Corona Virus (COVID-19) UPDATES

The purpose of this page to assist everyone in keeping you informed with the latest updates from the club and associated governing bodies along with some useful health links.

RETURN TO TRAINING PLAN - COMMENCING 8TH JUNE 2020

FOOTBALL IS BACK ! A massive thanks to everyone for your patience waiting for football to return.  information is extremely important as we NEED everyone to adhere to all aspects of the STAGE 2 training plan to ensure a safe return to football activities for all involved.  CLICK HERE to download and read the Return to Training Plan.

CLICK HERE STAGE TWO Training Schedule commencing this coming MONDAY 8th JUNE.

CLICK HERE for ALL Player DROP OFF  /  PICK UP Procedures located at FIELD 3 Car Park

CLICK HERE for Return to Training Protocols

You will all receive an email prior to your first training session with a Return to Training Invite. Please read, ensure all your details are correct on our club register and reply ASAP. This will ensure smooth and safe return to training for all involved.

Coaches - we have links to NON-Contact Training Drills located on our web page for your reference. CLICK HERE

TRAINING FIELD - PLAYER ENTRY / EXIT
Please refer to the training schedule to know your allocated field
Field  Entry &  Exit  Locations

Rochedale Rovers FC COVID-19 Update - 4th June 2020

Rochedale Rovers FC COVID-19 Update

Introduction

Rochedale Rovers appreciate everyone’s support and patience since the suspension of football activities.

Football is about to enter Stage 2 of its Restart Program and we are keen to update you on a return to playing football at Rovers. The coming weeks will be exciting for everyone at the club with the restart to be closely followed by the completion of our new Clubhouse and we are planning for a safe and organised return to playing football again at Underwood Park.

For the last 3 months the FFA, FQ and FB have been working closely with State Government and Clubs on a plan to restart footballing activities as soon as it is safe to do so. Even with the Covid-19 outbreak largely under control this planning task is enormous, especially at club level, with the vast majority of our resources being volunteers. The details of our plan for a successful restart process will be forwarded to you as soon as they are finalised in the coming days.

Significant progress has been made by all involved and a process for the restarting of football is beginning to emerge with guidelines around training activities and training schedules almost completed.

Background

On 13th May 2020, the FFA released its “Game plan for resuming grassroots football in Australia”, which encapsulated guidance from the national government and details laid out by the AIS in its “Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment” advisory document.

The guidelines prescribe a three-stage process which has been adopted by the Queensland Government, supported by FQ and FB.

Stage #1 – 13th May to midnight 31st May 2020

Allowed outdoor training in pairs with no contact. This has not enabled any training activities at the Club to date.

Stage #2 – 8th June to midnight 10th July

The Queensland Government announced on 31st May that it will bring forward Stage #2 implementation from the 12th June to the 1st June. 

At this time Stage 2 conditions were amended from allowing Club fields to be re-opened on a limited basis with training numbers limited to a maximum of 20 people at any session over a single Club venue (not field) but we are still awaiting new advice on allowable training space and participation numbers. Details of a schedule to accommodate these measures is coming together and will be shared with you when completed.

It is a requirement, however, that control procedures be implemented to ensure the provision of a safe training environment with Health & Hygiene a priority. We are hopeful that training will be able to recommence without a severe restriction on numbers and allowable space.

We are clearly not in a position to restart with a safe training environment on 1st June.

It is likely that Rovers will schedule a safe and organised training restart date of Monday 8th June which will meet all necessary guidelines.

Stage #3 – From 11th July onwards

In Stage 3 of the Restart, from 11th July 2020, up to 100 people will be allowed to be at Underwood Park at any one time, albeit still with strict control procedures in place. 

Following commencement of this stage Football Queensland and Football Brisbane are currently indicating a re-start for competitive fixtures in the period of 17th – 24th July 2020 onwards.

It is their intent to schedule as many games as it is safe and practicable to do so through to the end of an extended season. Football Queensland and Football Brisbane will advise season structure soon.

COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions

Stages 2 and 3 require clubs to establish Covid – 19 Health & Hygiene controls at their venues. Some of the detail involved is laid out in the Football Queensland “Return to Training Guidelines" CLICK HERE

In these control measures, strict social distancing, sanitisation, health monitoring, equipment cleaning and attendance recording procedures are mandatory. Other than the fields, no other club facilities will be opened in Stage 2 and players will be required to arrive wearing their kit and adhere to the “Arrive, Train, Leave” protocols. 

With the Clubhouse in it’s final build stages during this time, the bar, clubhouse and canteen will not be able to function in the early period of Stage 3.

Club Volunteers

It is clear from the above requirements that the re-opening of the Club for football is going to require a major increase in our volunteer resources to ensure that we are able to meet our compliance obligations throughout the restart process. 

Therefore, we ask all members who have already indicated on their registrations a keen interest in volunteering at the club to immediately contact Amanda Hansen at the club @ hansenhouse2@bigpond.com who will advise on the tasks requiring assistance for us to provide a safe environment for our players and coaches. Volunteers will be based around each team group so that compliance obligations are met without disrupting the sessions for players and coaches. 

Becoming a Club Volunteer for a few months so that we can keep everyone at the Club safe and get players back playing again will be greatly appreciated by myself and the Rovers Committee.

Looking Ahead

Everything being planned and implemented over the coming months will be a new experience for us all and while it will be difficult for all clubs, it comes at a time for Rovers when we will be getting used to our new Clubhouse .  As always, your club officials, volunteers and coaches will be trying their very best to provide the best possible environment for a safe return to football but I know that we can fortunately rely on the members of Rochedale Rovers to carry the Rovers spirit through these challenging times as we are all in this together!

Come On You Rovers.

Yours sincerely,

 

RRFC COMMITTEE

Football Association Updates - FFA, FQ & FB

CLICK HERE - Football Federation Australia

CLICK HERE - Football Queensland 

CLICK HERE to monitor all updates from Football Brisbane in relation to COVID-19


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