Volleyball WA would like to reassure the volleyball community that the organisation is monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) closely.
The organisation is committed to maintaining a healthy community, and we thank everyone in the volleyball community for the role they’ll play in ensuring this is the outcome.
Volleyball WA would also like to provide some practical advice and places where you can access additional information.
Over the last week, Volleyball WA has obtained advice from both the WA and Australian Government, as well as the World Health Organisation, the WA Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Sport Australia and Volleyball Australia.
We ask that the volleyball community:
- Remain alert but not alarmed;
- Practice high levels of hygiene as per the Department of Health’s guidelines, including;
- wash your hands frequently with soap and water, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet.
- cover your cough and sneeze, dispose of tissues, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
- if unwell, avoid contact with others (stay more than 1.5 metres from people).
- You do not need to wear a mask if you are healthy.
- Seek health information from recognised sources such as the World Health Organisation and the Department of Health;
- Follow the Department of Health Advice about self-isolating which aims to help limit the spread of coronavirus;
- Isolate yourself if you have:
- Visited or transited through China, the Republic of Korea, Italy or Iran in the last 14 days;
- Been in close contact with a proven case of coronavirus, you must isolate yourself for 14 days from the date of contact with the confirmed case.
- Continue to emphasis sport-specific hygiene by not sharing drink bottles or towels.
The organisation will continue to have significant discussions in regards to this matter and how it relates to all of our activities. Volleyball WA will continue to prepare and develop Risk Management Plans for all upcoming events and programs, taking any necessary steps to ensure the safety and health of participants. Volleyball WA will continue to deliver all scheduled activities until announced otherwise, including the forthcoming Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships in Queensland.
For an overall summary about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please refer to the Australian Government Department of Health information sheet.
For additional resources and information please refer to:
- Symptom Checker
- World Health Organisation Protective Measures
- Location Checker
- COVID-19 (Coronavirus) FAQ
- WA Government Pandemic Plan Release – 11 March 2020
- WA Department of Health
- WA Government – Information and Advice
- Australian Government Department of Health
- Smart Traveller website advice
- World Health Organisation – Situation Reports
Members of the public can telephone the COVID-19 Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 for advice and find more information, including specific clinic locations, by visiting http://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au
As it is a continually evolving situation, Volleyball WA will continue to update the community.