{{ alt }}

Return to Play

Touch Football Australia's guidelines and collateral for a safe return to play



Resources for a Safe Return to Touch Football

This web hub provides all the COVID-19 guidelines and collateral that competition administrators, players, coaches, parents, spectators and Referees need for a safe return to Touch Football. While timelines will vary from state to state, the following protocols and guidelines serve as a minimum baseline to be adhered to at all times in order to keep all  members of the Touch Football community safe and align with State, Territory and Federal Government legislation.



TFA Reporting Process

All member types with known cases or have taken a test for COVID-19 must take the following steps:

  • Inform your Competition Administrators
  • Inform Touch Football Australia by emailing coronavirus@touchfootball.com.au
  • Work with your State or Territory Health Department for next steps

Free course

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): What It Is, How to Prevent Spread

Take this quick, free online course, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - What It Is, How to Prevent Spread. Available now on Touch Football Australia's learning management system, The Nest. The course reinforces these behaviours through brief, engaging activities that help put these essential practices into context.

Digital Booklet

Full Return-to-Play Protocols and Guidelines

Click through if you want to read the full TFA - COVID-19 Return-to-Play Protocols and Guidelines document.



AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport

Within the AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport, return to play is divided into key stages. In a Touch Football sense we have categorised them in the following ways:

  • Stage A –No Touch

Throughout Stage A, the Touch Football community is encouraged to participate in solo training. These sessions must be conducted alone and could include, skills training or fitness training. Competition Administrators are encouraged to review specific State and Territory legislation and announce their own return-to-play dates after reviewing and implementing the Hygiene Protocols, Social Distancing and other conditions required throughout this document.

  • Stage B –Training for Touch

Throughout Stage B, the Touch Football community can prepare to play Touch Football in small-group training environments, focusing primarily on skill-development activities and minimising contact wherever possible. Competition Administrators will be encouraged to open registrations after reviewing specific State and Territory legislation and implementing strategies to adhere to requirements around gathering size, Hygiene Protocols, Social Distancing and any other conditions required throughout this document.

  • Stage C –Return to Playing Touch

Throughout Stage C, the Touch Football community is now able to return to play Touch Football in competition environments, with a key focus on adhering to specific State and Territory legislation around gathering size, Hygiene Protocols, Social Distancing and any other conditions required throughout this document.

Major Partners

Official Partners

Government Partners