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    Advice on Corona Virus and Football

    KOBFC Management Committee want all players to stay healthy and still enjoy football. The following advice is from Football authorities in Australia.

     We would ask all players, coaches , managers and parents to read and work as part of the team to defeat the threat that this virus is to Australia.

    COVID-19 Guidelines for Football
    All football participants must play a role if we are to help slow the spread of COVID-19, including
    people organising, attending or supporting attendance at football activities , including training
    and matches.

    1. Before participating in football activities

    Participants should not present to participate in football if they:
    (a) have any flu-like symptoms;
    (b) have been in direct contact with a known case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days;
    (c) have travelled internationally or been exposed to a person with COVID-19 in the
    preceding 14 days; or
    (d) are at a high risk from a health perspective, including the elderly and those with pre-
    existing medical heath conditions.

    2. Attendance at football activities

    • Only essential participants should attend football activities, i.e. players,
    coaches, match officials and volunteers involved  and parents/guardians of participants;
    • Only attend as close as practical to the start of any football activity and leave as
    practically possible after;
    • Children to be accompanied by not more than one parent or guardian, if possible.

    3. Practice social distancing at football activities

    • Amend pre and post-match protocols so players and officials do not touch
    each other, e.g. no shaking hands, no walk out with player mascots;
    • When spectating or attending at a football match/training, ensure you keep a
    distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and others;
    • Restrict access to changeroom areas to only players
    • If watching football and confined to a small area nearby other people, seek to move
    around the facility to avoid close contact with others.

    4. Hygiene and Behaviour
    • Ensure spaces at each facility, surfaces and objects are regularly cleaned
    with disinfectant;
    • Provide hand washing guidance (;
    • Promote regular and thorough hand washing by participants;
    • Provide sanitising hand rub dispensers in prominent places
    (particularly entry or high use areas such as a registration desk, change rooms,
    toilets or kiosk);
    • Make sure hand rub dispensers are regularly refilled.
    • Cover mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or
    • Provide bins and put used tissues in the bin straight away;
    • Wash hands with soap and water often;

    • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available;
    • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell;
    • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

    Organisation of football activities

    • Promote preventive actions amongst participants – lead by example;
    • Plan ways to reduce in-person contact for participants
    • Plan for increased levels of volunteer absences;
    • Keep volunteers and participants informed of actions being taken.

    Thank you for reading and lets all enjoy a great season.

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