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COVID-19 and Sporting Activity

Current advice for those using the AIS Canberra Campus

Last updated 14 May 2021

This update is for athletes and sports using the AIS site, and for staff that have direct contact with these athletes. For all other staff, please refer to updates from the Pandemic Subcommittee, and speak to your manager about any restrictions that apply to you. For this week:

  • Queensland and WA removed from restrictions list as there are now no public exposure sites in the last 14 days in these 2 states.

These restrictions are essential to ensure we can provide a COVID-safe environment for you and others on site and keep the AIS a COVID-free environment in the lead up to the Tokyo 2021 Olympics and Paralympics.

For Centre of Excellence sports, can you please forward on these updates to any engaged providers that are involved in supporting your respective programs (eg. CoE servicing staff/contractors).

General Advice

General Advice (including in Canberra)

  • Communal indoor settings such as domestic/family gatherings, religious services, clubs, pubs, cafes, restaurants, communal living facilities (nursing homes, hotels, cruise ships) remain high risk for outbreaks.
  • If you have any symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, fever, runny nose, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, unexplained fatigue, muscle aches) do not attend work/training AND get tested as soon as symptoms develop.
  • Athletes can bring their parents/family to appointments at AIS Clinical Services (Sports Medicine and Physical Therapies) but must notify AIS Clinical Services Reception before the appointment and answer COVID19 screening questions. Any parents/family that turn up without completing these steps may be turned away.
  • CoE/Camps wanting to bring visitors (eg. visiting coaches, guest speakers, family of athletes etc) onto the AIS need to provide sufficient notice in order for COVID screening protocols to be carried out beforehand. Please forward any requests to ais-hpcamps@ausport.gov.au

Restrictions

Restrictions on Athletes/Staff Coming From Victoria:

  • Anyone who has been in Greater Melbourne on or after May 5 must check you have NOT been to any of the COVID19 public exposure sites
    • Please check this list daily, as more locations are likely to be added.

Restrictions on Athletes/Staff Coming From NSW:

  • Anyone who has been in Greater Sydney on or after April 30 must check you have NOT been to any of the COVID19 public exposure sites
    • Please check this list daily, as more locations are likely to be added.

Contact us

If you have any medical questions about COVID-19 (including about travel or any symptoms) please contact the AIS Medicine doctor attached to your sport or Dr Richard Saw (Lead Physician – AIS Sports Medicine) at Richard.saw@ausport.gov.au or 02 6214 1253.

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