COVID-19 Safety Resources

EASED RESTRICTIONS FOR GREATER BRISBANE AREA

This applies for 10 days following the end of hard lockdown for Brisbane, Ipswich, Redlands, Logan, Moreton Bay. (i.e 6pm Mon 11-Jan-2021 to 1am Fri 22-Jan-2021)

 

THE NEW PART - MASKS

This applies from right now until 1am Friday 22 January. (It is subject to further updates.)

  • We DO NOT need masks to play cricket because the game is outdoors and we have Industry Approved COVID Safety Plans in place.

  • Everyone will need to have a mask with them to use (in various situations: crowds, indoors, clubhouses, canteens, changerooms etc etc) just as you will do every other day of the week.

  • It is suggested that all participants keep their mask with their kit for use when off field. There will be no need to take masks on the field or to use masks on the field.

  • Some clubs may impose other mask conditions of their own. Please check with the host club’s Safety Plan for variations.

 

THE OLD PARTS – COVID SAFETY PLANS

This applies now and since September 2020 and will continue to apply until further notice.

  • We need to keep following our safety plans. The plans (written by QSDCA clubs) for each ground are displayed at this website: https://qsdca.com.au/covid-19-safety-plans/

  • SOCIAL DISTANCE (keep your distance, no handshakes, no handing the ball to the umpire, no handling paperwork, no spitting, no saliva on the ball)

  • STAY HOME IF SICK (if you have symptoms get tested and follow medical advice)

  • NO SHARING EQUIPMENT (BYO hats, bats, drink bottles etc)

  • WASH HANDS (e.g. at drinks, tea, etc)

  • CONTACT REGISTERSall players, umpires, spectators, visitors, the guy in the canteen.. everyone (and their kids) please.

 

THE OLD PARTS - CONTACT REGISTERS

  • CONTACT REGISTERSall players, umpires, spectators, visitors, the guy in the canteen.. everyone (and their kids) please.

  • In all cases the data is filed with the HOME club. Foreigner teams (i.e Team A v Team B at ground of Team C) please send your completed registers to Team C.

  • The lawful fines for not doing this properly are H-E-A-V-Y. Few clubs will survive a $6672 fine.

 

 

COVID-19 SAFETY PLANS

Clubs with home grounds have sent in COVID-19 Safety Plans for each and every QSDCA cricket ground. 

All players, umpires, spectators and visitors are expected to follow the COVID-19 Safety Plan for each ground. 

 

COVID-19 SAFETY PLANS

All plans will have some variations but in common for all grounds, all participants should:

  • make sure they are recorded correctly on a Contact Tracing Register of Attendees,

  • practice social distancing

  • wash hands frequently and properly.

  • not share equipment

  • Additionally any sick persons must stay away from the match.

No if’s, no but’s, no maybe’s, no excuses… it’s the law.

Health Inspectors and police have been observed at cricket matches and other sports in Brisbane in recent weeks.  Big fines and enforced shutdowns are on offer for people not sticking to their COVID-19 Safety Plan.

So each and every club needs a COVID-19 Safety Plan and needs to stick to it.

The latest updates to the relevant laws are shown at this website.

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/urgent-covid-19-update

Quick summary:

Maximum public gatherings will be 10 people in listed local government areas (all of SE Qld pretty much) UNLESS you are operating under an Approved COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Masks are not required for outdoor team sports (such as cricket). Masks may be required for any indoor situation or crowded areas. (eg. toilets, sheds, change rooms, meting rooms. If in doubt, stay outside, put on your mask.)

Keep an eye on that website. If there’s a change it will be published there.

Home Teams

  • As lease holder of the ground your club is hosting the match and has responsibility under the law.

  • Home teams are responsible for ensuring the plan is followed.

  • The fines for non-compliance (LINK) will apply to individuals and also to ‘corporations’ i.e. the hosting clubs.

  • Clubs should consider this as a warning. Not many clubs would survive a $6672 fine.

  • The Safety Plans says what you have to do.

  • Managing Contact Trace Register of Attendees is one of several responsibilities.

    • Home teams need to gather Contact Trace data (reliably and completely)

    • file it (for 56 days)

    • keep it private

    • and produce it if health inspectors want it

    • contact tracers need it to tell people about infectious exposure

    • it is NOT just useless paperwork

 

Other Downloads

  • COVID-19 Precautions for Teams and Players        LINK

  • Interim COVID-19 Precautions for Umpires            LINK

 


  • PLEASE NOTE THAT PLANS AND PRECAUTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
  • WE WILL TRY TO KEEP UP WITH THOSE CHANGES. HOPEFULLY YOU CAN TOO.

