As nation-wide public health restrictions caused by COVID19 begin to ease, states and territories will decide when each step will be implemented locally in response to public health advice and local transmission rates.  Easing of restrictions is positive however it is recognised that forward progress may fluctuate over time and restrictions may need re-applied if transmission rates rise.

Sports Medicine Australia is committed to disseminating expert medical advice, to ensure that education, policy and practice standards can be adapted to support athletes, personnel and volunteers in navigating the rapid pace of change.

It will be vital for professionals and volunteers who are re-engaged in sport over the coming weeks and months to ensure that they are clear about expectations relating to community gatherings, social distancing, hygiene, infection control and how to safely undertake physical contact with athletes where necessary to perform essential sports medical duties.

We’ll keep this page updated with important links as a reference for sports medical networks.


SMA encourages athletes, sporting personnel and volunteers to sign up to the COVIDSafe app which aims to speed up the process of identifying and contacting people who have been exposed to coronavirus, helping to stop further community transmission.