SANFL has received State Government approval for a structured return to contact training in groups of up to 20 for SANFL and Community Football, under strict protocols commencing from Monday, 1 June 2020.
The protocols are outlined in the documents below and have been approved by the Government, for a return to contact football training under the current Stage 3 Return to Play framework.
Clubs must continue to follow the Stage 2/Level B protocols until 1 June 2020 (training in groups of 10). Information on these protocols can be found below in the Previous Stages/Protocols Section.
SANFL has developed a suite of education resources to assist clubs safely return to training. All videos have been updated to reflect our transition into Stage 3, and you are encouraged to re-watch if previously viewed to ensure you understand all updated content.
Each training video goes for approximately 5 minutes, with the exception of the Health Department's Infection Control Training which takes approximately 15-30 mins to complete.
These training videos have been developed to educate our entire football community, and we encourage all players, coaches, umpires and club/league officials to undertake the training.
The videos can be viewed in any order, but we suggest the order as they appear below.
SANFL has developed a suite of templates and resources to assist clubs safely return to training.
These can be downloaded and printed for use at clubs.
As we will be moving into Stage 3 of the Return to Play Roadmap as of 1 June 2020, the Stage 2 Level B Protocols are no longer current. However the previous protocol documents and training materials are available in the links below if required.
Critical to our return to play framework will be the COVIDSafe App to ensure we are able to quickly trace and manage any outbreaks in the community.
We therefore urge everyone associated with football, including players, coaches, umpires, officials, volunteers and supporters, to download the COVIDSafe App – it could very well be the ticket to easing restrictions and a return to playing footy sooner.
You can use the links to download the app below, as well as download and use our graphics to share with your football network.