COVID-19 Safety Guidlines

As you would all be aware, we have been lucky enough to be able to begin competition for the 2020/21 season.

To enable us to start our season, we do need to comply with the COVID-19 safe practices in returning to sport along with abiding by LAVIC's Return to Competition protocols.

This is a must to follow by all our athletes and parents/guardians so that we are able to continue our sport in a safe manner.

The main following rules will apply to everyone and we will have Covid Safety Officers on the track ensuring everyone is following the rules.

If we don't abide by these rules we do run the risk of being closed down and not being able to run, so we do appreciate everyone's cooperation.




  1. Stay away if you are feeling sick or unwell.

  2. All Victorian members will need a permit to cross the border. Please allow enough time to get over the bridge as delays can be lengthy.

  3. We are encouraging a “Get in and get out” approach to centre competition days.

  4. All athletes must have registered prior to competing. If an athlete has not registered, they cannot participate on the day. For returning member go to or REGISTER NOW button on our home page to register. All new members please register via our NEW MEMBERS registration button on home page.

  5. Upon arrival, and sanitise hands. Regularly sanitise hands throughout the morning at the hand sanitiser stations in the spectator areas.

  6. Entry is strictly via the front gate at the start of the canteen building from the carpark.

  7. Upon entry parents MUST sign in via the QR CODE provided using their mobile device. Once scanned you will follow the prompts to sign in. Athletes do not have to sign in.

  8. Strictly no DROP AND RUN while athletes are participating.

  9. Remain in spectator areas, DO NOT GO ONTO THE TRACK OR FIELD AREAS. (unless you are rostered on to be an event or age group leader).

  10. One parent/ guardian per registered athlete to attend. Other spectators are discouraged from attending.

  11. Maintain physical distancing of 1.5 meters from other parents. Physical distance does not apply to our athletes for “on the field play”.

  12. Do not gather in more than groups of 10.

  13. You will be rostered on throughout the season to assist in the running of an event or managing an age group.  You will remain at that event or with the age group for the entire morning until all events have been completed.  If you cannot attend, please organise a replacement.

  14. Adhere to and follow directions from the Covid Safe Officials or EMLAC committee members.


  16. No athletes or guardians are to enter the EMLAC shed at any time during the course of competition. Authorised personnel only.

  17. We are not taking any manual uniform orders at the moment. All uniforms will be updated on our website in our uniform shop. You may order from there. If you need to try a size on please email us at and we will allocate a time for you to enter the uniform shop onsite.



Athletes and competition

  • Stay away if unwell.

  • If you have your own equipment you are encouraged to bring it along to use. 

  • Sanitise hands upon entry.

  • Head straight to your age group marker and hang out with your friends until we start. You don’t need to sign in at the entry point.

  • Have your own drink bottle.

  • Keep your own clothing separate from others, after the warm up give your jumper to Mum, Dad or guardian.

  • No physical contact with others, no shaking hands, high fives or hugs.

  • After each throw or jump sanitise your hands.

  • Your group leader will help you move around to all your events.




Officiating and parent helpers

  1. We have appointed our CSO that will direct all our volunteers on what is needed in regards to running a safe and compliant competition

  2. It is not a current requirement of our parent helpers to have done this, however we encourage if you are interested, in completing the Covid Infection Control Training. You can do so at this link HERE. It is very short and easy to do. If you do complete this training, please email your certificate of completion to so we have knowledge of your completion.

  3.  Please bring your own drink bottles.

  4. Duties will include officiating an event ie; measuring and recording. Sanitising equipment between each use and between each age group. With events such and long and triple jump and the use of rakes and the like, gloves will be provided to use and help with sanitisation.

    2 Officiators stationed at each event and 1-2 chaperones per age group (depending on age group size and availability).


  5. All detailed information will be provided by our CSO and a roster of duties will be allocated to each family throughout the season.


For any more information or questions on our Covid safety protocols and plan please don’t hesitate to contact us at