Gymnastics Australia welcomes Sport Australia's Return to Sport Toolkit


Gymnastics Australia has today welcomed the release of Sport Australia’s Return to Sport Toolkit; an important document to help guide the next phase of a rebooting sport.
 
Working alongside the AIS Framework for Rebooting of Sport in a COVID-19 Environment and the Australian Government’s National Principles for the Resumption of Sport and Recreational Activities, the Toolkit provides practical resources that can be adapted and used by any level of sport.
 
Gymnastics Australia (GA) CEO, Kitty Chiller AM, believes the release of this document could not be timelier with states starting to ease restrictions.
 
“In the last two weeks, we have seen both the Northern Territory and Western Australian governments welcome sport back into the community and the positive impact this has made in the community,” said Chiller.
 
“We know there is a plethora information out there for clubs and most of it can be overwhelming. The four stages identified in this document as being key to a return to sport: Prevent, Prepare, Respond and Recover provide practical steps and resources to assist clubs navigate and adapt their programs to ensure a safe return to our sport.
 
“The gymnastics and the broader sporting community is under no illusion that we only have one chance to get this right and in order to do that, we need to take a cautious and considered approach to reopening our doors,” said Chiller.
 
“Since the moment restrictions were enforced some eight-weeks ago, we have been working around the clock, alongside our State and Territory Associations to provide clubs with the right resources and access to the most up-to-date information they need to ensure they can safely and carefully re-open their doors.
 
“This document provides a common-sense approach to how they can do this in a controlled and measured way. 
 
“I would like to congratulate Sport Australia and Hockey Australia for leading the development of this Toolkit and for allowing Gymnastics Australia to have input into the document,” said Chiller.  
 
Gymnastics Australia, along with our State and Territory Associations, will continue to work with Sport Australia, the AIS and all relevant health departments to ensure our clubs are implementing the right measures and continue to adhere to the strictest hygiene measures to ensure a safe return to our sport for all members.
 
To find out more about Sport Australia’s Return to Sport Toolkit, click here.