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Sunshine Coast Council reopens key sporting fields and courts
Sunshine Coast Council has announced that it has reopened key sporting facilities - the Sunshine Coast Stadium/Kawana Sports Precinct, the Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex, Nambour Showgrounds and Caloundra Indoor Stadium.
Reopened on Monday (8th June), the reopenings followed the Queensland Government having released its Industry COVID Safe Plan for Field Sports and Fitness Facilities.
The Industry COVID Safe Plan - Field Sports - released last week - enables outdoor fields to accommodate multiple playing spaces or zones, with three zones of up to 20 people permitted across ovals and fields and up to 20 people per court for sports such as netball.
Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson said these Council managed sports venues were now taking bookings for all field and court sports, within the guidelines of the approved Industry Plans.
Mayor Jamieson advised “I know many community clubs will be itching to get back on the field so this is great news for many children, organisations and athletes.
“However, we must not undo all of the good work that has been done to flatten the curve.
“So, I am calling on everyone who uses these facilities to ensure that the COVID Safe guidelines are strictly followed.
“COVID hygiene is everyone’s responsibility.
“Maximum occupancy must be adhered to at all times, wash your hands regularly and people must stay at home if they are unwell.
“Clubs and organisations need to ensure they have COVID Safe officers appointed and adhere closely to the maximum people allowed at a location at any one time.”
The Queensland Government’s Industry COVID Safe Plans for Field Sports applies to all sporting fields across the Sunshine Coast, many of which are leased to the community where clubs will need to implement their guidelines.
For more information visit https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Experience-Sunshine-Coast/Sports-and-Leisure/Sports-Complexes-and-Fields.
Images: Action from the AFLQ Schools Cup at the Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex (top) and the Caloundra Indoor Stadium (below). Images courtesy of Sunshine Coast Council.
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