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Posted by manager on 19/08/2020.

COVID19 Update - COVID Marshals

As of Friday 21 August 2020 a COVID Marshal will be required to supervise a prescribed operation, which includes but is not limited to:

  • The onsite purchase and consumption of food or beverage (whether occurring in an indoor or outdoor area)
  • Social and sporting clubs
  • Operations at gymnasiums and fitness centres
  • Swimming pools used by the public

Under this definition, all equestrian events must include a COVID Marshal, where:

  • less than 200 people are present  - then you must have a nominated COVID Marshal (this can be one of your regular staff or volunteers to perform the role as well as their usual duties).
  • more than 200 people are reasonably expected to be present at or participating - then you must have a dedicated COVID Marshal (this person must not have any other duties in respect of the prescribed operation).

A COVID Marshal must:

  • be easily identifiable (e.g. brightly coloured garments, eye-catching lanyards or badges with ‘COVID MARSHAL’ displayed) (Laminated bagdes can be provided via th ESA office upon request by a trained COVID Marshal).
  • be present and on duty while the activity is operating
  • take reasonable action to ensure compliance of COVID-Safe or COVID Management Plans

All COVID Marshals must complete the free 30 min training course online. Once completed, evidence should be provided to the ESA office via [email protected], along with a list of events that the person will be presenting as COVID Marshal. 

This training module covers the fundamentals of infection prevention and control for COVID-19 including:

  • Understand the COVID-19 virus and your role as COVID Marshal
  • Learn how the COVID-19 virus spreads and ways to assist in its prevention
  • Understand how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 infection, including through your role as a COVID Marshal
  • Recognise COVID-19 symptoms
  • Learn about the importance of social distancing and managing density
  • Learn helpful tips on cleaning and assist in prevention in the workplace
  • Understand where you can get more information

Please refer to the COVID Marshals Frequently Asked Questions and the Emergency Management (Public Activities No 7)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 to learn more about the new COVID Marshal role and what they are required to do.

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