Football Queensland has released an update for the football community following today’s Queensland Government announcement of the early easing of restrictions in South East Queensland and Cairns.
From 4pm this Friday, 20 August, Stage 2 restrictions will apply in the impacted SEQ LGAs: Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Logan, Redlands, Moreton Bay, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley and Somerset.
Cairns and Yarrabah LGAs will move into Stage 3 restrictions this Friday, 20 August from 4pm in line with the rest of Queensland.
The Queensland border restrictions currently in place will impact clubs and players participating in Gold Coast and South West competitions with players and teams in NSW unable to participate in organised football activity in Queensland. Further advice on the border restrictions and the operational impacts will be provided by the zone competition administrator in the affected regions.
In line with the easing of restrictions, clubs in South East Queensland and Cairns may recommence training sessions from 4pm this Friday, 20 August, with some restrictions remaining in place in SEQ.
All rescheduled matches for impacted competitions in both SEQ and Cairns will recommence from next Friday, 27 August. This will allow all players and teams the opportunity to train before returning to matches, reducing the risk of injury and providing clubs with sufficient time to prepare for competitions resuming.
In-house MiniRoos or club MiniRoos fixtures may be played on Saturday morning at the club’s discretion.
As football recommences across the state, clubs and participants are reminded of the requirement to follow the Queensland Government restrictions currently in place.
Participants in SEQ must carry a mask at all times when leaving home, and these masks must be worn in all indoor venues such as clubhouses. It is also strongly recommended that masks are worn outdoors when social distancing is not possible.