Dear clubs and teams,
Late last week we saw Netball Australia release it’s comprehensive 'Return to Play' guidelines. Added to this, Glen Eira council contacted us late on Friday with their detailed guidelines as well. This means that we, as a community sporting association, are now able to come up with more definitive plans in terms of what that means for us.
Whilst we are still waiting to hear from our governing body, Netball Victoria (which is supposed to be today - 18/5), we now know the foundation of what is needed to make our next step forward.
The council require a large and very detailed Return to Play Plan to be completed and returned to them before we have permission to start to use our courts for training again. There are many, many protocols that have to be adhered to, so each one needs to be systematically discussed and worked through. Then we need to plan how CDNA will organise, structure and enforce all of these necessary protocols being put in place.
Returning to train, and eventually play, in a safe, hygienic and controlled manner is of the utmost importance to us. The safety and wellbeing of all of our members is truly our number one priority. As such, we are working hard to ensure our Return to Play strategy is extremely thorough and focuses on making sure we can have a clear endorsement of State Government, Netball Victoria and public health officials at every single step.
We are working very hard behind the scenes to continue our planning and look forward to getting our next communication out to you as soon as possible. Hopefully you will then have the opportunity to digest all of the information and numerous protocols, work through your own education and planning period and then prepare yourselves and your members ahead of returning to sanctioned training in a prepared and safe environment.
For now, it is essential that everyone remain within the current timelines and protocols and do not move ahead of any restrictions in place.
Thank you all for your patience and understanding. We look forward with cautious optimism to our first step forward to being out on the netball court again.
Netball Operations Manager
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