Visiting Teams

  • Check the plan for the ground you’re playing at.

  • Be prepared to follow that ground’s safety plan. (They should be familiar).

  • No need to wait to be asked. Do the Contact Trace register of Attendees.

  • If you have a typed version of your team’s Contact List Register of Attendees with all your registered players listed you will save a great deal of pre-match time

Foreigner Matches

  • i.e. Team A plays Team B at a ground controlled by Club C.

  • The first team listed in the MyCricket draw will act as a Home Team.

  • That Home Team has responsibilities under the law (see above.)

    • Talk with the ground’s club (i.e. Club C) about issues like how to manage the Contact Trace Register of Attendees.

    • eg. If QRI plays West End Wanderers at Carseldine (leased by Bracken Ridge), QRI should talk with Bracken Ridge (“What do we do please?”) and assume home team duties.

    • Club Contacts here https://qsdca.com.au/10b-club-contacts/

Umpires

    • Have been instructed to umpire cricket matches, not be police officers.

    • No handshakes, no hat holding, no markers, no ball handling, no paperwork handling and lots of other things.

    • See the Bowlers’ Hat rule change here https://qsdca.com.au/bowlers-hats-in-season-2020-21/

What is a current hotspot?

Simply, a hotspot is a place which has been exposed to infected persons.

IF YOU’VE BEEN TO THESE PLACES AT THE TIMES INDICATED YOU HAVE ALMOST CERTAINLY BEEN EXPOSED. YOU SHOULD BE GETTING A TEST AND THEN ISOLATING.

IN South East Queensland

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/contact-tracing

In NSW

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/hotspots-covid-19

Where to get tested

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/stay-informed/testing-and-fever-clinics

Use of QR codes or other methods for Contact Tracing Register of Attendees

Use of QR codes or other methods for Contact Tracing Register of Attendees

 

How it will change

  • The latest developments are being monitored carefully by cricket authorities. We will take our cues from them.
  • Clubs will be notified of any changes officially by email. Not a rumour, not hearsay.

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT PLANS AND PRECAUTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
  • WE WILL TRY TO KEEP UP WITH THOSE CHANGES. HOPEFULLY YOU CAN TOO.

Contactless QR Code Check-in Apps

QSDCA cannot vouch for or endorse any of these. Each is a commercial product. We have no connections with any of them.

"Covid Safe Sports"

https://covidsafesports.com.au
COVID Safe Sports – Contact tracing solutions for your sports team QR scanning is actually quite simple! Sporting Club’s will display a poster with their unique QR code at the entrance of the venue. Using either your camera app or QR code scanning app on your smart phone, visitors will be able to scan the sporting club’s unique QR code upon arrival to check in and record attendance.

"Guest Track"

https://guesttrack.com.au/
GuestTrack, powered by BGL – a new application to help businesses collect and store data required by governments in a COVID-19 environment.

"Aura Safe"

https://www.aurasafe.com.au/
AuraSafe – Free QR code sign-in Smart QR code visitor sign-in to protect your staff and visitors during COVID-19. Always free to use. Fast and easy. Safe and secure.

"Eva Check In"

https://www.evacheckin.com/
Eva Check-in | Contactless Check-in For Businesses EVA Check-in is a simple solution that requires no set up or hardware. All you need to do is print posters or display a QR code on a screen. lt has all the security and data privacy settings you need, and a price point that makes sense.

"Sign Me In"

https://signmein.com.au/
SIGNMEIN QR Code Touchless Visitor Sign-In. Welcome to the future of contact-less Check-ins. With our Sign Me In service, you can create a contact-less and secure sign-in process for any visitor coming to your business.

"Brisk Table"

https://www.brisktable.com/contact-tracing-software

Free COVID-19 Contact Tracing App for your business. Easily store contact tracing records of visitors for COVID-19 compliance.
Set up a free check-in portal page with QR code support for your patrons to fill in when entering your venue.

MODEL APPROVED COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN FOR CRICKET

This Safety plan for Wests SDCC is an example COVID Safe Industry Plan for cricket clubs.

 


Here’s an usable version of the COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Printable PDF     LINK

Editable DOC      LINK


What’s this for?

  • To make a COVID-19 Safety Plan for your club.

Submit Your Club's COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN

Each club has made out a COVID-19 Safety Plan for their ground(s). If you decide to change anything, send it to secretary@qsdca.com.au

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