This is to update you as Judo NSW Club Coaches and leaders on our Judo NSW COVID 19 (C-19) return to sport planning and to request you to appoint your Club’s COVID-19 Safety Coordinator.

Sport Australia on 24 May released Return of Community Sport guidelines and Toolkit resources.  They are a suite of practical resources that focus on giving community sporting clubs (including Judo NSW clubs) and associations a roadmap for the safest return to sport at all levels.

Sport NSW has separately advised all NSW sports that the nationwide Return to Sport Toolkit is not currently endorsed by the NSW Government or the NSW Office of Sport, but its release has been acknowledged as providing general guidance for a return to sport and a useful ‘planning base’.

Judo NSW C-19 Safety Plan

Judo NSW has adopted the Sport Australia ‘framework’ and have now completed development of  our Judo NSW COVID-19 Safety Plan based on (1) the AIS documents and templates, (2) the IJF C-19 Safety Recommendations and (3) other NSW & AUS government health resources.

While the focus of this Judo NSW C-19 Safety Plan is LEVEL B ‘Indoor’ the NSW government health orders prevail, and we are currently only approved to be ‘outdoor’.  This Plan provides the basis on how we will operate once approval is given to train ‘indoors’.

Critically, it provides the hygiene and safety protocols that were requested by all groups at our recent Judo NSW C-19 Club Workshops.

The Plan includes separate sections that focus on (1) club operations, (2) athlete responsibilities, and (3) facility management.  These separate sections can be shared with relevant target audiences, respectively your club coaches, athletes and parents, and facility providers.

COVID-19 Safety Coordinator

The first step in the Plan is for Judo NSW clubs to appoint your COVID-19 Safety Coordinator.

This person is the contact point for C-19 questions and issues as well as overseeing development and implementation of the Club’s C-19 Safety plan to guide the return to Judo.

Can you please confirm your Judo Club’s COVID-19 Safety Coordinator via email before Friday 5 June 2020.

Judo NSW C-19 Safety Plan Briefings Judo NSW will soon provide briefing sessions on this Judo NSW C-19 Safety Plan via Zoom along the same lines as the previous workshops