COVID Safety

COVID Safety Information for the 2021 Season

  • Participants, officials and spectators are not to arrive any earlier than 20 mins prior to the commencement of their game time. This allows for spacing between competition rounds to allow participants and spectators to leave the facility prior to the arrival of next round participants.
  • DPNA have strict entry and exit points, drop off and pick up zones, along with the movement of people throughout the courts.

If playing on courts 1-9 in the caged area:

ENTRY and Exist can be made from either entrance via Allom Street (near the public car park) or via Green Terrace (near the clubhouse) but will be separated.

2020 caged movement map

If playing on courts 10 or above:

Players can ENTER and EXIT via Green Terrace by walking directly to your court.

Green is the entry route, blue is the exit route.

2020 10- 12 movement map

2020 13- 20 movement map

2020 28- 37 movement map

Full maps showing all entry, exit and expected movements can be viewed here:

Whilst there will be signs at DPNA, please ensure you review these maps PRIOR to familiarise yourself and avoid any confusion on the day.

DPNA COVID Procedures 

DPNA COVID SAFETY PLAN. ADNC Website has been updated Covid Safety Plan (v3.0) for the 2021 Winter Fixtures. 

  •  CLUB COVID SAFETY OFFICERS Each club is to nominate club "Officer" for COVID related concerns. A mobile phone number will be required for contact by the DPNA Covid officer, in case of any urgent changes to restriction status at any time. 
  • QR CODE The DPNA QR Code (available at DPNA and contained within each team kit bag) is to be used to register for all members that coming to the DPNA site is required to check in using this code.
  • SPECTATORS DPNA is requesting 1 spectator per player as per our COVID Safe Plan. There are approximately 8000 people over a Saturday attending the courts. In order to socially distance (1.5m apart) and removing the court and in-between court spaces from our overall leased area, we can only accommodate 1 spectator per player. We want to keep our community healthy and safe. As a result ADNC will not set up or use our ADNC Marquee so please arrange to meet your team in another location such as your allocated court no earlier than 20min before commencement of your game.

  • COVID Safe Procedures. Everyone should use hand sanitiser when arriving at the grounds. It will not be a requirement for the post pads to be wiped down between games. Entrance / Exits will be available at each gate for the enclosed courts. These will be easily identified; however, we ask that members please respect the directions of ground markings. If this becomes a problem DPNA reserves the right to revert back to a one direction entry / one exit. Fruit should not be shared between players during the games. At any time DPNA can be audited under the COVID safe plan, and circumstances or regulations could change quickly if members aren't assisting to keep our community safe. This is not limited to closing the season down or large fines. We as a community have done such a great job to get to this point, and DPNA encourages all of us to continue to ensure our members can participate in netball by following the "new normal" procedures. Please stay away at any time if you feel unwell.


  • Parking will be limited (Hockey has also commenced) - you may need to park further away than normal.
  • There is no parking on Allom Street, Green Terrace or behind the bollards on Green Terrace as these are entry & exit points for members and spectators.
  • Council have locked off the grass area car parks, so please allow plenty of time to find a park.
  • For Sunday parking, DPNA recommend parking in the hockey car park or on Noble Street.
  • There will be no walking permitted through the caged area to get to the car park.

Social distancing of 1.5m must be maintained at all times by spectators and most importantly, if you are unwell - PLEASE STAY HOME!

Food & Drink

The DPNA BBQ and Canteen will be operational this season and the Coffee and Sno-Cone vendors will also be returning. Please remind members to observe social distancing in these areas and the maximum people permitted within an area. The Canteen and BBQ will be CASHLESS – Square EFTPOS/Card facility only.

Player Well-being, Sanitation & Hygiene Packs

The coach of each team has been provided with hygiene pack for use at fixtures and training.


  • All teams are to use antibacterial wipes to wipe down balls, post pads, black folders & any other equipment used throughout the game.
  • Post pads and black folders will need to be wiped down by the first named team on the scorecard on both arrival to the court and at the end of the game.
  • Players are encouraged to use hand sanitiser between quarters.
  • Spectators & bench players need to maintain a safe distance of 1.5m between themselves and others at all times. (This does not apply to players who will be playing on court). 
  • DPNA have the right to stop the game until spectators abide by the social distancing rules.
  • Bench players and fill-ins, who are not playing on court, need to also adhere to social distancing and are to stay with their coach to avoid co-mingling until the end of the game.
  • To access the toilet facilities, if you are playing within the caged area (courts 1-9), the entrance will be through the door in the stairwell of the clubhouse. The toilet exit point will be the toilet door facing the court. The stairwell is to remain free from members unless utilising the toilet amenities (with social distancing to apply).
  • If you are playing on the outside courts (courts 10-29), you will need to use the council toilets, which are situated next to grass courts 32 & 33.
  • The communal shower will not be open

COVID Safety Officers

DPNA requires volunteer COVID Safety Officers from each club to be around the courts for each round on a Saturday and Sunday. This is an important role to ensure the season runs smoothly so please advise us if you can volunteer for a duty.

The role of the COVID Safety Officer is to manage spectator numbers and social distancing requirements for those courts with Aspley games being played.
If you are rostered on to be a COVID Safety Officer for a round, you will need to sign in at the DPNA Control Desk.
The COVID Safety Officer is not counted as a spectator for any games, which means whilst performing these duties, you are able to watch either your child/friend play and all other Aspley teams playing at that particular time and not exceed the spectator per player allowance.

If you are able to assist with performing a COVID Safety Officer duty, please let us know by contacting our COVID Safety Coordinator, Jess Isaac at and let her know your availability.

Other General Info

  • Unfortunately there will be no club tents up this season
  • DPNA have advised that the hooter will sound as usual for all the Saturday rounds
  • Sunday's NetSetGO rounds will have the hooter sound for the start of the round, but all games are to be self-timed.

COVID-19 Safety Plan

In preparation for the return to play, there are protocols our members need to be aware of. This includes Coaches, Managers, players, parents and carers.

The ADNC COVID-19 Safety Plan is based on the following:
1. The 'get in, train and get out' principle
2. Arrive court-ready and bring your own water bottle, towel and hand sanitiser (if possible)
3. Training is limited to 90 minutes (including warm up and cool down) with 15 minutes between groups.
4. There are 2 defined playing zones with dedicated pick up and drop off loading zones.
5. Spectators at training must be limited, with spectators practicing social distancing and located outside of the playing and drop off/pick up zones (for example, remaining in vehicles).

ADNC expects all members, participants, coaches, officials and volunteers to:
• Comply with the health directions of government and public health authorities as issued from time to time;
• Understand and act in accordance with this Plan as amended from time to time;
• Comply with any testing and precautionary measures implemented by ADNC;
• Act with honesty and integrity in regard to the state of their personal health and any potential symptoms; and
• Monitor their health and take a cautious approach to self-isolation and reporting of potential symptoms.

Quick reference guides have been prepared to assist you to familiarise yourself with the requirements of our plan:

COVID-19 Safety Coordinator

The Management Committee has appointed Jessica Isaac as the ADNC COVID-19 Safety Coordinator. The COVID-19 Safety Coordinator is responsible for liaising with Netball Queensland and other relevant stakeholders in relation to ADNC’s response to COVID-19. Romy is the representative of the Management Committee for COVID-19 matters and works closely with Jess.

Jess can be contacted on

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