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As Western Australia embarks on its Safe Transition Plan, Football West will seek to provide the latest State Government advice to clubs, players and officials via the COVID-19 hub.

 

Football West encourages all clubs to consider its operational activities to minimise the spread of COVID-19.

 

Understanding that all club environments and facilities will differ, we recommend each club considers a bespoke plan where appropriate.

 

Player, Club and Venue information was last updated Thursday 28 April 2022 

Update: Thursday 29 April 2022

With Western Australia moving to “baseline measures” in regard to Covid from 12.01am today, Football West would like to clarify the situation for people who are a close contact of somebody with Covid:

• Under the new close contact rules, close contacts with no symptoms (asymptomatic) are not required to isolate but must undertake a daily RAT and obtain a negative result

• They must wear a mask when leaving the house

• The usual exemptions apply for mask wearing which includes when doing vigorous exercise. Therefore, players can attend training/games and not wear a mask while participating in vigorous exercise

For further information on close contacts, please follow the relevant State Government directives.

 

 

 

The State Government has announced further ease of public health and social measure restrictions. As of 12:01 am Friday 29 April we will see the following changes:

MASKS are no longer mandatory, apart from high-risk settings, hospitals, residential aged care service facilities and correctional facilities. Masks, however, continue to be encouraged where physical distancing is not possible.

PROOF OF VACCINATION is no longer a requirement to enter venues and businesses, apart from visiting hospitals and residential aged care facilities. Other exceptions include where a venue or workplace has mandated vaccination requirements.

COVID-19 Safety and Event Plans are no longer mandatory, however, are still encouraged.

The 2 sqm rule has been lifted for venues and businesses, with entertainment venues, stadiums and events all able to return to full capacity.

Further, CLOSE CONTACTS with no symptoms are no longer required to isolate for 7 days however must: undertake a daily Rapid Antigen Test (RAT test), wear a mask when leaving the house, avoid high-risk settings, work from home where possible, avoid non-essential gatherings and contact with people at risk of severe illness and notify their employer/educational facility and the like of their close contact status. Close contacts with symptoms are required to isolate until symptoms resolve and get tested as per existing protocols. And if a close contact tests positive, they must isolate for a further 7 days as per arrangements for positive COVID-19 cases.

For more information on the ease of restrictions, click here.

We understand under the current climate of Covid-19, players and clubs may become affected by the virus. Therefore should you need to postpone a match please see here for more information: Important information to postpone a Match due to COVID.pdf before filling out this form Covid-19 Postponement Request Form - Forms | Football West.

Football West can be contacted on (08) 6181 0700 or via email at info@footballwest.com.au or at one of the following specific addresses:  

participantsupport@footballwest.com.au  

clubsupport@footballwest.com.au 

coachsupport@footballwest.com.au 

referees@footballwest.com.au 

 

Useful links: 

Official information regarding COVID-19 in WA 

SportWest  

WA Department of Health information 

Coronavirus information hotline – 1800 020 080