Headis Sports Australia COVID-19 Guidelines for Headis

Headis Sports Australia takes the health and safety of Headis
participants including players, coaches, officials, staff, volunteers and fans
very seriously.

Headis Sports Australia is actively monitoring updates and
is committed to making decisions in relation to COVID-19 and its impact on Headis
activity based on the advice from the Federal Government.

Headis Sports Australia will continue to provide updates on
its position as the latest information becomes available.

COVID-19 Guidelines for Headis

All Headis participants must play a role if we are to help slow the spread
of COVID-19, including

people organising, attending or supporting attendance at Headis activities.
The following guidelines should be adhered to for all Headis activities,
including training and matches.

1. Before participating in Headis activities

Participants should not present to participate in Headis if they:

(a) have any flu-like symptoms;

(b) have been in direct contact with a known case of COVID-19 in the past 14

(c) have travelled internationally or been exposed to a person with COVID-19
in the

preceding 14 days; or

(d) are at a high risk from a health perspective, including the elderly and
those with pre-existing medical heath conditions.

2. Attendance at Headis activities

• Only essential participants should attend Headis activities, i.e. players,

coaches, match officials, staff and volunteers involved in operations and

parents/guardians of participants;

• Only attend as close as practical to the start of any Headis activity and
leave as

practically possible after;

• Children to be accompanied by not more than one parent or guardian, if

3. Practice social distancing at Headis activities

• Amend pre and post-match protocols so players and officials do not touch

other, e.g. no shaking hands, no walk out with player mascots;

• When spectating or attending at a Headis match/training, ensure you keep a

distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and others;

• Restrict access to changeroom areas to only players, officials and
essential staff;

• If watching Headis and confined to a small area nearby other people, seek
to move

around the facility to avoid close contact with others.

4. Hygiene and Behaviour


• Ensure spaces at each facility, surfaces and objects are regularly cleaned


• Provide hand washing guidance


• Promote regular and thorough hand washing by staff and participants;

• Provide sanitising hand rub dispensers in prominent places around the

(particularly entry or high use areas such as a registration desk, change

toilets or kiosk);

• Make sure hand rub dispensers are regularly refilled.


• Cover mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when
you cough

or sneeze;

• Provide bins and put used tissues in the bin straight away;

• Wash hands with soap and water often;

• Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available;

• Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell;

• Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

Organisation of Headis activities

• Promote preventive actions amongst participants – lead by example;

• Plan ways to reduce in-person contact for participants and staff;

• Plan for increased levels of staff/volunteer absences;

• Keep volunteers, staff and participants informed of actions being taken.

Further Covid 19 information: