Tennis NSW COVID-19 UPDATE AS AT 31 JAN

The Tennis NSW Board has updated the guidelines for participation in the sport by removing the requirement for mandatory COVID-19 vaccination from Tuesday 1 February 2022.

The change now brings participation in tennis in NSW into line with the NSW State Government position which currently states:

Anyone can now participate in sport and exercise.
• People are no longer required to be fully vaccinated or carry vaccination evidence.
• Face masks are required indoors when not participating in exercise.
• Density limits no longer apply.
• COVID Safety Plans are no longer required.

With the State Government having allowed both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals to participate in sport and exercise for some time now, it is timely for tennis to follow suit and align with the current Public Health Order.

Any venue in NSW (including tennis venues) retains the right to enforce mandatory vaccination at their own premises. Therefore, individual tennis venues are permitted to continue to require proof of vaccination for entry to their premises if they choose to do so, which should be respected by patrons at those venues.

However, in making the change to the statewide guidelines, Tennis NSW is no longer requiring a standard which exceeds the current Public Health Order and is moving to a position in line with how the general community in NSW is now operating.

 Please continue to follow the rules that are still in place under the Public Health Orders including:

 ·         QR code sign-in,

 ·         social distancing rules (1 person per 2 sq metres) 

 ·         do not come to the centre if unwell,

 ·         bring your own drinks, hand towel and sanitiser.

 ·          If you are unsure of the rules please click here to access the latest NSW Govt updates  https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/stay-safe/rules/fully-vaccinated#toc-events-and-entertainment

 

The main clubhouse will now revert to its usual operating procedure of serving through the open ProShop window rather than the service window.  Patrons' use of the inside toilets, and access to kitchen and drink cooler will resume.