GRANDPARENTS will be encouraged to stay away and just one parent permitted to attend junior sport after Sport Australia released its suggested guidelines for the safe return of community sport on Sunday.
While it is up to the NSW government to determine when sport across the state will return, the federal government's head sporting body has release its roadmap as coronavirus restrictions continue to ease.
Training in groups of ten under social distancing guidelines is already permitted and clubs are being encouraged to take at least a week to educate their members on protocols.
"I urge all sporting participants not to jump the starting gun " Sports Australia chief executive Rob Dalton said.
"Australia's sporting community is desperately keen to get resume playing the sports they love, but we need to ensure that is done in a responsible manner."
The Return To Sport Toolkit navigates through stages Prevent, Prepare, Respond and Recover on ensuring the safest environment for clubs which rely heavily on volunteers.
"The Toolkit works through four stages of return to sport: Prevent, Prepare, Respond and Recover," Dalton said.
"In the Prevent stage, it concentrates on steps like getting your COVID-19 Safety Plan in place and communicating that with members.
"Practical steps in the Prepare stage are looking at safe facility practises, like hand-sanitisers, attendance registers at training and limiting shared equipment as much as possible.
"Sports also need to be prepared for illness management, noting things can change quickly in your local area, which is covered by the Respond and Recover stages."
The guidelines can be found at sportaus.gov.au.