PLAY SAFE GUIDELINES - HEALTH & HYGIENE GUIDELINES FOR PLAYERS AND COACHES

These guidelines link directly to the Auckland Table Tennis Association Activity During COVID-19 Alert Level Guidelines.

These health and hygiene guidelines are for players and coaches. 

PLAY SAFE GUIDELINES FOR PLAYERS

Before you play

You must stay at home if you:

  • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • Have been overseas or exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • Have flu-like symptoms
  • Or are in a high risk health category.

Attending table tennis activities

  • Wash your hands before you play, and afterwards too
  • Arrive and leave as close as possible to when you need to
  • Exercise caution with common touch points (e.g. doors and gates)
  • Check the Auckland Table Tennis Association safety plan to make sure you are aware of, and can follow the guidelines

Behaviours

To protect against infection, you should:

  • Wash/sterilise your hands before and after you play and avoid touching your face while playing
  • Not share water bottles and bring your own full bottle
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or hand-sanitiser when available. It is recommended to carry your own hand sanitiser with you
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes and dispose of any used tissues immediately
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Do not attend if you are feeling unwell
  • Avoid touching any shared surfaces (net posts, chairs etc). If you do touch anything that is not your own equipment, you must clean these thoroughly before you leave.

After play

If you become sick with COVID-19 symptoms within 10 days of playing at the Auckland table tennis stadium, it is vital that you inform Shane Warbrooke, CEO, e-mail aucklandtt@xtra.co.nz or phone +64 9 520 2291

PLAY SAFE GUIDELINES FOR COACHES

Table tennis equipment

  • Make sure you clean your hands before and after coming off the table
  • Do not touch your face after touching a ball, bat, or other table tennis equipment
  • Use fewer balls per session
  • Replace all balls if someone with/suspected to have COVID-19 comes in contact with them

Clean environment

Providing a clean environment to play table tennis in is essential. The Auckland Table Tennis Association will:

  • Provide soap, hand-sanitiser or wipes at all main contact points
  • Clean any surfaces which may have blood, body fluids and/or secretions or excretions on them
  • Regularly remind and encourage everyone, particularly juniors, of the need to wash hands regularly and adopt the other principles of a good hygiene strategy
  • Display signage about handwashing and hygiene techniques at strategic points like at the front entrance and at all Hello Club kiosks