Updated advice for members and students about Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

This page last updated on 5 January 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. 

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. 


New South Wales




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.