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COVID-19 Update: Return to Training

Published on 28th of May, 2020

The Illawarra Academy of Sport will be resuming restricted face-to-face sessions in coaching and physical performance sessions as of Monday 1 June 2020, following the recently revised NSW Government Public Health Order.

Athletes and coaches must adhere to the government, State Sporting Organisation and facility protocols and regulations, including training in maximum groups of 10 people and following the recommended physical distancing measures of 1.5 metres and that the space ratio of 1 person per 4sqm applies. All sessions will be skills based and have no physical contact. During this time no spectators will be allowed at training sessions.  

The safety and wellbeing of our athletes is paramount and stringent hygiene practices will be in place at all sessions, including the availability of hand sanitiser and the cleaning of any shared equipment.  

We strongly recommend all participants download the COVID-SAFE app, and have it on when attending any sessions.  

We are excited to be returning to small group training and also for the ability to include different types of sessions to our athletes, in particular the introduction of conditioning sessions. Commencing from 1 June 2020 we will be conducting conditioning sessions at the University of Wollongong and will be expanding to offer this service in the other Council regions from Monday 8 June, pending council permission.  

We will continue to provide IAS athletes with education sessions through Zoom, home based strength and conditioning sessions, and virtual mobility sessions.  

Strength and Conditioning supervised sessions and gym access are still not available at this time due to current restrictions. We will notify you of any changes to this once they become available.  

Read about how the NSW Regional Academies of Sport have made Innovative Headway during COVID-19 here.