FOOTBALL clubs will need to nominate a COVID-19 safety officer and keep a log of all personnel at sessions in order to resume training.
AFL Victoria has outlined a range of tough measures as part of training involving groups of ten being permissible from next Monday.
They include each club having to nominate a COVID safety officer, who will be required to do online training related to the control of the virus before training can resume.
A log of all those involved in a training session will have to kept and made available for football and health authorities to examine.
In addition to maintaining the register, the officer will be required to ensure all those involved in the club are aware of COVID-19 protocols and take steps to correct any breaches.
All players and officials are being advised to adopt the federal government's COVID-19 app.
Training session requirements include groups of 10 being separated and periods staggered.
No tackling, bumping or marking contests will be permitted with players required to be 1.5 metres apart at all times.
Clubs will be expected to have their changing rooms and club rooms closed, with the only toilets allowed to remain open after sporting gear is removed from premises.
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Hygiene requirements include having hand sanitiser available for use before, during and after training.
Spitting, clearing of nostrils, handshakes and high fives are not acceptable.
Footballs provided by clubs are expected to be disinfected with wipes before and after training.
AFL Victoria is recommending clubs have a minimum of one week of preparation and education before beginning training, which also requires council approval to use grounds for group exercise.