Community sport has been given the green light to return to training with restrictions.
The NSW Office of Sport announced on Friday that sporting organisations "can start training immediately as long as they comply with the current public health orders".
This includes training in "maximum groups of 10 people and following the recommended physical distancing measures of 1.5 metres".
"It is up to the sporting organisation to adapt or modify their sport, to be in line with the public health orders," the Office of Sport said.
Northern NSW Football said soccer teams could return to training on Wednesday.
The governing body released its "return to training guidelines", with restrictions including social distancing, non-contact skill training drills, minimal sharing of sporting equipment and no contact, including tackling.
Northern NSW Football chief executive David Eland said the guidelines had been distributed to clubs.
"We understand that not all clubs will return to training at the same time," Mr Eland said.
The return to training would be staggered throughout the region "due to individual council requirements and communication with players and participants".
City of Newcastle said it was "working closely with sporting associations to facilitate their plans to resume training in line with current health protocols and specific COVID-19 sporting code guidelines".
Northern NSW Football's priority was to "safeguard the health and wellbeing of the community".
"Given that football is played outdoors, the risk of infection is minimal. With the rate of infection greatly reduced, it is time to cautiously reintroduce football-related activity in a staged approach," Mr Eland said.
He said the responsibility was with "players and clubs to continue good hygiene and practice social distancing in the hope we may return to playing in early July".
The NSW AFL gave clubs the immediate go ahead for "club-sanctioned small group training at community football level in NSW", provided government guidelines were met.
Netball NSW has released guidelines for the return to training in groups of up to 10 people. NSW Rugby League said it was "working on a plan to re-start rugby league competitions in July and hope to be able to provide an update by June 1".
Sporting club volunteers will be faced with the task of managing restrictions at their venues.
Kotara Bears Junior Rugby League Club president Matt Cartwright said the club's volunteers were "prepared for that challenge".
"We're looking at a roster for training to limit congestion. We'll need signs for social distancing and asking people to be responsible," Mr Cartwright said.
"Coaches will be devising programs to limit contact and build on skills, especially kids that haven't played footy before."
He said adhering to the restrictions would be worth it.
"The kids desperately need an outlet," he said.