Last updated: 23 August 2020

Current level of restrictions – Stage Three (ongoing from noon 3 July). New restrictions announced 22 August do not apply to community sports operating under a COVID Safe Plan.

Football activities at Toowong FC operate under a COVID Safe Plan that requires all participants (players, spectators and officials) to:

  • Stay home if they’re unwell.
  • Practice good personal hygiene at all times
  • Log attendance with our online attendance form (or using QR codes around Dunmore Park).
  • Practice physical distancing off-field (family groups must stay 1.5m apart, and everyone must follow signs and directions regarding limited access to some of our facilities).

We encourage you to read Football Queensland’s Return to Play Guidelines.

The committee will contact members directly should there be any alterations to this advice, or impacts on particular games or fixtures as circumstances in Queensland change.

Training dates

From Monday 6 July, training will return to normal days and times for all teams. Our online schedule lists the calendar for TFC activities at Dunmore Park, and is updated regularly.

Season dates

Football Brisbane have released their calendar for the 2020 season, delivering seasons for all teams that are only slightly shorter than usual – a massive achievement and testament to the community’s efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

  • Miniroos (up to U11) – 18 July to 31 October / 8 November (15 rounds, plus 3 Sunday club challenge rounds)·        
  • BPL/Capital – 24 July to 22 November (16 rounds)
  • Juniors (U12 to U18) and City Leagues – 24 July to 8 November (14 rounds)
  • Masters (O35 & O45) – 10 July to 20 November

There will be no finals or cup competitions for any teams this season, with the focus squarely on playing football, enjoyment of the game and the survival of community sports into 2021.

Information for Players

Before training and games, players must:

  1. Be registered in PlayFootball (or through the Footsy app for Masters) and have paid registration fees.
  2. Not attend if they’ve been unwell, or had contact with a known or suspected COVID-19 case.

At training and games, players must:

  1. Come prepared to play – there will be limited access to change rooms/showers
  2. Bring their own drink bottle
  3. Practice good personal hygiene – wash/sanitise hands frequently, no spitting etc.
  4. Avoid interactions like team huddles, high fives and handshakes
  5. Wash any personal equipment (e.g. bibs, jerseys) used and bring to following training session
  6. Practice physical distancing when off-field – keep 1.5m apart and follow signage regarding limited access to facilities

Information for Parents / Carers

Before training and games, parents/carers must:

  1. Stay up to date with information from TFC
  2. Keep in touch with your team coach/manager
  3. Not attend if they’ve been unwell, or had contact with a known or suspected COVID-19 case.

At training and games, parents/carers must:

  1. Practice physical distancing – family groups must keep 1.5m apart and follow signage regarding limited access to facilities.
  2. Check in using our online attendance form.

Information for Spectators & Visiting Teams

At games, spectators and visiting teams must:

  1. Not attend if they’ve been unwell, or had contact with a known or suspected COVID-19 case.
  2. Check in using our online attendance form.
  3. Practice physical distancing off-field – family groups must keep 1.5m apart and follow signage regarding limited access to facilities (including change rooms, which may not be open).

Information for Coaches

Before training and games, coaches must:

  1. Be registered as a coach or team official in PlayFootball
  2. Not attend if they’ve been unwell, or had contact with a known or suspected COVID-19 case.
  3. Confirm they have met Toowong Football Club’s mandatory COVID-19 online training requirements – complete online form here before the first session back.

At training and games, coaches must:

  1. Practice good personal hygiene – wash or sanitise hands frequently, no spitting etc.
  2. Avoid interactions like team huddles, high fives and handshakes
  3. Practice physical distancing when off-field – keep 1.5m apart and follow signage regarding limited access to facilities
  4. Ensure players wash any personal equipment used (bibs etc.)
  5. Ensure there is a designated Training Ground Official for your training session/playing group (can be the coach, a team official, or senior player).

TFC Training Ground Official’s Checklist

Must complete for each session/playing group

  • Complete online attendance form for the session (including team officials)
  • Access equipment in the shed before and after training – one person in the shed at any one time
  • Sanitise shared equipment after the session with provided spray, prior to returning to shed

Contact assist@toowongfc.com.au with any issues or concerns, or if you require further information on returning to football at Toowong FC.