Sportsground Wet Weather Status
COVID-19 Restrictions Update
The following sportsground activities, as detailed in the latest Public Health Order(PDF, 700KB), are allowed in NSW:
- Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people (subject to availability).
- Organised training is permitted with an approved field allocation from Council for Football (Soccer) only at this time. Clubs must comply with the Return to Training guideline of not more than 4 groups of 10 people per field and abide by the Public Health order. Change rooms are to remain closed.
- Outdoor gym equipment and playground equipment can be used with caution.
- Skateparks are open
Please note: All sportsground facilities such as change rooms will remain closed due to COVID-19 Public Health Order.
Sport and Recreation Sector Update - Friday 22 May 2020
The NSW Office of Sport advises that the current Public Health Orders do not prevent any sporting organisation from resuming training. NSW sporting organisations can start training immediately as long as they comply with the current Public Health Orders, including training in maximum groups of 10 people and following the recommended physical distancing measures of 1.5 metres.
It is up to the sporting organisation to adapt or modify their sport, to be in line with the Public Health Orders.
If any club wishes to start training please contact Council to arrange a new ground allocation for the remainder of the winter season.
Current Field Status:
All sportsgrounds and netball courts and their change rooms are CLOSED for organised community sport unless approved in writing by Council via a ground allocation.
Tennis courts remain open with physical distancing rules applying.
Individuals may train in groups of 10 maximum, providing 1.5m physical distancing is maintained.
Training is allowed for fitness purposes and no matches of any kind are permitted.
Wet Weather Field Status (as of 26 May) - All Sportsgrounds are OPEN
The above message is THE CURRENT ADVICE
This web page is updated only if required (by 3pm approx) and will only be updated if the situation changes from the previous advice - usually due to wet weather or field maintenance.
- Synthetic Fields 1 & 2 at Bernie Mullane Reserve are never closed due to wet weather.
- Ground conditions are reviewed daily from Monday to Friday only.
- During wet weather or following ground maintenance, information regarding sports ground closures will also be posted on Twitter
- You can also now subscribe to this page to receive an email when it has been updated (see below).
Why has Council closed the Sports Ground?
Council decides to close grounds based on:
- The potential for injury to players.
- The sport played and the potential for damage to the playing surface.
- The weather forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology.
- The condition of the ground when inspected.
What does open at Clubs' discretion mean?
This means grounds are open if the club determines it is safe to play and the potential for damage to the playing surface is minimal.
In instances where Council information has deemed all grounds open, clubs or umpires and referees may choose to close specific grounds to prevent injury to players. When this occurs, club representatives should erect the grounds closed sign and contact the affected visiting clubs and teams.
Grounds closures can occur at short notice.
Neither sporting clubs nor Parks 355 Management Committees have authority to approve the use of sporting grounds when Council has closed the grounds. Clubs or schools using closed fields will be liable for the full cost of repairs and may lose their licence agreement with Council.