30 April 2021

STATEMENT – GPS Association Sport and Activities Term 2 2021

The Great Public Schools Association Office continues to monitor the global health pandemic of COVID-19 and aligning with the QLD Government Health directives.

Queensland’s COVID Safe Future outlines the current restrictions for Queensland that will reconnect communities.  A notable change for GPS implementation, only applicable to outdoor activities, is that there is no longer the requirement to follow an Industry Plan.  Based on the eight Industry Plans currently in place, the Plans that fall into this category include:

  • Filed Sports (Football, & Rugby)
  • Outdoor Sports (Cross country, Tennis and Track & Field)

Compliance with an Industry COVID Safe Plan plays a vital factor in indoor sports participation (Basketball, Chess & Volleyball), and the GPS is currently unchanged for these activities.

The removal of the Industry Plans for outdoor sports allows the GPS to return to some Pre-COVID match day procedures, commencing round two that includes:

  • Removal of 15minute separation gap between fixtures
  • Return of post-match functions
  • Return usage of changerooms for all levels

The GPS Member schools will continue:

  • promoting physical distancing
  • promotion of good hand and respiratory hygiene
  • collection of contact tracing information (through EVA QR Codes); and
  • the undertaking of regular cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces and equipment.


Sport & Activity Spectator limits
Cross Country, Football, Tennis, Rugby, Track & Field No limit on spectators


Volleyball & Basketball Indoor Industry Plan

Up to a total of 500 spectators (subject to square metres) in an indoor space with COVID Checklist

Chess Note no Approved Industry Plan


·         Held in halls/auditoriums (non-classroom) spectators based on 2m per person, up to 75% capacity of venue

·         Held in classrooms, up to 5 spectators per team based on a 60m2 classroom

The GPS acknowledges that advice and the current situation has and will continue to change rapidly.  As the situation evolves, the GPS will continue to monitor and act accordingly throughout 2021. Our primary objective was and continues to be the students’ welfare and community safety during GPS Sport and Activities.


STATEMENT (30 April 2021) – GPS Association COVID-19 Term 2, 2021 update

STATEMENT (23 Feb 2021) – GPS Association adjusted COVID-19 Term 1, 2021

STATEMENT (17 March) – GPS Cancel Term 1 sport and activities & postpone term 2&3 pre-season training and games

STATEMENT (27 March) – GPS Award Premierships and Pause Term 2 & 3 Sport and Activities

STATEMENT (7 May) – GPS 2020 Sport and Activities in COVID-19 environment

STATEMENT (19 May) – GPS Sport and Activities Return to Play

STATEMENT (16 July) – GPS Sport and Activities Return to Play