Latest Covid Memos from LAVic

Registration and Covid 

As a centre we are more than aware of the uncertainty of covid and how that may impact the community and registering their children in sport.

Unfortunately we are just as uncertain at times as you, however we want to assure you we are here to help in anyway we can. Below is a little information that may help when deciding to register your children in little athletics with the current Covid restrictions.

Our centre is affiliated with Little Athletics Victoria (LAVic). This means that LAVic take a portion of our membership fees in order to operate. In regards to their refund policies and covid they are currently working on putting a policy together, however it is not yet available.

If you want to register your child and the season does not commence, EMLAC is working on a refund policy for our centre, however it would only include our portion of the membership fee - $35. We are unable to refund LAVic's portion of the membership fee. If you would like more information on this while we are working on our policy please don't hesitate to contact us via email or phone.

TRIAL ATHLETES

Reminder that if you are a new to little athletics, we recommend you register as a trail athletes. By registering this way, you are not committed to paying anything until your two trials are up.

RETURNING MEMBERS

When you fill in your returning membership you are prompted with an invoice and an option to PAY NOW or PAY LATER. You can opt to PAY LATER. You will receive a reminder to pay from LAVic prior to the season commencment. As long as your membership is paid prior to commencement of EMLAC, your athletes details still get processed into our system. This is another option that may help with the uncertainty of Covid and commencement dates at the moment. This way you are not paying your membership until you know the centre is definitely commencing.

Our own reassurance is that the season will commence this year - it is just dependent on when due to the government restrictions. It will be a case of the season possibly looking a little different to normal seasons - but we will have a season non the less.

If you have any question at all, we are always happy to help and discuss your concerns. So please don't hesitate to contact us if you need to.

COVID-19 Safety Guidlines

These guidelines are changing regularly. Please keep up to date with the current regulations and government directives.

NSW Off of Sport NSW Sport  |  Victorian Government

RULES FOR ATHLETES AND PARENTS/GUARIDANS

 

Parents/guardians

  • Stay away if you are feeling sick or unwell.
     

  • 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.
     

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

  • Strictly no DROP AND RUN while athletes are participating.
     

  • 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).
     

  • Maintain physical distancing. Physical distancing does not apply to our athletes as they fall under “on the field play”, however we encourage no physical contact between athletes where possible.
     

  • Please adhere to the gathering rules and restrictions as set by NSW government and LAVic.
     

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

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

 

 

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, towel, hat.

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

  • After each throw, please sanitise your hands.

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

  • HAVE FUN!

 

 

Officiating and parent helpers
 

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

  • 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 echucamoama@lavic.com.au so we have knowledge of your completion.
     

  •  Please bring your own drink bottles, towel, hat etc.
     

  • 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.
     

  • 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 echucamoama@lavic.com.au