Following today’s announcement by the WA State Government regarding the lifting of lockdown restrictions in the Perth and Peel regions from 12.01am, Tuesday April 27, the West Australian Football Commission has issued an update for all participants and clubs.
The postponement of football activity in the Perth & Peel regions will be lifted from midnight tonight and in line with the easing of restrictions, clubs may recommence training sessions from tomorrow.
As football recommences across the state, clubs and participants are reminded of the requirement to follow the WA Government restrictions currently in place.
Masks must be worn at all times, including at indoor venues such as clubhouses. Masks are required to be worn outdoors, except for individuals that are engaging in vigorous exercise.
Clubs must abide by the 4 square metre rule and indoor gatherings must be restricted to 20 people. There must be no spectators, including parents, families and friends, at games or training sessions.
Current Government advice indicates that there is no limit to groups training outdoors.
Participants should check their local club’s website and social media channels for updates on training sessions.
Clubs and participants are also reminded of the other COVID safe requirements including checking in on entry via the SafeWA app, personal hygiene measures and not attending any football activities if unwell.
Pending further direction and health advice from the State Government, the Optus WAFL & WAFLW will resume this weekend with Round 5 & 10 to be played across those competitions respectively, with additional COVID safety measures in place as required.
The 2021 Go for 2&5 Metro Junior Football season will begin this weekend, pending further advice from the State Government.
All Metro-based senior competitions will resume this weekend, pending further advice from the State Government.
The Perth Football League, Metro Football League, Peel Football & Netball League, Hills Football Association and AFL Masters fixtures are able to resume this weekend, pending further advice from the State Government.
All leagues outside of the Perth & Peel regions are permitted to proceed as normal, however individual leagues may make decisions based on the availability of players. Clubs are encouraged to speak to their leagues directly.
Additional information will be distributed to clubs this week.
WAFC staff will work from home this week but will be accessible via email and phones. The WAFC offices will not be open to members of the public during this time.
Whilst the WAFC will continue to provide updates at www.wafootball.com.au, the football community is also urged to remain informed via the following key sources of information:
WA State Government out of Lockdown Protocols
Health Department Advice
We continue to encourage all WA Football stakeholders to download and use the SafeWA app.
Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our football participants and the wider community that we are all a part of, and this will remain at the forefront of all decision making.