Public Health and Social Measures – Impacts of Football
As of Friday, 29 April
- No longer mandatory except for high risk settings for people aged 12 years and older (including year 7s) in the following settings:
- on public transport, in taxis and rideshare vehicles and other passenger transport
- hospitals, residential aged care and disability service facilities, and correctional facilities.
- Masks are encouraged where physical distancing isn’t possible
Clubs can encourage members, players, coaches and spectators to wear masks where physical distancing isn’t possible (as example change rooms or meeting rooms).
- Close contacts with no symptoms are not required to isolate for 7 days, but must:
- undertake a daily Rapid Antigen Test
- wear a mask when leaving the house,
- avoid high-risk settings, including hospitals, healthcare settings, disability and aged care facilities, and correctional facilities
- work from home, where possible
- avoid non-essential gatherings and contact with people at risk of severe illness
- They should also notify their employer/educational facility of their close contact status.
- Close contacts with symptoms must continue to isolate until symptoms resolve and get tested as per existing protocols.
- If a close contact tests positive, they must isolate for a further 7 days as per arrangements for positive COVID-19 cases.
We would encourage that football volunteers who are a close contact to stay away from football until their 7 day period is up. This might include coaches and support staff or committee members, however it is important to consider the health and wellbeing of all members of our community.
Density and Capacity Limits:
- The 2 square metre rule removed for venues and businesses
- Capacity limits removed for all entertainment venues, stadiums and events
There is no capacity limits on community sport or other levels of football within Western Australia. This also means limits within changerooms, or club room facility is returned to previous capacity limits.
Proof of COVID-19 Vaccinations:
- No longer required to enter venues and businesses
- Still required to visit hospitals and residential aged care facilities
- Mandatory workplace vaccination requirements will remain in place.
Clubs are no longer required to check proof of vaccination in their facilities, including those facilities which are covered by a liquor license.
COVID Safety and Event Plans:
- No longer mandatory but still encouraged
Clubs are no longer required to developed COVID Safety and Event Plans. However, are encouraged as a useful took when developing an event plan.