COVID Info Page

COVID Update - 2nd Feb 2021

There has been a recent easing in restrictions within our Covid Industry Plan (CIP), which has seen a relaxation in spectator distancing from 4 sq mtr per person to 1.5m per person. As a result, the Covid Committee has agreed to adopt this change in the CIP for all fixtures commencing from Tuesday 2nd February.


This will allow for increased spectator numbers at finals for our Summer Night Season as the 1 spectator per player is now replaced with each spectator being required to distance at 1.5m. This is great news and we thank our BNA community for working with us throughout this season where these tougher spectator restrictions have had to be in place under our CIP.


Although the easing of restrictions is exciting for our families, we have seen in recent weeks that the threat of Covid is still real and we need to continue to do the right things to ensure the virus doesn't gain a foothold back in our community.


The following procedure still needs to be adhered to:


  1. QR Code sign in - Ensure ALL visitors sign in and out of the venue using the QR codes. Ensure any new spectators who have not been able to attend fixtures due to restrictions have downloaded the EVA App before they arrive. Manual sign in is not preferred, but available by reporting to the games desk upon arrival to the courts.
  2. Maintain 1.5m distancing at all times when off the court
  3.  Please limit the number of spectators you invite along to the courts. We still have limited spectator space on some courts and 1.5m distancing MUST be maintained.
  4.  Spectator lanyards/wristbands are no longer required.
  5. Sanitising of courts process to continue at the end of each round. Everyone is encouraged to use the sanitisation stations near Court 1, outside the canteen and on court 8.
  6.  Spectators are to remain in designated areas and not to mix with teams and officials.
  7.  Players still need to social distance off court. And so drink breaks should be taken on court.
  8.  With additional spectator allowance, there will be increased strains on parking in and around BNA. Please be respectful of our neighbours and do not park across driveways, across yellow lines within BNA grounds or any grass areas. Please leave quietly if parked in the side streets after your game.
  9.  Spectators are to go directly to their teams nominated court and at the conclusion of the the game, leave the premises as quickly as possible to allow for the next rounds players and spectators to arrive. Please ensure any non-playing siblings are supervised and remain with you at all times. Spectators are not permitted to roam around the courts and as such, the use of footballs, soccer balls & scooters are not permitted around the courts. Spectators are there to watch the game, support & cheer on our players.

Please respect and follow instructions from the Covid officers who will be circulating during Finals. They are club volunteers who are just helping keep us safe.


COVID Update - 12th Jan 2021

We are all systems go for fixtures this week but please be mindful of the following – which WILL be enforced by our Club, BNA and the COVID committee:
  • One spectator/supporter per player – no siblings are to be courtside. We will be giving out wristbands each game and all Fever supporters will need one – we will literally have 1 for each player so can’t give out any more.
  • All supporters must sign in using the QR Code and show this sign in when requested – there should be more scanning locations around the courts. All players are recorded on the scorecard so do not require the QR sign-in.
  • All supporters must stay 1.5mt away from each other – please no group chats and after Xmas catch-ups courtside.
  • All players to meet their coaches at our regular meeting place – coaches will take the team to the court 15mins prior to the game
  • Players/Coaches cannot leave the court during breaks in play – all must stay on the green court otherwise social distancing will be required
  • Masks are not required – unless going into the BNA clubhouse but as required by Qld Government – everyone must carry one. As a club we don’t have extras so BYO mask.
  • STAY AWAY IF UNWELL

There will be BNA and Club members allocated each week to complete COVID duties. Please be respectful if/when they ask for your QR code and provide some instruction if we aren’t quite complying with the COVID rules. If we don’t get this right, it will impact how the 2021 Winter Season proceeds with hopefully an increase in spectator numbers and a return to full 60min games.

Any questions or issues can be directed to our email and a member of the Executive will get back to you or your Team Coach who can get clarification if needed.

We all knew that COVID would continue to impact on our lives in 2021, and hopefully we will all get better at managing and responding to this risk.

