The impact of COVID-19 has resulted in the suspension of all football activities since early March. Since this time, the priority of Football South Australia has been to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the community and to undertake its social responsibility to do everything it can to slow down the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 is most likely spread through direct close contact with a person while they are infectious (usually face to face contact for at least 15 minutes, or being in the same closed space for at least 2 hours). Given that football is played outdoors, the risk of infection through playing sport is minimal, and now with the rate of infection halted in South Australia, it is time to cautiously reintroduce football-related activity in a staged approach.
The conditions set out in these documents are in line with government directions as at the date stated above. This document and its conditions will be amended in accordance with any future government directives.
To further aid the fight against COVID-19, Football SA supports the Australian Government’s COVIDSafe app and strongly encourages all members of the football community to get behind this initiative. The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play.