24 Aug 2020

Dear NRSC Members and Families,

Off the back of the NSW Health directive issued earlier last week in relation to community sport in our State, Football NSW released its own set of guidelines that will allow our sport to continue for the remainder of this 2020 season. HOWEVER, THE ONUS IS ON US TO COMPLY. These guidelines are not drastically new, but rather reinforce the good practices that are already in place to reduce community transmission of Covid-19 and mitigate the risk to the Club and our community. We have listed the FNSW guidelines at the bottom of this notice for your convenience.

The Club has taken the FNSW guidelines into consideration and the NRSC Committee has agreed on additional enhancements at our 3 fields for the remaining 4 weeks of normal competition (24 Aug - 20 Sept) which will further protect our volunteers, parents and players. These additional rules that apply at our fields (including visiting teams) and apply to all of our members (including those playing away) are:

  • AFTER GAME & SOCIAL ACTIVITIES CANCELLED - No drinking after games, No Presentation Day/Night this year.

Please note = We envisage the spectator limits may be reviewed again prior to the Finals Series in late September and is dependant on the rules at the fields/Clubs hosting the games, Hills Football/FNSW guidelines and NSW Health guidelines applicable at that point in time.

Effective immediately, all visitors to North Rocks fields (North Rocks Park, Hazel Ryan Oval, Murray Farm Reserve) will need to check-in via a QR-code on their phone registering their attendance on the day. This includes all game days and training nights. You may experience the same at opposition grounds within our Association if playing away.

This is a critical measure that has been put in place to assist with contact-tracing in the event that a confirmed Covid-19 case has attended one of our grounds at a particular time/date. Only 1 person per household needs to do this each day of attendance at a particular field for the entire household to be traceable.

Please download your QR scanner app at:
For those without a phone or internet, there will be a manual signin process at the field.

  • Only 1 parent/guardian is to accompany players aged under 18 years to junior/youth football
  • Limit the number of family members, partners and other spectators that attend all other football matches
  • (Check with your club as additional spectator limits may apply to association competitions)
  • Avoid car pooling and bus travel with people from different households where possible
  • Cease activities that result in overnight stays
  • Cease face-to-face social activities, for example post-training or post-match group dinners or awards functions
  • Wash and/or sanitize hands before and after attending all training and games
  • Players arrive dressed and ready to train or play
  • Limit the use of changerooms. If changerooms are in use please adhere to the 4m2 per person rule in accordance with the public health order and minimise time spent in the change rooms.
  • Players must comply with the 1.5m social distancing rule (except during games)
  • No shaking hands, team huddles, high fives,  or hugging other players, match officials, team officials or spectators.
  • No player walkouts prior to matches
  • Do not share drink bottles
  • Do not share containers of food, including oranges. Players should bring their own food and snacks.
  • Avoid bringing anyone who is elderly or may be at high or increased risk of illness
  • Do not attend football if you have flu like symptoms or are feeling unwell
  • Spectators must observe the 1.5m social distancing rule at all times unless from the same household
  • All participants and spectators must cover their coughs and sneezes
  • Players and spectators must not socialize or assemble in groups before, during or after football
  • Once training and games are finished depart the venue as soon as possible
  • Get tested for COVID-19 if you feel unwell or develop cold or flu like symptoms

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