After a safe return to football last weekend, now is a good reminder to our football community to continue following social distancing guidelines so we can continue playing the game we love.
To help ensure that we can continue to play football, all players, parents, officials and spectators are required to comply with Government guidelines and Capital Football’s COVID-Safe Plan: Return to Play.
Our matchday experiences have certainly changed in 2020 with a number of processes put into effect to ensure the football community remains healthy.
It is important that the local football community supports the ACT and NSW Governments and the broader community, by continuing to promote the principle of ‘Get in, Play, Get out’.
Clubs should continue to encourage the limitation of spectators (one spectator per player), promote physical distancing of 1.5 metres and limit the use of changerooms.
It is also a reminder that formal walk-ons by the teams and referees, formal handshakes, team photos, team huddles, goal celebrations and other pre-match formalities are not permitted at Capital Football matches this season.
Clubs are also required to identify and communicate entry and exit points to their venues, and illustrate on a venue map the pathways for spectators, players, coaches and referees from arrival at the venue, to their field, and exit from the venue after their game.
These pathways limit the risk of separate groups of people converging in one place and manage congestion.
We all love football and we love that its back, but we must all work together to stay safe. We want to get through the rest of the season with a happy and healthy football community
Thank you for your cooperation and enjoy the weekend’s games.