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COVID-19 and Sporting Activity

Current advice for those using the AIS Canberra Campus

Last updated 2 August 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:

  • Updates for QLD, SA and VIC.

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)

  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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
  • There have been recent cases of COVID19 in the community in most states/territories. With this in mind, we recommend that all athletes/staff planning on coming to the AIS should follow the ‘restricted activities’ requirements for the 14 days before coming onsite (details attached). This is mandatory for people coming from specified areas (listed below), but may be added as a requirement to other locations at short notice.
  • A guide to how to safely put on and take off a mask can be found here.
  • For anyone travelling to the ACT, you should check what requirements your State/Territory public health authority are imposing for your return. The information we provide relates to coming to the ACT/AIS, not your return home. More information can be found here:

Restrictions

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Restrictions on Athletes/Staff Coming From NSW:

  • No one can travel to the ACT from Greater Sydney, Central Coast, Shellharbour, Wollongong or Blue Mountains currently.
  • When travel from Greater Sydney and surrounds to the AIS is permitted again, you will be required to have followed the ‘restricted activities’ requirements for the 14 days before coming to the AIS.
  • Anyone coming to the AIS from other areas of NSW must check you have NOT been to any of the COVID19 public exposure sites.
    • If you have been to any of the sites (no matter what tier) at the times listed, follow the public health requirements, notify AIS Sports Medicine and do not come onsite until cleared to do so.

Restrictions on Athletes/Staff Coming From Victoria:

  • Anyone who has been in Victoria in the past 14 days must check you have NOT been to any of the COVID19 public exposure sites, and complete an online declaration form within 24 hours of arrival into the ACT.
    • If you have been to any of the sites (no matter what tier) at the times listed, follow the public health requirements, notify AIS Sports Medicine and do not come onsite until cleared to do so.
  • Anyone coming to the AIS who has been in Victoria in the past 14 days must follow the ‘restricted activities’ requirements while in Victoria in the 14 days before coming onsite (see attachment for details).

Restrictions on Athletes/Staff Coming From Queensland:

  • The ACT Government has a stay-at-home requirement in place for anyone who has been in any of the below 11 LGAs of South East Queensland on or after 21 July 2021. You will be required to stay at home until 11:59pm Tuesday 3 August 2021 or until advised otherwise.
    • City of Brisbane,
    • Moreton Bay Region,
    • City of Gold Coast,
    • City of Ipswich,
    • Lockyer Valley Regional Council,
    • Logan City,
    • Noosa Shire Council,
    • Redland City,
    • Scenic Rim Regional Council,
    • Somerset Regional Council, or
    • Sunshine Coast Regional Council
  • Anyone who has been in Queensland in the past 14 days must check you have NOT been to any of the COVID19 public exposure sites, and complete an online declaration form within 24 hours of arrival into the ACT (if you have been in the specified parts of Queensland).
    • If you have been to any of the sites (no matter what tier) at the times listed, follow the public health requirements, notify AIS Sports Medicine and do not come onsite until cleared to do so.
  • Anyone coming to the AIS who has been in Greater Brisbane, the Gold Coast, or the Sunshine Coast in the past 14 days must follow the ‘restricted activities’ requirements while in these locations in the 14 days before coming onsite (see attachment for details).

Restrictions on Athletes/Staff Coming From South Australia:

  • Anyone who has been in South Australia in the past 14 days must check you have NOT been to any of the COVID19 public exposure sites.
    • If you have been to any of the sites (no matter what tier) at the times listed, follow the public health requirements, notify AIS Sports Medicine and do not come onsite until cleared to do so.
  • Anyone coming to the AIS who has been in Adelaide in the past 14 days must follow the ‘restricted activities’ requirements while in Adelaide in the 14 days before coming onsite (see attachment for details).

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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