Compulsory Pre-Match Check-In Process Introduced

Townsville Touch Football (TTF) has introduced a pre-match check-in process as part of the organisation's Return to Play Guidelines and COVID SAFE PLAN.

The compulsory process is a requirement by the Queensland State Government to assist tracking and tracing should an outbreak of COVID-19 occur in the community, and has now been implemented across all TTF-managed competitions, including the Sunday afternoon Colliers Shield, Monday night Mixed, and Tuesday night Veterans competitions.

To assist with the process, TTF has engaged SportzDigital to develop an online check-in tool that allows participants, officials, and spectators to complete a quick check-in process using their mobile phone.

Participants, officials, and spectators must check-in or cannot visit Queens Park during competitions, and failing to check-in will put our competitions and wider community at risk.

Additionally, the check-in process now replaces the paper-based team sheets, so players who fail to check-in will not have their games counted towards their eligibility to play in the finals series.

TTF Administration will only transfer player records to team sheets based on the check-in data, and similar to the former process of ticking and submitting a team sheet, changes will not be permitted after the day of competition.

Check-in opens for each match one (1) hour before it's scheduled tap-off time, and can be started by scanning a QR Code (available at the grounds) using your mobile device's Camera (or QR Code Scanner) app. Most phones will scan the code and then display a pop-up message to take you to your phone's web browser.

The process then involves creating your profile (with information saved for next time) and choosing your competition, match, and role. A reference number is provided for each check-in to allow you to refer back should it be required.

To assist those who need it, a step-by-step guide is available.

Townsville Touch Football "Dummies Guide to Completing a COVID Check-In" Download

Participants, officials, and spectators, who move between matches and/or areas, are require to complete the pre-match check-in again to ensure the accuracy of any track and trace efforts required by health authorities.