Sports fields to reopen for training only

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Heffron Park, Maroubra

Sports fields in Randwick City will start reopening for team training from this week, Randwick Mayor Danny Said announced today, Monday 1 June 2020.

Randwick Council is working closely with local sporting clubs and associations including but not limited to soccer, netball and rugby union to develop a COVID-safe approach to facilitating the commencement of non-contact training.

Team sport games for under 18 years groups will be permitted from 1 July 2020 inline with the NSW Government announcement.

Clubs are required to submit safe operating plans to Council outlining their guidelines for safe training, a risk assessment, compliance with public health orders, endorsement from their peak sporting body, their COVID-19 contact and their expected start date.

The clubs are expected to comply with public health orders, which currently limit groups to 10 people and put a maximum limit of 500 people on the use of an outdoor space such as a park. Clubs also need to maintain recommended physical distancing of 1.5 metres between people.

“I know many people are excited to be able to return to training for their sport,” Randwick Mayor Danny Said explains.

“I welcome people returning to training, but I ask everyone to exercise caution and work with their local club to ensure a safe and successful return.

“This may mean changes and different ways of training such as not training the whole team at the same time. These are small, but essential steps on our long road towards a return to normality,” explains Mayor Said.

Players, parents and coaches should contact their local sporting club to find out their specific plans and start dates for returning to training.

Council is working with the heads of each club to support them in returning to training.

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