19 July 2021 | Tennis NSW

Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour Update

While over the weekend, restrictions in Greater Sydney were applied to residents of Canterbury Bankstown, Liverpool and Fairfield LGA’s, nothing changed significantly for us in tennis and community sport and the current restrictions continue to still apply.

Face Masks

Please refer to the advice contained here in relation to the wearing of Face Masks in both Greater Sydney and Regional NSW. In summary, the advice in relation to mask wearing for tennis participants, administrators and coaches is as follows;

You must wear a mask if you deal directly with a member of the public e.g. Coaches / Pro-Shop staff / Officials.

You must wear a mask in the following environments:

  • Indoor recreation facilities (unless it is strenuous exercise)
  • Major recreation facilities e.g. Stadiums, Showgrounds
  • Workplaces e.g. offices, Pro-Shops

Under the current Public Health Order, undertaking exercise and outdoor recreation activities remains a reasonable excuse to leave your home. As of 5pm, Friday 9 July:

  • Outdoor public gatherings (including exercise) will be limited to two people (excluding members of the same household);
  • People must stay in their Local Government Area or within 10km of home for exercise and outdoor recreation, with no carpooling between non-household members;
  • NSW Health advice is that no formal competitions or training sessions are to take place and no community sport (whether training or a match) in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour should proceed.

Therefore the recommendation from Tennis NSW in regards to community participation in Greater Sydney is as follows:

  • Singles play is permitted;
  • Private coaching is permitted (this is subject to two people gathering plus a coach). Coaching is permitted as a reasonable excuse to leave home for the purposes of work.

Regional NSW Update

There are currently no restrictions in regards to participation of Community sport in regional NSW including the delivery of coaching services.

We ask our members to refer to the current Public Health Orders and look to carry out strict COVID protocols at your venues including but not limited to ensuring all players check-in via the Services NSW QR code, masks are worn as required and observing social distancing. We remind our members that the current NSW Public Health Order requires that masks must be worn indoors and all indoor space must observe the 1 person per 4 square metre rule.

Please remember that the final assessment of whether a tennis club or venue can operate safely within the current Government guidelines does not rest with Tennis NSW and is the responsibility of the Club, Association and/or Operator. We can only provide a set of recommendations and guidelines to operate within based on the most recent advice from our Federal or Statement Governments.

Thank you for your cooperation and stay safe.

Tennis NSW