COVID-19 Update

The NSW Government has published the Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order (No 2) 2021. The object of this Order is to repeal and remake the Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order 2021 as part of the roadmap for easing restrictions concerning COVID-19.

Reduced COVID-19 restrictions are now in place in NSW. These rules apply to everyone in NSW, regardless of vaccination status.

Changes to rules include:
• density limits no longer apply
• proof of vaccination is not required at many venues
• QR check-in is now only needed for certain high-contact premises
• face masks no longer need to be worn in many indoor areas.

Given the current spread occurring in our state, we all have an obligation to protect our community and ourselves. Therefore, the NSWTA strongly recommends that QR check ins remain. We also strongly recommend the need for social distance and Affiliates should actively promote social distancing and good hygiene at all venues.

NSW Health strongly advises people to get fully vaccinated and wear a face mask where they cannot socially distance themselves.


Anyone can participate in sport, exercise, and outdoor gatherings.
• You are not required to be fully vaccinated or carry vaccination evidence.
• COVID-19 Safe Check-in is not required (except at gyms). {The NSWTA strongly recommends that this practice be retained}.
• Face masks are not required.

Community sports, including matches, competitions, and training, can take place for all staff, spectators, and participants.

Should an organisation wish to continue to make vaccinations and masks a condition of entry requirement of ongoing and future activities, they should consider the following;

• That they are not discriminating against any person with a legally valid reason ie. medical exemption, for not being fully vaccinated.
• That any decisions align with the organisation’s constitutions and by-laws
• That they seek independent legal advice on the decision

Thank you for your support in helping to keep community sport COVID-19 safe.

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 impacting our sport.

Have a safe and Merry Christmas and let’s hope that the New Year brings brighter times.

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