COVID-19 UPDATE April 26, 2022

Based on the latest health advice, the Western Australian Government today announced that effective 12:01am Friday 29 April, WA will be easing its public health measures again – back to what they are calling the state’s baseline settings.

Indoor mask mandate lifted.

No more masks required at venues, the office, or at indoor gatherings. Those aged 8-11 will no longer have to wear masks.

Going forward, masks will only be required for those aged 12 and over in:

– hospitals, aged care and disability care facilities,

– prisons and correctional facilities,

– airports and public transport,

– taxis and rideshare.

However, while they are no longer mandatory, masks are encouraged where physical distancing isn’t possible.

All capacity and gathering limits will be lifted.

No two square metre rule, no caps on visitors to the home, weddings or funerals. No limits in stadiums or major events. This is good news for Indoor and Indoor Beach Volleyball and the games’ spectators

WA will join other states in removing quarantine requirements for asymptomatic close contacts, provided they adhere to strict requirements. These include wearing a mask, avoiding high risk and large gatherings, daily RAT testing, and working from home where possible.

Proof of vaccination requirement removed for entry to all venues except for hospitals and residential aged care facilities. Welcome news for our licensed Indoor Beach volleyball centres who have been challenged by this additional administrative responsibility.

Vaccination requirements for employment (WA Government categories) will remain.

G2G pass requirements to enter WA will end, as will the three-dose vaccination requirement for domestic arrivals. For Volleyball this mean welcoming back interstate AVL teams and competitors to events like the WA Open.

International vaccination requirements will still be determined by Commonwealth settings, so the double dose requirement for international arrivals will continue.

WA’s requirement for unvaccinated Australian international arrivals to undertake seven days of isolation will also continue, but it will be reviewed in four weeks.

Schools will also revert to baseline settings. This means assemblies, camps, balls and off-site events like the Think Again High Schools Cup can resume, as well as VWA school clinics.

Travel to some remote Aboriginal communities will remain restricted to protect these more vulnerable communities.

Volleyball WA

All staff have returned to the Volleyball WA office.

All VWA Meetings will continue be offered for ‘in person’ or ‘on-line’ attendance.

We thank you for your continued cooperation and support as we have had to be flexible to meet the changing circumstances and keep the sport operating. Volleyball WA will advise of any further updates as updated information becomes available from the WA Government.

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Please continue to look after yourselves and check in on your teammates during these times.

Volleyball WA Board and Sta