching with each other, but we feel
this will assist in minimising the contact where possible.
ü When coaches need to explain drills and
skills – huddles may occur, but we ask coaches to minimise this method as much
as possible and to adhere to social distancing method as much as possible.
/ TOILETS –
ü Will be cleaned, wiped down &
Floors moped at the start of training night and at the end of training night.
ü Surfaces will be wiped down often
ü Hands will be washed with soap and
water as often as possible.
ü Gloves will be used in the canteen area
when handling money. However, we would prefer members to pay for anything via
EFT rather than money exchange at this time.
Provided this morning on the PM
address, he noted if we were to suspend our play and trainings, we need to
ensure our restrictions are set in place for long term approach (6months),
closing the door for a week or two is not helpful nor will it reduce the chance
of players contracting the virus. He noted it is better to place restrictions
to help minimise the risk, and these restrictions be sustainable and suitable
for a 6month approach.
At this point in time no-one knows how
long this virus will take to run its course and what is right approach for
today may not be the right approach tomorrow.
We need to behave in a cautious way and
will continue to monitor this virus and information provided to us and adjust
our strategies when needed.
ü Should any member/player have compromised
immune systems – please follow the directions of your health professional and
advise the club accordingly of your plan and if you are unable to attend.
ü Should any member/player feel worried
or anxious and choose not to attend training(s), please let your coaches know.
If you are feeling unwell or are unwell, do the
right thing and stay home. You may not have CV19 but you are more susceptible
to contract it, if anyone becomes infected and is unknown to the player.
ü Any member who are being tested for
CV-19, please advise our club as soon as possible.
ü If you receive a positive test result for
CV-19, please advise our club immediately.
ü Should our netball family have any
positive test cases, we will close the doors and sterilise (as schools are
doing) for a 48hr period minimum and re-assess the closing period based on a
case by case basis and directions of health authorities.
We would like to thank you for your
understanding and cooperation at this time.