Play by the Rules – The riskiest thing we can do now is nothing – 7 things to get on with

While we are some way off understanding the true impact of COVID–19 on community sport, it’s been heartening to see so many sports getting on the front foot and taking action to address the current situation and plan for the future, whatever that entails. As the shell shock of close down subsides there is also more and more important discussion and thinking about what the future will look like.

Play by the Rules – How to stay fit and active at home during the coronavirus self-isolation

The extensive social distancing policies put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 mean most people will have to spend much, if not all, their time at home. It is important sport supports its members and fans to remain active whilst adhering to the current restrictions.

Australia’s biggest online exercise class for seniors – Wednesday 29 April

Active Seniors is encouraging as many Seniors as possible to keep active and connected during this period of self isolation by offering a free online exercise class. The class will be hosted on Facebook live, Zoom and YouTube live. The class will last 30 minutes and is free for all attendees.

Mental Health and Relational Safety in a COVID-19 World

The attached article is written by Professor Nicholas Proctor who is the Chair: Mental Health Nursing UNISA Clinical and Health Sciences.

Information for organisations and clubs – Strategic Planning

It is important that sporting organisations are best placed to resume activity in professional, contemporary organisations. The restart will likely look different to what clubs and associations are used to as ‘business as normal’. Now is a good time for Boards and Committees to review and update their strategic and operational plans and ensure the whole of the organisation is focussed on the desired future moving forward.

The link below contains strategic planning resources and information that are valuable in developing clubs and organisations.


Tasmanian Government COVID-19 information and support

The Tasmanian Government’s website is the first point of call for COVID-19 information relating to Tasmania. It includes:

·      Tasmanian Government media releases

·      Coronavirus facts

·      How to keep yourself safe

·      Information (including current restrictions) for families, community, business, employees and travellers

·      Details of stimulus and support opportunities currently available.

Australian Government COVID-19 information and support

The Australian Government’s website is regularly updated to give you the latest Coronavirus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia. If your sport operates as a business, you may be eligible for assistance from the Australian Government to manage cash flow challenges and retain employees. Australian Government Support for Businesses includes:

For regular Australian Government updates, download the ‘Coronavirus Australia’ app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, or join the WhatsApp channel on iOS or Android.

Contact us
For further information please contact Communities, Sport and Recreation on 1800 252 476 or