Member Update: Stage 2 Ease of Restrictions
We, like you, cannot wait to return to the beach and resume the activities that we love.
In order for surf lifesaving clubs across Queensland to start opening their doors for surf sport and club activities, all must have completed Surf Life Saving Queensland Sport: Return to Play COVIDSafe, which was sent to clubs on Friday 29 May, 2020. These must be returned and approved by SLSQ before any training or activities can recommence.
During Stage 2 and Stage 3 of the Queensland government’s Roadmap to easing restrictions, the following sports and activities will be allowed to recommence under specific guidelines set by SLSQ, which align with Federal and Queensland government advice. SLSQ has created guides to help with understanding what is required for you to stay COVIDSafe while participating at your club. These documents can be found on the COVID-19 hub.
Please note, that all SLSQ policies and procedures apply in addition to following risk management protocols in response to COVID-19 requirements.
When will flags return to Queensland beaches?
At the present moment, in order to adhere with State and Federal government advice regarding physical distancing, flags will remain down across Queensland. SLSQ will advise members if this will change in the near future.
Are there any changes to patrol requirements in North Queensland during Stage 2?
No, surveillance patrol will remain in place, in order to adhere with State and Federal government advice regarding physical distancing. SLSQ will advise members if this changes.
Once my club has been approved by SLSQ to start sport training, what training can I do, while adhering to government advice?
Training groups for all sports will be limited to 20 individuals per group, including coaching and support roles. SLSQ has provided a Sport Daily Training Log which coaches must complete each training session in order to be COVIDSafe. Relevant documents can be found above.
What access will I have to my club facilities during Stage 2?
At all times clubs most adhere to Queensland and Federal government advice. More information can be found in above documents.
Queensland Government’s COVIDSafe Active Clubs Kickstart Grant and Fair Play Program
We would strongly recommend that all Clubs apply for the current Queensland Government COVIDSafe Active Clubs Kickstart Grant Program – Round 1. This funding program offers up to $2,000 (exc. GST) in funding support. For more information please visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/active-clubs-kickstart
Parents, guardians and members are also encouraged to revisit the Queensland Government’s Fair Play Voucher Program information to ascertain if they are eligible to apply for up to $150 in membership, registration or participation fees for registered providers. https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/fairplay/apply
SLSQ encourages all members to practice physical distancing of 1.5 metres, maintain good hygiene and follow directions of your coach or trainer.
It is important for the safety and wellbeing of all that if you are feeling unwell, you do not visit your club or participate in training. Please remain at home.
We appreciate your patience and vigilance during this time. We look forward to seeing you again on our Queensland beaches soon.