COVID 19 Update -Return to Play (updated 1/7/20)

Hills District Netball Association, Wed Jul 1, 2020 6:10PM



Please see the HDNA COVID-19 POLICY for confirmed or suspected cases. 


On Thursday June 25, HDNA received the COVID-19 Safety Plan Return to Play Guidelines from Netball NSW. Late yesterday, the NSW Government published the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (no 4) 2020.


This public health order does not align with the advice and safety plans provided by Netball NSW as it limits public outdoor gatherings for community sport to 500 participants.


Netball NSW have applied for an exemption, however, at this point we are not certain when, or if, an exemption will be granted.



For the reason above, HDNA will revert to the previously communicated limit of 25 people per court ie. team, coaches (including co-coaches), manager and umpires when we return to play this weekend. There will be NO spectators. 

To aid access and egress, we will also revert to 12 minute quarters and request that teams arrive not more than 20 minutes before the game.

Our access and egress plan will remain the same with the addition of a "kiss and drop" area in the car-park at the venue entry. This area will be monitored and managed by HDNA volunteers to ensure car-park safety. Teams should agree a meeting place and, particularly for children, should move to and from the court as a team.

The requirement for teams to leave the court immediately at the end of the game remains the same.




Since June 13, training allowed a maximum of 20 people on an outdoor court at any one time, INCLUDING, players plus any coaches, parents, spectators etc. The 20 person court limit cannot be exceeded at any time. On July 1, we  move to Level C of the Netball Australia Training, Competition & Venue Guidelines and full training will be allowed with body contact and training games. Participants should arrive no more that 15 minutes prior to training and leave immediately afterwards. Spectators are allowed but should be aware of social distancing requirements.


Further detail on current guidelines

Please CLICK HEREfor a safety toolkit which includes infographics which summarises the current guidelines for Netball Activity. These guidelines will be further updated after July 1 with the Return to Play information.

We thank you for your patience and support this season and look forward to seeing the first centre pass at 8.15 on July 4.





Last updated: Thursday July 9, 2020 10:16AM
Author: HDNA