With an abundance of information making its way online and via the media, we wanted to provide our community with a central hub of reputable advice and information as it comes to hand.
As the situation surrounding COVID-19 constantly and rapidly evolves, we will strive to keep this page updated as new information and resources are made available.
If you have a question about the information below, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gymnastics Australia's affiliated clubs are facing major operational, financial and logistical challenges. To try and help our clubs navigate this difficult time, GA has created a dedicated page on our website with all the latest information regarding support available.
Included is information regarding:
We also encourage clubs to work with your respective state/territory association.
The current situation represents a time where the health, safety and well-being of your child remains our highest priority.
It is mandatory that all coaches hold a current Working with Children Check (or equivalent) whilst training athletes in an online environment.
Coaching Delivered Online
If your child commences training on social media or another virtual platform, we recommend that written parental consent is provided and interactions are always open and transparent.
Private messaging between a child and a coach is considered the same as a behind closed doors discussion and is not acceptable.
The main principles for a club and coach to abide by when interacting with an athlete in a virtual capacity are:
For further clarification about the Do’s and Don’ts whilst training athletes in an online environment watch this short explainer video.
At Gymnastics Australia, we are committed to supporting you during this difficult time to keep you fit, healthy and motivated even when you are unable to attend your regular gym.
Below is information about the types of programs you can do at home whilst still being covered under our insurance known as the National Risk Protection Program (NRPP).
Below are some guidelines on how to set-up at home:
Always remember to reinforce safe hygiene and social distancing practices and comply with all state and federal regulations.
As at Monday 23 March 2020, all Technical Memberships will be extended for the duration that clubs are required to be closed.
This means that if your Technical Membership was due to expire on Monday 23 March or later, you will still be registered as a current Technical Member and will not be required to renew during this period.
Further to this, you will now only be required to attain 50% of the updating points required to renew your technical membership as per the table below:
We have created this fact sheet with information and guidance on the types of programs you can provide to athletes whilst still being covered under the National Risk Protection Program (NRPP). To view this fact sheet, click here
If you require further clarity regarding your technical membership, email us at email@example.com.