As a club BCFC is fully committed to providing a safe and
healthy environment for members of our club (volunteers, players, personnel,
families, spectators) and the wider community. The practices adopted by BCFC
follows guidance provided by Sport Australia, Football Australia, Football
Victoria, the City of Greater Bendigo, the Victorian State Government and other
The Club monitors and responds to the advice from Football
Victoria and the Victorian State Government in implementing and updating these
The Victorian Government’s guidelines for community sport
and recreation COVIDSafe plan covers six Principles:
Face mask usage
Keeping records and acting quickly if workers,
participants or volunteers become unwell
Limiting congestion in enclosed spaces
Avoiding unnecessary mixing of groups
These guidelines apply to players, coaches and volunteers
participating on match days or at club training. They also apply to parents and
spectators who attend matches, training or other club activities.
1. Must not attend training or matches if in the past 14
days if you:
tested positive to COVID-19;
been unwell or had any flu-like symptoms (even if mild)
come in close contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19
In the event you have tested positive to COVID-19 or come into close contact
with anyone who has, please notify the club so we can ascertain if you have
come into contact with any club members during the infectious period. Please
refer to the Club’s COVIDSafe Plan on the BCFC website.
If you are unwell and have tested negative for COVID-19 you should still
isolate at home until symptoms are completely gone. Once symptom-free, and
subject to any other requirements to isolate, you may return to training after
2. Check in with QR system upon arrival if you are staying
more than 15 mins.
3. Must follow the latest Victorian Government announcements
on the requirements of using face masks. When social distancing is not possible
This means all visitors must carry a mask at all times.
4. Must follow the directions provided by club officials and
signs at our facility and grounds.
5. When queuing or gathering please maintain 1.5 metres
distance. Avoid congestion in indoor spaces.
6. Limit your interactions with other groups (other
follow the latest Victorian Government announcements on the requirements of
using face mask. This means players must carry a mask at all times (keep it in
your kit bag).
off field and outdoors players only need to wear a mask when you cannot keep
1.5 metres from others (outside your group) unless otherwise directed by
Victorian Government restrictions
hand sanitizer regularly, including before and after training.
your own drink bottles and make sure your bottles are clearly labelled with
your name and age group. Do not share drink bottles.
to training dressed, avoid using changing rooms on training nights.
using the toilets, use hand sanitizer.
using training rooms on game days only use the one allocated to your team.
at home where possible.
your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow (not your hands) when you cough
and sneeze and place tissues directly in the bin.
not spit at any time (eg: even when there is no one else around).
must not spit in their gloves to improve grip etc.
the directions of your coaching staff and the BCFC COVID-safety officers.