Covid-19 Update


ONSW COVID-19 Update December 2023

Australia is now in its next COVID-19 wave 1.

Current NSW Health Guidance on COVID-19 recommends you stay at home if you have cold or flu symptoms and wear a mask if you need to leave home. Also stay up to date with your Covid-19 vaccinations. The new vaccine released recently is expected to provide better protection against newer Omicron variants of Covid.

So if you are due for another booster now is the time to get it. See recommendations on booster doses.

Clubs should continue to:

  • Advise competitors and volunteers not to attend events if they have cold or flu symptoms.
  • Adopt a cancellation policy of fully refunding entry fees for those entrants who are unable to attend an event due to genuine COVID-19 related concerns.
  • Keep the orienteering community safe by: providing hand sanitiser for competitors before and after competing, encouraging physical distancing, disinfecting surfaces after use, and recommending volunteers and spectators wear masks when in crowded indoor spaces.

Contact ONSW COVID Officer (Margaret Duguid) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0417 470 655 if you have any questions relating to these recommendations.

1 We're in a new COVID wave. What can we expect this time?


ONSW has now archived the COVID-19 resources that were previously available.

Please contact John Murray at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should you want to access any of these resources or see links below.


Sample COVID-19 Safety Plan for Minor Orienteering Events – 21 July 2022

COVID-19 Safety for Community Sport Communication Toolkit – March 2022

Other guidance for organisers

Current NSW Public Health Orders - current

The links below relate to Eventor

How to set up an event so competitors can still enter via Eventor after the event has commenced

How to Register and Add Yourself as a State Casual in Eventor - version 1.0a

Documents for Sydney Summer Series Manual Backup

Casual member registration form


Archived documents

Instructions for preparing a COVID-19 Safety Plan - 21 October 2021 (ONSW)

Sample COVID Safety Plan – Minor Events (older version but more comprehensive)

Hand-washing poster - 1 December 2020

Sport Venue Guidelines for clubs - 17 July 2020 (Sport NSW poster)

Sport Venue Guidelines for participants and spectators - 17 July 2020 (Sport NSW poster)

WHO advice for the public - with downloadable posters

World Health Organisation guidance on cleaning surfaces

Last updated 13th December 2023