Due to the level of uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the current government restrictions, we wanted to provide schools and participants with an update on the current ‘2020 World All Schools’ event status.
At this point in time, we are hopeful the event will proceed as planned in October this year. Although there are currently restrictions in place on mass gatherings, restrictions have begun to ease with the reduction of new COVID cases here in Queensland. So much so, the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has released its ‘Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment’ and the Queensland State Government, Department of Sport and Recreation last week released a ‘Return to Play guide for Queensland sport, recreation and fitness industries’.
The World All Schools event team and Queensland Touch Football (QTF) are working closely with Touch Football Australia and state government authorities to ensure specific touch football protocols are in place to ensure a safe playing environment at the event. The welfare of the students is our number one priority and will continue to shape the decisions we make.
Planning is well underway, including the recent development of this new ‘QLD All Schools’ dedicated website and we’re excited to get back out on the field in October, should it be safe to do so.
We will continue to monitor the situation and listen to the advice from government and health authorities. Should mass gathering restrictions remain in place, we will have to reassess our position. We can confirm a decision will be made by mid-July to ensure participants and schools can make any necessary arrangements.
Please look after yourself and your family and friends in these times, and we look forward to updating you further as soon as possible.