Gymnastics NSW - Return to Gymnastics

Required action when there is a Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in the Gym

Contact tracing is essential in the fast response and control of COVID-19 spread. NSW Health are working closely with community groups to inform of suspected or confirmed cases, and will help advise with necessary steps. 

 

The Service NSW QR code check-in system will remain in place in the general community. This system will be used to notify people who were in the same venue as a positive case. People will be asked to monitor for symptoms and get tested if they become unwell. Other settings, including schools, workplaces and high-risk settings, such as healthcare and aged care, will have specific risk assessment approaches.
 

What if an athlete or staff test positive? 

(Source: NSW Government) 

  1. Tell the individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 to return home directly and follow the advice from NSW Health.

  2. Ensure the safety of the workplace and workers, for example by cleaning and disinfecting all areas used by the person who tested positive for COVID-19. See further information on cleaning the workplace.

  3. If it is a staff member that tests positiveNotify SafeWork NSW. SafeWork NSW may share this information with NSW Health to assist the contact tracing and management of COVID-19.

  4. Businesses should assess how much contact other individuals had with the person who tested positive for COVID-19, while that person was infectious in the gym. Class rolls and class timetables will be the best method to determine this.

  5. Use the information for people exposed to COVID-19  to help assess low, medium and high risk contacts. If you need assistance with this process, call SafeWork NSW on 131 050.

  6. Your assessment may indicate there are individuals who have had high risk exposures or moderate risk exposures. In this situation, direct the workers to the NSW Health advice in the information for people exposed to COVID-19

  7. Advise members of the positive case. Email GNSW if you would like assistance for wording the communication.  

  8. Consult with staff about the identification and management of any remaining health and safety risks.

How will NSW be involved? 

(Source: NSW Government) 

NSW Health will not be involved in most instances where there is a positive individual in the workplace. NSW Health may become involved if there are multiple cases associated with a business or workplace, or in other specific circumstances. Based on further assessment, NSW Health may recommend further actions to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19.  

Guidelines based off  NSW Public Health Advice