Advice is coming out daily! I understand from CDSFA that FFA will be meeting with the state federations this afternoon which will be followed by a meeting between FNSW and the member associations such as CDSFA. We can expect more information later today so please keep an eye out for updates.
With the above caveat, the latest information from the FFA/CDSFA advises us that:
"Clubs should consider ceasing training sessions and trial matches for junior players in the Small Sided Football age groups. The Small Sided Football is non-competitive."
This is the U8 to U11 age group. The Committee reviewed the team numbers last night. As long as no more than 1 parent/guardian accompanies each player, at no point will we exceed 250 people on Edwards on game day, even changeover when one session is ending and the others are waiting to begin. The other training fields even less. So, if people follow the guidelines listed below then the risk should be significantly reduced.
At this point, based on the advice issued, the Club is allowing training and games to go ahead on the following conditions:
Players and spectators who are feeling unwell, have respiratory symptoms or other related symptoms, including sore throat, coughing, headache, fever and nausea, should not attend training or games
Players, coaches, managers and spectators should wash their hands with soap and water or a hand sanitiser regularly, especially following training or a game
Parents or players at high risk of infection should not attend training or games.
If any parent or player does not feel comfortable in attending regardless of the above guidelines, please use your discretion and stay away from training and games - just let your manager know.
For the entire communique from the CDSFA, click HERE