National Cabinet starts ball rolling on reactivating sports

The National Cabinet has endorsed principles paving the way for the staged resumption of sport and recreational activities after coronavirus restrictions are eased.

The “National Principles for the Resumption of Sport and Recreation Activities” were developed by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC)  and are intended to guide the staged return of outdoor activities without compromising individual or community health.

A more detailed guide to the staged resumption of sport and recreation in Australia, “Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment” has been prepared by the Australian Institute of Sport

The staged return will be marked by an initial phase of small group (<10) activities in a non-contact fashion, moving on to a subsequent phase of large group (>10) activities including full contact training and competition in sport.

Where possible, the resumption of children’s outdoor sport and outdoor recreational activities, including but not limited to outdoor-based personal training and boot camps, golf, fishing, bushwalking, and swimming, will be accommodated.