SADNA has confirmed that matches will resume as per the match fixtures, which is great news. Guidelines from Netball SA are that games and training in relation to community sport are not restricted. We have included a diagram below outlining the process to be followed for members who have been diagnosed with Covid-19, or who are close contacts, and who have attended training or matches when they are potentially infectious.
We encourage all players who are not well to stay home. Your coach will take this into account when determining bench time, so staying away from training in this situation will not impact your match time.
RETURN TO SUMMER GAMES
At this stage games will resume as normal on 4 February 2022.
RETURN TO TRAINING/WINTER TRIALS
Training will commence on Wednesday, 2 February 2022. Of course protecting player and families is a priority for us, so for the short term we will be asking you to comply with the following:
At training, we will be asking players to not congregate before and after training and keep within their teams for the session. We ask all members to adopt a "straight in, straight out" approach.
At trials, players will stay within their grade and court and not mix between courts where possible.
Only one caregiver per family to attend trials and training, and if possible (and appropriate) players be dropped at club.
Masks are not required as this is an outdoor activity
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE A CLASSROOM CONTACT
The Education Department has provided advice with respect to extracurricular activities for those who may be designated as "classroom contacts"... https://www.education.sa.gov.au/sites/default/files/preschool-early-childhood-settings-testing-isolating-and-qurantining-a3-placemat.pdf
If your child is a "classroom contact" it is up to you to decide if they need to isolate from outdoor sport for 7 days, or if they are OK to participate. The guidelines provided by SA Health are not definitive and we contacted the Helpline, who advised that no guidance will be provided in this situation, it is up to our club to determine the correct action.
Our committee has decided that, with respect to a "classroom contact", parents and caregivers are in the best position to determine the likelihood of exposure and the appropriate action - for example, if a child has been in regular contact with a COVID-19 positive case then it would be wisest to isolate for 7 days. We encourage you to err on the side of caution, however we also respect the philosophy for dealing with this pandemic going forward is that "life goes on"!
Please ensure you monitor for symptoms. If any symptoms develop your child must isolate for 7 days and have a PCR test.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU PLAYED AND YOU BECOME A CLOSE CONTACT
Close contacts should immediately inform their coach of the situation. Under the rules (see screenshot below) the player would not be deemed to be a close contact of the rest of the team or the opposition. Click here for more information. Players can continue to participate in outdoor netball unless they develop symptoms - see screen shot below, which defines a close contact and stipulates an "indoor setting".
Once notified by the player who is a "close contact", the coach will inform all players in the team. The coach should also inform the secretary (email firstname.lastname@example.org) so that the opposition team can be informed. As they are not deemed to be a "close contact" at this point, there is no need for team members or opposition team members to isolate.
Players and parents/caregivers should monitor for symptoms. If symptoms develop isolation for 7 days and a PCR test will be necessary.