Good luck to all out players and have fun being back out on court!!

COVID Update - 3rd September 2020

The BNA COVID safety committee met on Monday night and have requested that the following reminders be issued.  

Please make sure you share this information to help everyone comply, so that we can continue to support our Netball teams now and into the Summer Season.  

 

ARRIVAL AT COURTS

It has been noted that people are starting to arrive too early at the courts for games.

Please remind parents, players and team officials that they are to only arrive 20 mins before their game.  This allows players 5 mins to get to team meeting area and then team can proceed to court 15 mins prior to start of game to warm up.

 

TEAM BENCH AREA

To ensure numbers are kept to a minimum courtside, the team bench area is restricted to Coach, Assistant Coach, Manager and bench players for that game only.  No other players, officials or spectators are permitted in this area and if not part of the 5 per team spectator allowance must leave the premises.


SOCIAL DISTANCING

Everyone must observe social distancing rules at all times.

 

GAME TIME BREAKS

Coaches are reminded to KEEP PLAYERS ON COURT during breaks – do not have to observe social distancing in this instance.  If any team members do leave the court they are required to observe the 1.5m social distancing rules.

 

Thanks for your support. 

Winter Season - Update 22nd July

BNA COVID SAFETY COMMITTEE

REMINDER OF OUR COMPLIANCE OBLIGATIONS


As a Netball provider Fever Netball Club is bound by the guidelines and regulations of Netball Australia, Netball Queensland and Brisbane Netball Association.  We must follow their directives to be in compliance with the requirements of the Queensland Government to be allowed to continue playing and training for netball.


What this means for everyone involved - including parents is;


  • Any Family Illness - If anyone in your household is potentially exposed to Co-Vid 19, displays any symptoms of Co-Vid 19 infection, has travelled overseas or within Australia to a hot spot area or has been ordered to self isolate/quarantine - you MUST notify your team coach and manager IMMEDIATELY and NOT attend any games or training sessions until you have tested negative to Co-Vid 19.  As a club we are strongly encouraging anyone feeling unwell at all not to attend and risk infecting others.

  • Players during play - Should a player show symptoms of Co-Vid illness during a match they will be sent to the sick bay area at BNA, the match will be cancelled and all participants from the game including players, umpires and officials will be sent home and ordered to self isolate until testing negative to Co-Vid 19 and providing a medical clearance.

  • Five Spectators rule - every team (except Falcons) are only allowed FIVE spectators per match TOTAL.  This includes parents, siblings, players from other teams etc.  Each week team managers are allocating the families allowed a spot to attend.  So far compliance with our families has been pretty good however BNA are going to have to remove this rule and not allow any spectators if breaches continue to occur so please ensure you only attend when permitted.

  • QR code - if you are the permitted spectator we need to track your attendance via the QR code or register available on Court 8.  Please ensure you sign in and out to allow for contact tracing.  This details are only held for tracing purposes and only for 56 days.

  • Allowable Zones - Each court also now has defined Spectator Zone, Player Zone, Coach’s box.  NO PARENTS are to be in the Player Zone and players MUST stay in the Player Zone. The Coach must also stay in the Coach’s box.  Reminder that all players/coach’s/managers are to socially distance themselves when off the court (1.5m).   The Spectator zones are clearly marked and ensure social distancing.

  • Meeting Point - Finally observe the CLUB MEETING POINT.  For teams playing/training on courts 1-4 this will be on the footpath of Rode Road at the end of Court 1.  For teams playing on Courts 5-14 it is the grassed area below the bottom car park.  For every match and training session please assemble here and do not move to the courts until the roll is marked for attendance and the coach/manager escorts you to the court.  This is also where the team will move to at the end of matches for post game conversations before leaving.  We ARE NOT permitted to have teams on the sideline at matches and/or training if other teams are on the courts.  The mantra is Get In, Play/Train, Get Out.  Parents are welcome to wait in the car and collect children by driving to the meeting point for drop off and collection - please ensure the adult supervising is aware your child has arrived/ is leaving.


