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COVID-19 Alert Level 1

Congratulations Netball community - New Zealand moved to COVID Level 1 from midnight Monday 8 June 2020.

As agreed, Netballs Return to Play phase commences on or after 19 June 2020 to ensure participants are prepared for a safe return to the game.

Alert Level 1

Under Alert Level 1 the disease is contained in New Zealand. The main controls are border restrictions and managed isolation or quarantine for people entering the country.

Sport, active recreation and play under Alert Level 1 looks much like it did pre-COVID-19.

Please note that this advisory is current as of 9 June 2020 and is subject to change due to government guidelines.

Sport NZ COVID-19 Level 1 Guidelines as of 9 June

https://sportnz.org.nz/assets/Uploads/Play-Active-Recreation-Sport-Alert-Level-1.pdf

Netball NZ Level 1 guidelines

The primary focus for Netball is to ensure we provide a safe environment that allows participants to Return to Play with confidence and enjoyment.

Sanitation and Hygiene

·No public health requirements are mandatory; however, it is important to remain vigilant and continue to practice good hygiene to minimise the risk of community transmission.

Promote the ‘10 Golden Rules’ of Level 1 to your clubs and schools.

  1. If you are sick, stay home. Do not go to work, school or socialise.
  2. If you have cold or flu-like symptoms, call your doctor or Healthline. Get tested (https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19/ about-covid-19/covid-19-testing/).
  3. Wash your hands.
  4. Sneeze or cough into your elbow and regularly clean shared surfaces.
  5. You must self-isolate if you’re told by officials to do so.
  6. Stay healthy, work with your GP if you have underlying health issues.
  7. Keep track of where you’ve been.
  8. Help people track movements by displaying the QR code.
  9. Stay vigilant.
  10. Be kind to others and be kind to yourself.
Contact tracing.
  • Centres are not required to record or hold information of people who attend their venue.
  • The responsibility is on the individual to maintain a record of where they have been and who they have been in contact with to enable rapid contact tracing in the event they have contact with an active case.
  • Centres can help participants & attendees to keep track of where they have been by displaying the NZ COVID Tracer QR code poster. This is the digital form of contact tracing that is recommended by the government.
  • Further details and information on how to set up can be found here

Gatherings.

  • There are no restrictions on numbers attending sports games, tournaments, or activities.
  • However, if outbreaks of COVID-19 occur in New Zealand, controls on gatherings could be implemented.

Health and Safety Plans

  • We highly recommend all centres complete the return to Play Activity…
  • Be prepared to move levels – plans need to be retained and be ready to be implemented if required.
  • It is useful to retain these good practices if we are required to move back up to level 2.

Physical distancing

  • When not playing it is recommended that people should still consider distancing themselves from people they do not know.

COVID-19 Alert Level 2

Netball New Zealand Advisory

Under Alert Level 2 the disease is contained, but there is still a risk of community transmission. The objective of these guidelines is to minimise the risk of transmissions of the virus, and to be able to rapidly track and isolate any cases that may arise.

This advisory and associated guidelines, templates, planning tools and resources are designed to support Centres to successfully return to a safe training and competition play, ensuring full compliance with all government health and safety and contact tracing protocols.

  • Please note that this advisory is current as of 11 May 2020 and is subject to change due to government guidelines
  • Netball NZ continues to work closely with Sport NZ to provide the most up-to-date information for our netball community.
  • Sport NZ COVID-19 Level 2 Guidelines as of 11 May click here
  • ·Centres are responsible for the compliance of all Ministry guidelines. Failure to meet these guidelines could have a serious impact on the health of your community and result in your Centre being shut down.

PHASE 1 - Get Ready for Netball

Netball Centres can open on or after 15 May 2020

No Netball activity is to commence – e.g. Training, workshops.

This is the time for Centres to prepare and ensure that all the government health and safety measures and contract tracing protocols are in place prior to their Centre/venue/facilities opening for the safe delivery of trainings.


Centres must be confident that they fully understand all Level 2 guidelines for sport and ensure that the following requirements can be met for the safety of all staff and volunteers.

  • Centres with staff must complete a Worksafe plan click here
  • Centres with staff must complete the Risk Assessment for returning staff and contractors form
  • All Centres must meet Hygiene and Sanitation requirements click here
  • All Centres must meet Contact Tracing requirements.
  • All Centres must meet physical distancing requirements.
  • Gatherings must meet Ministry of Health guidelines.
  • Netball Centres are responsible for managing Ministry of Health requirements for netball activity at venues, events, and programs they manage or run.
  • Schools are responsible for managing Ministry of Health and education guidelines during school activities and programs including outside groups or individuals using their school premises.

Detailed guidelines, templates, planning tools and resources can be found here

PHASE 2 - Prepare to Play

Netball activity may start on or after 29 May 2020

This includes trainings and workshops.

This does not include delivery of competitions.

Managing requirements in the training environment at your Centre/facilities.

  • Prior to commencing this phase all Centres must complete the COVID-19 Prepare to Play - Event & Activity Health and Safety Plan - template
  • Netball activities can start if MOH Gathering limits, tracing and public health measures are met.
  • All participants and spectators must adhere to public health measures.
  • Contact tracing measures must be put in place for all participants and any other person’s /spectators.
  • Mass gathering protocols must be adhered to (including coaches and spectators) so long as physical distancing requirements.
  • To manage gathering limits we recommend that no spectators are to attend trainings.
  • Face to face workshops can be held where Ministry of Health and physical distancing guidelines of 1 metre are adhered to and contact tracing measures are in place – gathering limits apply. Online workshops are available and recommended.
  • Ensure coaches have been informed of their responsibilities and provided with the Prepare to Play - Coach Guidelines and Tracing Log resource
  • NetballSmart resources to support a safe return to participation can be accessed here

Detailed guidelines, templates, planning tools and resources can be found here

Prepare to Play Resources

Click here for the NetballSmart resource targeted towards Coaches as we move into the Prepare to Play phase of Alert Level 2 COVID-19.

Click here for the Mother Earth futureFERNS resource targeted towards Junior Netballers as we move into the Prepare to Play phase of Alert Level 2 COVID-19.

PHASE 3 - Return to Play

All Netball activity may start on or after 19 June 2020

    Managing requirements in the competition environment at your Centre/facilities.

  • Prior to commencing this phase, all Centres must update COVID-19 Prepare to Play - Event & Activity Health and Safety Plan - template
  • All Netball activities can commence.
  • Face to face workshops can be held. Online workshops remain available.
  • All Ministry of Health and Government guidelines must be adhered to - including contact tracing, hygiene and sanitation, gatherings and workplace,

Detailed guidelines, templates, planning tools and resources can be found here

Click here for the Return to Play – Centre Competition Innovation targeted towards Centres as we move into the Return to Play phase of Alert Level 2 COVID-19.