Please be advised that as per the FFA statement regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, ALL Football Gold Coast fixtures will be going ahead as scheduled. This will also include FFA Cup fixtures scheduled for this weekend.
As the situation is fluid, we will be regularly updating our social media platforms and website for updates as they become known to us.
The FFA statement has instructed that spectators and non-essential people to footballing activities are advised to stay away. Therefore, simple measures can be instructed to your members to ensure that these recommendations are met, such as;
- Instruct for only one parent to drop and pick up children from training and games
- Instruct that only essential personnel attend fixtures and keep extended family away for the time being
- Instruct that members practice basic hygiene practices as recommended by government authorities
- Pre-game handshakes are strongly discouraged as per recommendations and FGC referees will not be implementing this before matches
Furthermore, we will be constantly updating our clubs on techniques that they are required to adopt in their day to day operations to ensure the containment and minimization of risk of spread amongst our communities. We also ask all our clubs to continuously familiarize themselves with local news outlets and government instructions as the situation may change quickly.
Lastly, FGC are making it mandatory that all clubs begin sharing our regular updates from our social media channels to their members specifically. This is the first step in ensuring that everyone is kept up to date on all relevant procedures. If you require more information please contact the office on 07 5502 1555.