Please know the purpose of these regulations are to ensure we all keep safe and healthy while still permitted to continue enjoying our sport of netball.  If we fail to abide by the regulations we risk the cancellation of the netball season at BNA. 

Winter Season - Update 11th JULY

BNA COVID SAFETY COMMITTEE

RETURN TO PLAY PROTOCOLS FOR FIXTURE DAYS


Spectators
Restricted to 5 adults per team
To ensure base density requirements of 4 square metres per person on the sidelines of games is met, spectators will be restricted to 5 adults only per team. This is IN ADDITION to team players and team officials - coach, manager, timekeeper, scorer.

Social Distancing
Everyone must maintain base density requirements of 4 square metres per person in any area and physical distancing of 1.5m at all times.
On court players and umpires are exempt along with first aid when treating injuries.

Court Flow
Please follow directions on grounds
  • Each court has entry and exit points to be used
  • Court 8 is thoroughfare only to allow access to courts 10, 13 and 14)
  • No access through courts 5 and 6 to lower courts
  • Pictures can be found on the following COVID Information Page

Team Warm ups and Meeting points
Teams have 15 mins before game time to warm up on the same court they are playing on. Any longer warm up will need to be conducted on grassed areas adjacent to bottom courts.
Courts 7, 8, and 11 are closed and not available for warm-ups.
Each club may have a plan regarding team meeting points before heading to courts. Please refer to your team coach/manager for instructions.
NB: Teams cannot arrive at their court any earlier than 15 minutes to schedule game start time.

Contact Tracing Information
PlayersSigning of game scoreboard sufficient to record attendance
UmpiresNormal sign in register at Games Desk is sufficient to record umpire attendance
ScorersSigning of game scoreboard sufficient to record attendance or use QR code
Coach/ManagerInsert name and sign under player's names on scorecard (if not automatically listed) or QR code
SpectatorsUse BNA QR code or manual attendance register located at designated entry points 

Contact tracing information (attendance records) must be kept for all players, officials and spectators.
If you are required to be here for more than one round, we recommend use of QR code to facilitate one log in and one log out procedure. (e.g., club officials, coaches with more than 1 team, etc.,)

Scorecard collection and return
Scorecards will be available 15 minutes before games
Courts 1-6 on table outside canteen area
Courts 7-14 on table located on Court 8

Hand Sanitising
Hand sanitiser dispensers will be placed in prominent places around facilities at entry and exit points, in toilets and at clubhouse entry.
Managers should still encourage good hand practices for players (at least on arrival to court and at the end of the game).

Court Sanitising
At the end of each round, teams will be required to complete simple sanitising tasks before leaving the court. Each scorecard will contain a checklist listing what is required and will include cleaning of post pads, benches and hand railings. Once completed the checklist must be signed and returned with the scorecard. All cleaning materials will be contained in a bucket courtside. Coaches are to ensure this has been done.
Please immediately contact your Club COVID officer on the day should you need assistance on this.

Courts closed on Fixture Days
Courts 7, 8, and 11 will be closed for fixtures.
Court 8 will be used for scorecards, sanitization stations and foot traffic thoroughfare. Courts 7 and 11 do not allow for sufficient suitable spectator areas during games. No warm ups or congregating on these courts are permitted.

Canteen and Water fountains
The canteen will be closed for the first couple of weeks and water fountain will also remain out of use.
Players, umpires and spectators must bring their own food and water.

Court Flow Instructions

As part of our COVID Safe Return to Play Guidelines, BNA have created a traffic flow map that outlines how you need to enter and exit from each court when using the facilities. BNA have placed plenty of signage around the courts that will help you to find your way. Following the individual flow for each court is crucial to ensure that all our visitors are safe and can maintain the required social distancing procedures.

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