The announcement that community sport can return from July 1st is very exciting and plans are underway to get players back on court.
SNV is currently in discussions with Volleyball NSW and all of our venues about their opening dates and a return to play plan, including the development of the SNV Covid Safety Plan which we encourage you to review. We understand many people are very keen to get back on court but we do need to take the time to ensure the safety of everyone in our community as best we can and abide by all venue & government restrictions and requirements.
The RALC women’s comp and WLC resumed on Sunday, July 5th & 6th respectively and rep training resumed on July 2nd.
North Ryde will restart on August 3rd, entries will open soon. Stay tuned for information on Thornleigh and social training.
We recommend the following in preparation to play –
- Get yourself registered! Your membership will be valid until March 31st, 2021.
- Talk to your team mates – see who is keen to return and if you need to recruit more players
- Prepare yourself physically – get some exercise now, increase your fitness and reduce the risk of injury, especially if you’ve been a Covid couch potato. Consult a medical professional if necessary.
- Provide us with feedback and any concerns you have
- SNV recommends downloading the COVIDSafe app; at this stage it is not mandatory but if that changes we will let you know.
Whilst we are very enthusiastic about the prospect of getting back on court we do acknowledge things will not be quite as they were, with additional rules and safety regulations in place. We will need everyone to play their part in keeping our community safe and able to continue the resumption of activities. Below are the expectations of anyone attending SNV activities, although they may become more or less restrictive as government and venue guidelines change and may vary somewhat from venue to venue.
IN THE VENUE
- Be mindful of your activity level during isolation and seek medical advice if necessary. Expect to take it easy for the first few sessions and just enjoy being back!
- Comply with the requirement to use hand sanitiser (supplied) before the session, during time outs, drink breaks or change of ends and after the game/session
- No spectators allowed for now
- There may be no water fountains in use so please bring 1 or 2 FULL and LABELLED drink bottles
- Sign in on arrival & ensure names on score sheets are 100% accurate and legible
- Remain 1.5m from others wherever possible, including placing your belongings 1.5m apart, bench players sit 1.5m apart, duty scorers sit 1.5m apart etc
- Limit use of communal facilities as much as possible, there will be toilets but no change rooms available
- Follow the advice to “arrive, train/play, go home” and avoid lingering or mingling with others
- Refrain from team huddles, high fives, handshakes, kissing, hugging and any other physical contact
- Do not share personal equipment such as whistles, tape, scissors, towels, shirts, food or drink. No food or drink apart from water allowed in the venue.
- Do not use spit or sweat to wipe anything, including shoes
- Sneeze or cough in to your elbow, avoid touching your face
- Warm up and match balls should be wiped with alcohol wipes before and after the warm up/game (wipes supplied)
- Referee stand & scoring equipment should be wiped down between games
- Pens will be supplied as usual and should be wiped between games, however you are encouraged to bring your own
- There will be no flags for lines people, please indicate with hand signals (and jumping up and down for foot faults if necessary)
- Do not attend if you are unwell
- Do not attend if you have been in contact with a confirmed or suspected case of Covid-19 in the past 14 days
Do not attend if in the past 14 days you have:• Arrived in NSW from anywhere in Victoria from July 8• Arrived in NSW from greater Melbourne after June 23
(you should now be self isolating)
- Do not attend if you have returned from another country or been on a cruise ship in the past 14 days
- Agree to a temperature check on entry if requested by the venue or SNV (not anticipated at this time)
- Comply with all current government & venue regulations regarding public health orders and advice
- Advise SNV as soon as possible if you become unwell with flu like symptoms or have a positive Covid-19 test within 14 days of attending any SNV event
Looking forward to seeing you all back on court soon!