Based on the latest health advice, the West Australian Government has just upgraded the public health and social measures to Level 2 state-wide from 12:01am, Thursday 3 March. The Level 2 measures include:
- Mask wearing requirements expanded to children in Years 3-6 in all public indoor settings (usual exemptions apply)
- Home gatherings limited to a total of 10 people indoors and outdoors, except weddings and funerals
- Private outdoor gatherings in a public space limited to 50 people
- 2sqm square metre rule and 150 person capacity limit indoors or outdoors for weddings and funerals, and for places of worship – no more than 10 people inside if held at a private residence
Density and capacity limits
2sqm rule and 150 patron limit (not including staff) for the following venues:
- Hospitality venues (seated service only)
- Fitness venues
- Entertainment venues (excluding seated entertainment venues – see below)
- Galleries and museums
- Places of worship
- Hairdressers, tattoo parlours and beauty services
- Nightclubs (seated service only)
2sqm rule for public venues such as swimming pools and recreation centres.
50 per cent capacity limit for entertainment venues with forward facing seating, such as theatres and cinemas, and for major stadiums, including Optus Stadium, RAC Arena, HBF Stadium (main area) and HBF Park, with mask wearing at stadiums.
4sqm rule and seated service only for the Crown Casino gaming floor.
Hospitals, aged and disability care facilities
- Limit of 2 visitors per resident per day to aged care and disability care facilities
- No visitors to hospitals, except for spouses, parents or carers, birth partners or for compassionate reasons
Higher education and colleges
- 2sqm rule and 150 person capacity limit indoors or outdoors for higher education facilities including pathway colleges and English language schools
Community sport means organised, community-based team or individual amateur sport played or participated in other than for valuable remuneration but does not include activities in the nature of an exercise class which requires payment or a ticket or other form of registration to participate. Therefore, Volleyball is considered a community sport.
- Indoor community sports as per venue requirement, with no spectators, except for parents or guardians
- Outdoor community sports permitted with no spectators, except for parents or guardians
- 2sqm rule and 500 person capacity limit for outdoor public venues and events. Masks required.
The Level 2 measures are in addition to the Level 1 measures that currently apply across WA, including the existing indoor mask requirements, proof of vaccination, contact registration and restrictions to remote Aboriginal communities and the like.
The Volleyball WA office continues to remain open with staff working a 50/50 roster to safeguard personnel and the ongoing operations of our sport. All staff will be working and contactable either by email or via the office telephone (08) 9228 8522. We do ask that any visitors to the office wear masks and check in via the app or manual register.
Volleyball WA staff are currently working through all of our immediate planned / sanctioned events and activities to determine if they will be affected by the latest restrictions, athletes and others will be contacted if there is any change to our calendar.
For the latest updates, please visit: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus
Thank you for your cooperation and support as we adapt to meet the changing circumstances. 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