Our Covid Safe Plan

Covid-19 standards, guidelines, information and resources
* Page updated September 13 2021

GippSport remains open and available to support the Gippsland community sport sector, our members and stakeholders as we have been throughout the pandemic.  We are committed to keeping our programs and services available, implementing CovidSAFE practices and utilising technology where possible. 

Our team continually reviews the Victorian Government guidelines, ensuring we make all the necessary adjustments to meet and comply with the required DHS guidelines and CovidSAFE requirements.

We look forward to working with you and supporting the Gippsland community when you are ready. Please review this page for more information on GippSport’s COVID-19 policies and procedures as well as helpful information and resources.

Physical Distancing

In line with the current guidelines, we are operating with a hybrid of remote working arrangements and some office work. We are implementing workplace bubbles as we transition to Covid-normal operations.
We will be operating with reduced density of seating in communal office and meeting areas.
We are reminding our staff, communities and groups that we work with to practice good hygiene and maintain 1.5 meters physical distance.

Increased Hygiene & Cleaning

In addition to the regular cleaning regime implemented at all of our office sites, we will be implementing additional cleans of high traffic areas and essential program equipment that is required to be shared during sessions.
We encourage all staff and participants to use the hand sanitiser, disinfectant wipes and tissues as provided.

Health & Wellbeing

As we return to work, programs and our capacity building activities we ask that all Gippslander’s practise self-care and good hygiene. If you feel unwell, please stay at home.
Help us and other members of our community by maintaining physical distancing so we can provide a CovidSAFE operation for everyone.
Finally, we ask that you inform us if you contract COVID-19 if you have worked with us and assist us with contact tracing using our Service Victoria QR Codes that we provide for all programs and office sites.

Sector Support

We continue to support the Gippsland community sport sector by providing services remotely.
We offer a range of virtual services to support you and your club, league or association while we navigate a return to community sport.
As the Victorian community progress to Covid normal we’ll be adjusting the way we work, ensuring compliance, and supporting your club to return to play.

Communications

We encourage the Gippsland community sport sector to keep an eye out for notifications on our GippSport website & social media channels regarding up to date information from the Victorian Government about the current restrictions.
Our team will continue to provide our community updates via regular email and other communication with new information, developments and resources to support you, your club, league or association.
How we work with you all will be different to what it was pre-pandemic, and we commit to advising you of how we will work in a CovidSAFE way

Community Programs & Events

We look forward to being able to host community programs and events as we progress to Covid normal.
The recent announcements by the Victorian Government have been welcomed for the community sport sector. We are implementing a return to community programs and activities in line with the current DHS advice.
The current guidelines and directions for the re-start of community sport & related activity are available here: 

https://sport.vic.gov.au/news/articles/Victorias-roadmap-for-sport-and-recreation-latest-restrictions

Our current work status:

We look forward to working with you and supporting the Gippsland community when you are ready. Please review this page for more information on GippSport’s COVID-19 policies and procedures as well as helpful information and resources.

Work Area/Type Status Description
Club Support

Open

We are utilising technology to work with & support clubs, leagues and associations. We utilise Microsoft Teams as our primary tool, however can utilise a range of tools if Teams is not suitable.

Face to face meetings & project work is endorsed ensuring that it fits under the Victorian Government directions:

* Group sizes of 10 or less
* 1 person per 4m2
* Our preference is to use GippSport office sites for face to face work
We are utilising technology to work with & support clubs, leagues and associations. We utilise Microsoft Teams as our primary tool, however can utilise a range of tools if Teams is not suitable.

Face to face meetings & project work is endorsed ensuring that it fits under the Victorian Government directions:

* Group sizes of 10 or less
* 1 person per 4m2
Workshops & training

Face to face: Open

Online: Open

Our face to face community workshops, RSA training ect. are endorsed to proceed, but are subject to modifications to ensure compliance with the Health directions.

Face to face meetings & project work is endorsed ensuring that it fits under the Victorian Government directions:

* Group sizes of 10 or less
* 1 person per 4m2
* Our preference is to host at GippSport office sites
* If community facilities are to be used, we ask that you work with us to implement covidSAFE practices
Sport & Physical Activity Programs

Open: restricted

Our Sport and Active Recreation programs are endrosed to re-start subject to the VicGov health directions.
* Outdoor programs only
* Max group size of 10ppl

Our CovidSAFE policies & procedures

GippSport CovidSAFE Plan

GippSport Return to Programming Framework

GippSport Site Closure Procedure

GippSport Suspected Case Process

Return to work and community sport after COVID-19

Many clubs, leagues, associations & organisations adapted to COVID-19 by working remotely and adopting technology to help staff and team members connect virtually. As we as an organisation transition ourselves to post Covid operation, we are here to help you transition to your covidSAFE operation as well.

Our team is available to assist with:

  • Supporting the development of Return to Play plans
  • Helping to understand & implement the current Covid restrictions
  • Liaising with Local Government around facility access
  • Implementing & understanding your State Sporting Association CovidSAFE documentation

If you would like assistance navigating a return to sport, and/or any other community sport support case, please contact us at info@gippsport.com.au and we will direct you to the most appropriate coordinator to work with you.