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UniSport COVID-19 related updates

This page last updated on 27 July 2021

This page will keep members, students, stakeholders and the wider UniSport community up to date with developments relating to the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 

Important note: State and Territory governments and their public health authorities are responsible for decisions about the resumption of sporting activities in each jurisdiction, both at the professional and community sport level. 

 
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UniSport events

UniSport continues to monitor government-issued health advice and will ensure that all competitions will adhere to COVID-Safe event plans. Any updates to event status will be updated below:

 

Nationals events

  • Nationals Snow has been cancelled (27 July). Read more.

  • Nationals Distance Running has been cancelled due to the cancellation of Gold Coast Marathon. UniSport will award medals as part of the Virtual Marathon however no Nationals pennants will be awarded in 2021. 

  • Nationals T20 Cricket and Surfing postponed (16 July). Read more.

  • All other Nationals events are currently scheduled to go ahead as per the event calendar (16 July)

Indigenous Nationals

  • UniSport Australia and Wollotuka Institute wish to confirm our commitment to hosting the 2021 Indigenous Nationals as scheduled. Read more (18 June)

  • Teams located in metropolitan Melbourne area unable to attend the event. Read more (15 June)

UBL

  • The rescheduled dates for the UBL finals have been confirmed for 13 - 14 July. Read more (16 June)

COVID-Safe event plans

Federal Government updates

Sport Australia’s Return to Sport Toolkit guides clubs and associations at every level to document their own COVID-19 Safety Plan and appoint a COVID Safety Coordinator to implement and oversee it. 

As part of the Toolkit, a checklist works through practical and progressive steps such as:

  • relevant approvals from Government and NSOs;

  • facilities management;

  • training behaviours;

  • hygiene protocols;

  • management of illness and;

  • communicating these processes with members.

Economic Support

Information on how the Australian Government’s economic response could support you can be found on the Australian Government Treasury website

Education Sector

Collated information re COVID-19 and its impact on the Education sector can be found on the Department of Education and Skills website

State Government restrictions

The following links provide information on state based responses to COVID-19 as well as links to advice for the community and businesses. 

Queensland

New South Wales

ACT - STAGE 3.2

Victoria 

Tasmania

South Australia

Western Australia

 
 
 

Resources & Education

 

In response to the ongoing changes and necessary requirements for organisations to return to work/sport/life, there are a number of COVID-19 resources that UniSport have collated below that may assist with this process. 

  • COVID Safety Officer training: Active Queenslanders Industry Alliance have released a free e-learning course for Safety Officer training for the safe return to play.

  • Sports TrainersSports Medicine Australia, the AIS and Sport Australia have developed resources for sports trainers to perform their roles in a COVID-Safe environment.

  • Key links for international students studying in Queensland - these are some extremely useful links with information and advice on employment, finance, accommodation, healthcare and wellbeing. 

  • Sentrientthere are a number of (free) online courses to assist in keeping workspaces COVID-Safe, and provide helpful content in adapting to new work environments.

  • TCP Trainingthis online training course provides an understanding of COVID-19 and prevention measures to reduce the risk of contraction. It costs $15 and participants receive a Certificate of Completion for the COVID-19 Prevention course.

  • Healthcare Workers: this is an online infection control training available for all healthcare workers.

  • Infection Prevention and Controla number of eLearning modules to provide information regarding infection prevention and control in Australian Healthcare settings.

  • Touch FootballThis a free online course via Touch Football Australia's learning management system, The Nest, providing useful information on what COVID-19 is and how to prevent its spread. 

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