Western Australian Premier, Mark McGowan announced this afternoon that Perth and Peel will from midnight tonight (12:01 am Saturday 3 July), will move to interim restrictions which will remain in place for three days, until 12:01 am Tuesday 6 July.
Following that, pending ongoing health advice, some further transitional restrictions will remain until Monday 12 July.
The post-lockdown interim restrictions for the Perth and Peel regions from 12.01 am Saturday, July 3 until 12.01 am Tuesday, 6 July (pending the latest health advice), include:
– Everyone must continue to wear a mask in indoor and outdoor public places, while at work and on public transport, unless exempt or for outdoor vigorous exercise.
– People who can work from home or remotely, are encouraged to do so.
– Limit of 10 visitors to all homes.
– Limit of 20 people for private outdoor gatherings.
– Four square metre capacity rule and 20 patron limits for restaurants, cafés, pubs, bars, casinos, nightclubs, entertainment venues and public venues – for seated food and drink service only.
– Four square metre capacity rule and 20 patron limits for beauty, nail, and hair services.
– Public venues such as recreation centres, outdoor playgrounds, museums, swimming pools can open with the four square metre capacity rule and 20 patron limits in place.
– Universities, TAFEs, and training services can reopen.
– Places of worship can open with four square metre capacity rule and 20 patron limits.
– Weddings and funerals can proceed with up to 20 guests.
– Professional and outdoor community sports, including training, are permitted, but without spectators. Indoor community sport is not permitted.
– Fitness venues including gyms, pilates, yoga, dance studios can open with four square metre capacity rule and 20 patron limits in place.
– No visitors to aged and disability facilities and hospitals, except for compassionate reasons and advocacy.
-No visitors to residential aged care and/or disability facilities except for exceptional circumstances such as essential care, compassionate reasons, end of life and advocacy.
– No visitors to hospitals except for compassionate reasons, end of life, accompanying a child or supporting a partner giving birth.
The intrastate Perth and Peel border will be removed, meaning people can travel within WA, with the exception of some remote Aboriginal communities. However, anyone who has been in Perth and Peel since Sunday, 27 June is subject to the same mask wearing requirements and will not be allowed to visit hospitality, entertainment, recreation venues or other public gatherings. People are permitted to enter retail venues and purchase takeaway.
People identified as casual contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases are not permitted to travel outside the Perth and Peel regions until 12:01 am Monday 12 July, unless for essential or compassionate reasons.
Regarding elective surgeries, category 2 and 3 elective surgeries have been postponed in public hospitals until Friday, 9 July. People are urged not to contact hospitals directly as they will be contacted to reschedule their appointments.
Following this upcoming three-day period, further eased transitional restrictions will take effect at 12:01 am 6 July and remain in place until 12:01 am Monday 12 July – pending ongoing health advice.
This set of restrictions will include the following changes:
– Masks will not be required outside where physical distancing is possible.
– Masks will remain mandatory for indoor public venues, including in the workplace and on public transport. Exemptions apply including for medical reasons and primary school aged children or younger. People should use common sense and take a mask with them whenever they leave home.
– 30 person limit will apply in all homes for indoor private gatherings and 150 person limit for outdoor private gatherings.
– Two square metre capacity rule and 150 patron limits will apply to most venues, including weddings and funerals.
– Indoor and outdoor community sport will be able to resume with spectators.
– Patients in hospital or people in aged care or a disability facility can have four personal visitors per day. Masks will remain mandatory for staff and visitors.
– Major stadiums, including Optus Stadium, RAC Arena and HBF Park will be able to operate at 50 per cent capacity.
Assuming everything goes well for these restrictions, and health advice permitting the intention is to return to pre-lockdown life by 12:01 am Monday 12 July.
What this means for Volleyball
The Volleyball WA office will be closed until 12.01 am Tuesday, July 6 with staff working from home. Following this, the office will re-open. If you need to make contact, please call the office on (08) 9228 8522 or via email. The Volleyball WA staff emails can be found via the following link: https://volleyballwa.com.au/about-us/staff/
All WAVL games for this weekend (Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 July) have been cancelled with adjusted fixtures to be communicated in the coming weeks.
All VWA planned indoor training for the 3 day period up to 12.01 am Tuesday, July 6 will be cancelled.
WAVJL & WAVL games will resume from Friday, July 9 with masks mandatory for players and officials. Players are permitted to remove masks while playing unless the venue directs us otherwise. Venues have a 150 patron limit so this will mean spectators will be limited or not allowed but this will be at the discretion of venues. Please check the venue Facebook page for any notifications.
All VWA planned training/sanctioned events for the subsequent 6 day period up to 12.01 am Monday, July 12 will go ahead where capacity limits and social distancing measures can be met. Masks will be mandatory for players and officials. Players are permitted to remove masks while playing unless the venue directs us otherwise.
Kids & Junior Volley – The VWA holiday camp on July 13 & 14 is scheduled to run. For any further information regards the camp please contact Sean Andrews at Volleyball WA – [email protected].
Club, Association and Indoor Beach Centre training, games, and activities – please contact your Club, Association, or Indoor Beach Centres directly. For those of you who are not sure of the relevant contact details please visit the Volleyball WA website link https://volleyballwa.com.au/places-to-play/
For more information visit: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/announcements/end-of-lockdown-perth-and-peel-1201am-saturday-3-july
Volleyball WA will advise of any further updates as updated information becomes available from the WA Government. Please continue to look after yourselves and check in on your teammates during these times.
Volleyball WA Board and Staff