Update on Coronavirus - 19 May
Dear Dragons Family,
As we are moving towards eased restrictions in NSW we are keenly awaiting advice regarding the return of football and news on the postponed season. You may have received advice from both Football NSW and NWSF in the last couple of days in regards to a possible return to training.
It is important to note that NWSF have confirmed that there is no return to training until we receive further notice from them. As such, until you hear more from the Club all sanctioned events remain on hold.
With that in mind, I want to provide you the current view as to how Macquarie Dragons will manage the pathway back from no sport, which will follow these steps:
Governing bodies issue frameworks and guidelines (we are expecting NWSF to issue these by mid week or 20th May)
Dragons Committee confirm how we will comply with these
Dragons Management Committee confirms plans and secures approvals from appropriate bodies
Dragons Age Convenors communicate requirements to players and officials
Players and officials acknowledge the requirements
Planning for competitions (this step is running in parallel but can’t be firm until the above are complete)
Adherence to frameworks and guidelines is monitored
Guidelines and frameworks will be adjusted to align with changes in circumstances (locally or nationally)
Competition commence (current target is 4/5 July 2020, format to be advised)
Rest assured we want to get through steps 1 to 3 as quickly as possible so that we can provide you all with additional information under step 4.
However the focus of any activity will be on the health and safety of our members, players and officials and of the community we live in.
While we all want to get back out training ASAP we cannot take short-cuts regarding what needs to be done.
We’re going to need your help and understanding if we’re going to make training possible as some things will be different and everyone will need to accept the changes.
As per the above, watch out for further communication from our Age Convenors as they remain your point of contact going forward.
I thank you for your patience as we look to safely manage a return to sport.
In the mean-time, stay safe and look out for each other and maintain safe social distancing practises.