COVID-19 // League Protocols
If you’re signed up to one of our upcoming leagues please ensure you read the following information carefully at least a couple of days before you’re due to play.
GENERAL / PLAYER SAFETY
Whilst not participating on the pitch during their fixture, all players must maintain 2m of distance between any other person at the venue
No handshakes, no close team huddles
Please keep shouting to a minimum due to the risk of droplets travelling further distance
All players must take special caution whilst at the venue to avoid touching their faces
Should you or any of your team have or be showing symptoms of COVID-19, do not attend and follow the official government advice.
PLAYER REGISTRATION - TRACK AND TRACE
Team organisers must utilise our track and trace system to indicate exactly which players participated in each fixture throughout the season*
Team organisers must submit their weekly squad lists before 5pm on the day of the fixture by visiting their personalised online form.
Spot checks will take place to ensure all teams are compliant in relation to the above and any teams found failing to comply, or failing to provide accurate information, will be penalised via competition points or removal from the league
*Whether you play one game or the whole season
ARRIVE, PLAY, LEAVE
The League Organiser will act as COVID-19 officer at each venue
Please pay attention to and follow all specific COVID-19 health & safety requirements required at the venue
All players should arrive ready to play no earlier than 15 minutes prior to their tap-off
Play your games, whilst observing off-field social distancing
All players must leave the venue as soon as possible once their fixture is complete
Friendly fixtures before or after your scheduled fixture will not be available unless you are notified otherwise
After match social. We ask all teams to continue following government guidelines when planning any team activities taking place outside of their scheduled fixture times.
Prizes for winning teams may be handed out pitch side, at the end of the season, depending of regulations at that time.
A maximum of 14 players per game
No spectators or additional people are allowed around the field
Parents/guardians are encouraged to wait in cars or watch from a safe distance (i.e. end of the pitch, at least 5m away from dead ball line.
SANITISATION (EQUIPMENT AND INDIVIDUALS)
All participants will be required to sanitise their hands prior to commencing any activity at the venue, at half-time and at the conclusion of the matches
Teams should bring their own hand sanitiser
Match balls will be sanitised by referees before tap-off, at half time and at the conclusion of each game
Dual registration in two teams for the same league on the same night (i.e. two teams on the same night) is only allowed if pre-approved by us and registered in line with the Track and Trace protocols above.
All ringers should be arranged in advance and no players should wait around at the venue before or after playing to try and pick up an additional fixture
ON THE PITCH
Each team to occupy opposite interchange boxes, if space permits. Where this is not possible, each team to stand opposite sides of the rugby posts
Teams are to maintain social distancing before, during and after games. This includes when in the interchange box
No handshakes pre or post games are to take place
Spitting is a penalty offence
REFEREES AND RULES
Referees are to use their own whistle.
All players should note that the new game rules are now in place.
CLICK HERE for a beginners guide to the game
CLICK HERE for the Touch Football Australia video guides to the rule changes
CLICK HERE for the summary of changes document.
CLICK HERE for the full rulebook (5th Edition).