Tennis Activity During Covid-19 Alert Level Guidelines

All of the information listed below is current as of 08 June 2020. 

Tennis NZ, affiliated Regions and key Facility Managers have revised the below 'Alert Level 1 Guidelines for Tennis.' 

Alert Level 1 guidelines are below.  

Disclaimer:
Please note that Tennis NZ are not experts on pandemics and as such all New Zealand Government and Ministry of Health information, guidelines and directives supersede this information. These guidelines have been put together by Tennis NZ, affiliated Regions and key Facility Managers, with the purpose of informing our tennis community how we are responding to Covid-19, and to provide recommendations for what we believe is the best course of action for all tennis organisations, clubs, coaches, and facilities. 

Please continue to monitor for further updates from https://covid19.govt.nz and https://health.govt.nz

  • If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
  • If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Healthline and make sure you get tested.
  • Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
  • If you are told by health authorities to self-isolate you must do so immediately.
  • If you’re concerned about your wellbeing, or have underlying health conditions, work with your GP to understand how best to stay healthy.
  • Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen to help contact tracing if needed. Use the NZ COVID Tracer app as a handy way of doing this.
  • Businesses should help people keep track of their movements by displaying the Ministry of Health QR Code for contact tracing.
  • Stay vigilant. There is still a global pandemic going on. People and businesses should be prepared to act fast to step up Alert Levels if we have to.
  • People will have had different experiences over the last couple of months. Whatever you’re feeling — it’s okay. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself.
  • Good hygiene for all staff at all times
  • Events and competitions will be held with an expectation of good hygiene from all staff, players and attendees.  Venues will display government best practice signage and appropriate QR code contact tracing/tracking posters.
  • All Tennis NZ Performance Squad/Programme Training will be held following best hygiene practices.
  • All Tennis NZ in person workshops, education, face to face meetings and external activities will be held following best hygiene practices.
  • Tennis NZ offices are open.  Staff can travel domestically, and international travel is restricted to a case by case basis.
  • Tennis NZ will conduct external business in person or via video conferencing/telephone. 

For Regions, Associations, Clubs, Coaches, and Facilities.

  • Display the following signage prominently on your courts, club rooms, entrances, noticeboards:
    • Good hygiene practices (poster available here)
    • QR code tracer poster. We recommend you use the Ministry of Health NZ Covid Tracer QR code poster – instructions to get a poster for your club can be found here. Most clubs will not have a NZ business number so they will need to email a template spreadsheet to get their QR poster.  Use R911288 for the LocationBIC code in the template spreadsheet.
  • Keep things clean or closed.  Ensure a regular cleaning schedule is in place for shared areas such as changing rooms, toilets, clubrooms, bar tables, door handles.
  • Manage larger events well – for example, at club fundraisers and prizegivings ensure all attendees register to attend (or, as organizer, keep a good register) especially if you can’t guarantee that people will have checked in using the QR code tracer displayed at your venue.

Tennis NZ check-in tool
The Tennis NZ check in tool that was created for Level 3 is still live and functioning. Your club may wish to continue to ask users to check in for the next few weeks. This might be useful whilst your club transitions to the QR code tracer poster mentioned above.