COVID-19 Community Tennis Guidelines

COVID-19 Community Tennis Guidelines for Continued Play

During the COVID-19 pandemic courts may only be booked online. The Tennis Australia ‘guidelines for continued play‘ below, should be read before continuing with any booking.

We all must take responsibility to minimise the effects and potential spread of COVID-19

Player Guidelines

Before you play

  • Stay at home if you:
  • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • Have been overseas or exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • Have flu-like symptoms
  • If you are in a high risk health category, then you should not be administering or playing tennis at any time during this period. The Federal Government have listed the following as high-risk categories:
    • Persons with weakened immune systems
    • Any person aged over 60
    • Persons with diagnosed chronic medical conditions (such as lung conditions and kidney failure)
    • People with diabetes
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
    • Very young children (Under 5) and babies

Attending tennis activities

  • Wherever practical, clubs and venues should be manned throughout to ensure all social distancing protocols are observed and regular cleaning and hygiene can be observed.
  • Only people core to playing or coaching should be on court or at the venue
  • Arrive and leave as close as possible to when you need to be there
  • In order to comply with relevant Child Safety guidelines, at least one parent/guardian should accompany younger children and continue to be present for the duration of the tennis activity.

Social distancing

Tennis holds a unique advantage as a sport which requires no direct contact between players. You can also:

  • ¬†Touch racquets instead of the regular pre or post match handshakes
  • Keep 1.5 metres away from other people while watching or attending an outdoors tennis activity.

Behaviours

To protect against infection, you should:

  • Wash/sterilise your hands before and after you play and avoid touching your face while playing
  • Not share water bottles and bring your own full bottle
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or hand-sanitiser when available, before and after eating, after going to the toilet, sneezing and coughing
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes and dispose of any used tissue immediately
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Keep your distance from people who are obviously sick
  • Be aware of what surfaces you touch.

COVID-19 Community Tennis Guidelines

The above ‘Player Guidelines’ are taken from ‘COVID-19 Community Tennis Guidelines’ published by Tennis Australia (1 April 2020). The complete document can be downloaded by clicking on the button below.

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