Sport Australia has developed a Return to Sport Toolkit that includes a suite of resources to help sporting organisations get ready to recommence training, competitions and programs in a safe, responsible and low risk manner.

Important note: State and Territory governments and their public health authorities are responsible for decisions about the resumption of sporting activities in each jurisdiction, both at the professional and community sport level. This Return to Sport Toolkit may be updated from time to time as further guidance material from governments and public health authorities is provided.

The Return to Sport Toolkit includes resources that can be used by all levels of Australian sport:

  • For National Sporting Organisations (NSOs), National Sporting Organisations for People with Disability (NSODs) and State Sporting Organisations (SSOs) recommencing their own training, competitions and programs; and

  • For participation programs and competitive sport (training and competition) conducted at local club and association level.

The Toolkit builds on the AIS Framework for Rebooting of Sport and the Australian Government’s National principles for the resumption of sport and recreation activities and includes easy to use templates and step-by-step checklists for organisations to follow when planning their resumption of sporting activities.

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View the COVID-19 Return to Sport Toolkit HERE

AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and Sport Australia welcome the release by National Cabinet of the National Principles for the Resumption of Sport and Recreation Activities, which provides the pathway for a safe return to sport.

The AIS played a central role in the development of these Principles and they align with the launch of The AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment.

The AIS team, led by Chief Medical Officer, Dr David Hughes, developed this Framework in collaboration with sport CMOs around Australia and in consultation with the Federal Government’s CMOs.  The Framework underpins the Principles, and has been adopted by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and National Cabinet as the guide for the reintroduction of sport and recreation in Australia following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The AIS and Sport Australia will continue to work with the National Institute Network and National Sporting Organisations in implementing a safe return to training and competition activities. All sport and recreation resumption decisions should be based on State and Territory COVID-19 public health advice.

Find out more about ‘the AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment’ by reviewing the linked documents below.