COVID-19 Information

WDFC COVID-19 Update (7th July 2021):

In accordance with the latest government COVID-19 restrictions, all fixtures have been postponed between Saturday, 26th June 2021 to Friday, 16th July 2021. In addition, all training sessions have been cancelled between Saturday, 26th June 2021 to Friday, 16th July 2021.

NSFA COVID-19 Update (25th June 2021):


After further assessment of the impact of today’s announcement on the NSFA football community and the additional government restrictions taking effect at 11:59pm tonight, we have made the decision to postpone ALL FIXTURES scheduled from 11:59pm tonight (Friday, June 25th) until 11:59pm on Friday, July 9th.

The latest Sydney lockdown will not only impact players, but also referees, coaches and parents. We believe this decision will support Clubs logistically and ensure we continue to lead the community in the most responsible manner.

Please follow the Public Health Order and stay safe.


Under the Public Health Order and advice from the Office of Sport, all NSFA Club football training and XLR8 Player Development Programs can continue as normal for individuals not restricted by the stay at home order.

  • When players and coaches are not training and engaged in physical activity they must wear a face mask.
  • No changerooms are to be used.
  • No huddles are allowed.
  • Please practice social distancing
  • One parent / guardian per player at training, however avoid attendance where possible.
  • If a household member is restricted by the stay at home order another member of the household is permitted to attend training/programs.
NSFA COVID-safe Protocols (updated 1st March 2021):

To help ensure that the appropriate safeguards are in place when participating, all players, parents, officials and spectators (where applicable) are required to adhere to the following:
  • Do not attend football if you are feeling unwell or have any cold or flu like symptoms, even a runny nose or scratchy throat.  Self-isolate immediately and get tested.
  • Wash and/or sanitize hands before and after attending all training and games
  • Players arrive dressed and ready to train or play
  • Limit the use of changerooms
  • Players must comply with the 1.5m social distancing rule at all times (except during games)
  • No shaking hands, high fives or hugging other players, match officials, team officials or spectators
  • No player walkouts prior to matches
  • No player huddles or post-match huddle celebrations
  • Avoid carpooling as this is considered “close contact” and increases the risk of transmission
  • If travelling by bus, coach or by public transport NSW Health advises to wear a face mask
  • Do not share drink bottles
  • Do not share containers of food, including oranges. Players should bring their own food and snacks.
  • Do not bring anyone with you to training or games that has attended any NSW Covid-19 case location listed on the NSW Health website or been in contact with a positive case of Covid-19 within a 2 week period or who has cold or flu like symptoms.  They should also immediately self-isolate and get tested.
  • Avoid bringing anyone who may be at high or increased risk of illness
  • Spectators must observe the 1.5m social distancing rule at all times unless from the same household
  • Players and spectators must not socialise or assemble in groups before, during or after training or games
  • Once training and games are finished, leave the venue as soon as possible
  • Get tested for COVID-19 if you feel unwell or develop cold or flu like symptoms
  • Regularly check the NSW Health Covid-19 Case locations and health advices.
  • Check for updates on the Football NSW Covid-19 Information webpage
Change Rooms
We remind Clubs/Coaches/Players/Officials that if Changerooms are in use to please adhere to the 2 square meter rule (as at 26/2/2021) and comply with the 1.5 physical distancing rule at all times in accordance with the public health order, minimise time spent within the change rooms and ensure the change rooms are cleaned and disinfected regularly and especially in between matches.
Additionally, post-match celebrations within change rooms (and posting of videos or images to social media depicting this) is not permitted as it carries with it a higher risk of potential transmission in the event that a player, team official or match official has Covid-19.

NSW Health Guidelines (updated 29th March 2021):

The most significant change is the removal of the reference to 'community sporting activities' within the PHO. Community sport and recreation activities for Willoughby Dalleys FC will now fall under category below:

Outdoor Sport and Recreation Activities
All sport and recreation activities that take place outdoors for Willoughby dalleys FC now fall under one of the two categories below.

For all community sporting activities registered as COVID safe outdoor events (see detail below), there is a new requirement for all record keeping to be managed electronically. Community sport organisations can support this by registering as a COVID Safe business or organisation.
1. A non-controlled outdoor gathering (up to 200 people) (Clause 19)
These activities are restricted to 200 people (unless the gathering is a COVID-safe outdoor gathering with a COVID-19 Safety Plan (for example, non association approved training & competition fixtures);

2. A non-controlled outdoor gathering (up to 5,000 people) (Clause 19)
The organiser of a COVID-19 safe outdoor gathering is directed to ensure that the number of participants in the gathering is the lesser of: 
(a) the number of persons equivalent to 1 person per 2 square metres of space of the premises in which the activity is conducted, or
(b) 5,000 persons.

The Organiser must have and comply with the Outdoor Events COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Willoughby Dalleys FC has a COVID-19 Safety plan lodged with NSW Health & Willoughby City Council as prepared by our association, Northern Suburbs Football Association Limited (NSFA).

NSW Health List of Locations

Any participant who has visited a NSW Health Covid-19 Case location listed on the NSW Health website or been in contact with a positive case of Covid-19 within a 2 week period are required by NSW Health to immediately self-isolate and get tested.  Any participant with even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat should immediately self-isolate and get tested.  

For football, the listing of a Covid-19 case location does not mean that games cannot take place in those areas, it means that if people have been to a listed Covid-19 case location within a 2-week period or have been in contact with a positive case of Covid-19 or have cold or flu like symptoms, they should self-isolate and get tested.

Please notify your team manager immediately if you have attended a venue or location listed on the NSW Health website during the dates and times specified via the link above.

In the event of a case or suspected case of of COVID-19 in our Club, please refer to the
FNSW Responding to COVID-19 Information.
NSFA COVID-19 Safety Plan

The NSFA's COVID-19 Safety Plan (updated 1st March 2021) has been lodged with NSW Health & each participating Council within the jurisdiction of NSFA.

Willoughby Dalleys FC COVID-19 Safety Coordinator & Safety Plan:

The Club's COVID-19 Safety Coordinator is Bob Tomasic (

Willoughby Dalleys FC COVID-19 Safety Plan (updated 4th April 2021)
Willoughby Dalleys FC COVID-19 Safety Plan (updated 1st March 2021)

For up to date information, please visit the folloiwng links: