This afternoon, to protect the people of NSW from the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, current stay-at-home orders have been extended across all of Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong from 6pm today (26 June) until 11.59pm Friday, 9 July.

As a community, I would ask all of us involved in the sport of Touch Football to ensure we abide by the new Public Health Orders and current restrictions so we can be back to playing in the quickest possible time.

We are expecting to be briefed by the Minister with the sector, which is proposed to take place on Monday 28 June.

Everyone in Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains, Central Coast, and Wollongong must stay at home unless it is for an essential reason.

The reasons you may leave your home include:
• Shopping for food or other essential goods and services;
• Medical care or compassionate needs (people can leave home to have a COVID-19 vaccination unless you have been identified as a close contact);
• Exercise outdoors in groups of 10 or fewer;
• Essential work, or education, where you cannot work or study from home.
Community sport will NOT be permitted during this period in Greater Sydney, Central Coast, Wollongong and the Blue Mountains.

In all other parts of NSW the following restrictions will apply:
• People who have been in the Greater Sydney region (including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong) on or after June 21 should follow the stay-at-home orders for a period of 14 days after they left Greater Sydney.
• Visitors to households will be limited to 5 guests – including children;
• Masks will be compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings, including workplaces, and at organised outdoor events;
• Drinking while standing at indoor venues will not be allowed;
• Singing by audiences and choirs at indoor venues or by congregants at indoor places of worship will not be allowed;
• Dancing will not be allowed at indoor hospitality venues or nightclubs however, dancing is allowed at weddings for the wedding party only (no more than 20 people);
• Dance and gym classes limited to 20 per class (masks must be worn);
• The one person per four square metre rule will be re-introduced for all indoor and outdoor settings, including weddings and funerals;
• Outdoor seated, ticketed events will be limited to 50 percent seated capacity;
People across NSW should only enter Greater Sydney for essential purposes.

The NSW Health COVID-19 website is available via this link.

We reminded you all to review your COVID-19 Safety Plans and ensure they are up to date. We also encouraged you to consistently review the Public Health Order and stay up to date with the latest changes on the NSW Government COVID-19 website.

We will continue to monitor the situation throughout the State, NSW Health, the Office of Sport and Sport NSW. We will communicate any future recommendations, changes to COVID-19 Safety Plans or Public Health Orders that impact our sport.

Best wishes and stay safe.




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