In the interests of public health and to stop the spread of COVID-19, it is the recommendation of Softball Queensland that all community softball activities in Queensland be suspended until Wednesday 30th April, 2020. This includes all playing, training, sign-ons and grading. Softball Queensland understands some Associations and Clubs have already made this decision.
The move follows the Federal Government’s announcement of a ban of non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people and outdoor gatherings of more than 500 to help minimise the impact of COVID-19 in Australia and is based on discussions and information provided by Queensland Health, Sport and Recreation, Softball Australia and QSport.
Softball Queensland CEO, Ross Symonds said the decision was difficult but in the best interests of Queensland grassroots softballers: “The wellbeing of softballers and officials is paramount and there was a consensus this morning with respect to deferring community softball to ensure the health and safety of the softball and the wider communities”.
The entire nation is facing unprecedented circumstances as we navigate COVID-19 and deferring community softball was a sensible decision, albeit a challenging one. Softball Queensland will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates as they evolve.
With the safety and wellbeing of members and their families at the forefront of our concerns, we encourage all to stay continually updated with the information provided through Queensland Health; https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19