Covid-19 Policy

Before participating in football activities participants should not attend training if in the past 14 days they have:

  • been unwell or had any flu-like symptoms, or
  • been in contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19, or
  • any sudden loss of smell or loss of taste, or
  • are at a high risk from a health perspective, including the elderly and those with pre-existing medical heath conditions.


Rules for all activities (casual training at KIKOFF Harbord and KIKOFF Canterbury and coaching sessions at all venues

  • Maximum 10 persons per pitch or playing area
  • No spectators allowed on the premises
  • Minimum 4m2 per person
  • No contact (no tackling allowed)
  • 1.5m distance at all times between players
  • No touching, spitting
  • Do not arrive more than 5 minutes before play starts
  • Do not stay longer than 5 minutes after play finishes
  • Coach or person making booking must maintain a register of players participating in the training session
  • Changerooms and Shower facilities to be closed
  • No more than one person at a time in the office and toilet areas
  • Players are to enter and leave the pitch and venue in a coordinated manner minimising contact with others and not gathering in large groups.
  • No social activity is to occur once training has concluded.


Additional regulations at KIKOFF locations for Casual training bookings

  • 15 minute break between bookings to allow 5 minutes for booking to leave, 5 minutes for staff to sanitise balls/surfaces/gates, 5 minutes for players to arrive for next booking
  • No bibs or equipment to be hired out
  • No cash payments, all payments to be made in advance over the phone by card to minimise contact with staff
  • Automatic hand sanitiser dispensers to be installed at entry to the facility (already in place)
  • Notices to be installed around the facility as per NSW Health / Office of Sport guidelines (prior to opening)
  • Soap and Sanitiser to be provided in toilets
  • Only one customer at a time to be allowed into the toilet area
  • Players are to come already prepared to train – changing rooms will not be in use.
  • Players are to bring their own drink bottles and they are to be clearly labelled. No sharing of drink bottles is to be permitted.
  • Players are to leave the venue immediately once their training session has concluded.


General Behaviour expected of Participants

  • Cover mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wash hands with soap and water often.
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
  • No spitting at any time.
  • Wipe down all surfaces and objects with appropriate anti-bacterial/disinfectant wipes or soap, particularly those frequently touched. This includes door handles, light switches, kitchen surfaces, bathroom surface, phones, remote controls and any other high touch areas.
  • Do not share drink bottles.
  • Practice social distancing. If someone comes and stand next to you, move around the field and ensure you implement social distancing requirements.