Released: Return to Training Guidelines May 2020

Released: Return to Training Guidelines May 2020

The impact of COVID-19 has resulted in the suspension of all Softball activities during late March. Since this time, the priority of Softball NSW has been to provide regular updates and also safeguard the health and wellbeing of the community and to do everything we can to slow down the spread of COVID-19.

On Friday 15th May, NSW Health updated their Public Health Orders (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement No 2) which then come into effect with the following restrictions included;

  • A total of ten (10) people may gather;
  • A maximum of 500 people in any single venue at one time (note: this is the responsibility of the venue owner or council);
  • Physical distancing must be maintained at all times (i.e. 1.5m apart);
  • Change rooms to remain closed – toilets may be available for use. If a toilet is accessed via a change room, the toilet may be used, the change room may not;
  • Outdoor sport only – no indoor sport at any time.

Given that Softball is played outdoors, the risk of infection through playing sport is minimal, and now with the rate of infection greatly reduced, it is time to cautiously reintroduce Softball related activity in a staged approach.

These guidelines set out in this document are in line with government directions as at the date stated above. This document and its conditions will be adjusted in accordance with further future government directives.

These guidelines provide an outline for our community the restricted return of Softball training.

Important Note

Training for groups greater than 10 people and playing games are still not permitted under public health guidelines and therefore not sanctioned by Softball NSW.


Ongoing information will be distributed to the Softball community in due course.

More Information

For more information please contact Softball NSW CEO Daniel Rushworth via