Junior outdoor sport will be first to return in Tasmania, after coronavirus restrictions are eased, but a date has not been set for its come back.
National Cabinet outlined its 15 principles for the staged return of sport and recreation activities on Friday and its initial phase included the resumption of children's outdoor sport.
It suggests beginning with under 10 people in a non-contact fashion, before progressing to more than 10 people with full contact, and includes strict physical distancing measures for non-sporting attendees such as parents.
States will implement the stages individually but the initial phase, and the other stages, have not been given a timeline in Tasmania.
Northern Tasmania Junior Soccer Association operations manager Dale Rigby said due to the large number of parents at games measures were needed.
After about 18 years with the association he said it was odd to not have 2000 junior players at Churchill Park each weekend.
"We don't want to go back too early, our priority is the safety, health and wellbeing of the players, parents, spectators, staff and volunteers," he said.
"The social and health aspect of it is really needed for the children... but just to be able to get back out there will be fantastic."
Grassroots football competitions will remain suspended until at least May 31.
The principles' key points on community sport were:
- The resumption must not compromise the public's health and must be based on objective information to ensure potential transmission rates are conducive to safe conduct
- It should only occur where activity-specific, stringent, public and personal health measures are observed and meeting minimum standards
- At all times organisations must respond to the directives of public health authorities
- Venues be assessed to ensure precautions are taken to minimise risk to participants and those attending
Similarly the state's hockey and AFL bodies have also created their own plans to help players get back once allowed. However neither have set a date for return.
Netball Tasmania will meet on May 28 to discuss a return, to work towards a potential competition resumption from July 1.
Indoor sports such as basketball will have a longer wait before returning as the principles' stated there was 'no good data' on the risk of indoor sporting activity.
"At this time, the risk is assumed to be greater than for outdoor sporting activity, even with similar mitigation steps," it said.
Alongside junior outdoor sport, the initial phase includes outdoor recreational activities such as personal training, boot camps, golf, fishing, bush-walking and swimming.