COVID Marshal Requirements from 21 August 2020

Dear Football Family 

Football SA has been advised by the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing that the new COVID Marshal requirements will be applied to sporting activities from 21 August 2020. 

We recognise this is an additional duty that Club’s will be required to undertake. To minimise the burden of sourcing additional volunteers, Football SA will amend the Operating Regulations for Senior matches in relation to the number of required Home Team Ground Stewards to two (2) for a fenced pitch, and four (4) for unfenced. This will allow a Ground Steward to be appointed as the dedicated COVID Marshal. Away teams will still be required to fulfil all Ground Steward positions. 

For Junior matches, only one (1) COVID Marshal is required for the venue as a whole. 

Football SA will provide COVID Marshal vests with no cost to clubs. An order has been placed today and we expect delivery on Thursday. Further information on collection will be distributed once confirmation is received. 

All COVID Marshals, whether they are a dedicated Marshal at a venue with more than 200 attendees, or non-dedicated at a venue with less than 200 attendees, are required to register and undertake the free of charge online training course. The SA Government has announced further information in relation to the online course will be made available early next week. 

Further information will be released as we receive it and as always, our team are available to answer any queries you may have. 

Thank you for your continued hard work in ensuring not only our football community, but our state remains diligent and safe from the second wave of this pandemic. 

Michael Carter
Football SA CEO