Last night the WA Government released safety guidelines to assist groups, organisations and businesses in the development of their COVID Safety Plan for Sport and Recreational activities.
As a requirement to mitigate the risks of COVID-19, all Volleyball WA clubs and affiliates with venues are required to complete a COVID Saftey Plan. The plan must be completed before the reopening and delivery of any activities as outlined in the WA Government’s Phase 2 easing of social distancing measures.
Before hiring any facilities, Volleyball WA strongly recommends all affiliate clubs and organisations complete a COVID Saftey Plan.
Volleyball WA CEO Robyn Kuhl said she is ‘encouraged by the WA guidelines’.
“The information released by the WA Government is a welcomed development to help get the sport back on track. We are all in this together, so I would ask all of our stakeholders to remain vigilant as we begin to enjoy our new normal.” said Kuhl.
The criteria for the COVID Safety Plan includes, but is not limited, to the following measures:
- A maximum of 20 participants per venue, indoor or outdoor;
- A strict limit of a minimum of 4sgm per person;
- Frequent cleaning and disinfection;
- Minimal shared equipment.
Utilising the latest information from the WA Government, Volleyball WA is developing a Roadmap and club templates for the COVID Saftey Plan. Volleyball WA will also upload their COVID Safety Plan for the community to consult in developing their own plans. More information will be provided early next week.
It is important to note that Phase 2 activities can not start until Monday the 18th of May and a COVID Safety Plan has been completed.
The sport will continue to work with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, as well as the Minister’s Office and provide our community with all relevant updates.
We appreciate the community’s eagerness to get back out playing volleyball and ask for your patience as clubs, venues and organisers work through the health requirements to do so. Please ensure that you do not initiate any activities that would be in breach of the latest information published by the WA Government.
Volleyball WA would also encourage downloading the COVIDSafe app as a further precaution before playing volleyball.
If you need more information or have a question, please don’t hesitate to contact the Volleyball WA offices on 08 9228 8522 or via email [email protected].