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Football West will be commencing competitions following the easing of restrictions announced by the WA Premier Mark McGowan in the following two stages:

1) Sunday June 21, 2020

  • Miniroos; Imagine Cruising U12s; Smarter thank Smoking Junior Girls and Boys Leagues; Belt Up Amateur, Metropolitan and Masters Leagues; State League Women and NPL Juniors.

2) Weekend of 3/4/5 July, 2020

  • Men’s NPL Senior, 20s and 18s; Women’s NPL Senior and 23s; Men’s State League Senior, 20s and 18s.

Clubs, officials, players, coaches, referees, volunteers and spectators will need to continue to adhere to the relevant WA Government and local authority health and safety guidelines.

Football West staff are communicating with Clubs with regards to fixturing, team entries and updated Competition Rules.

Phase 3 of the WA Government’s recovery roadmap began on Saturday, 6 June, which was when contact football resumed. However, there are still certain restrictions which must be followed.

To read Phase 3 of the WA State Government’s roadmap, CLICK HERE.

The below links provide a range of guidelines and templates to assist in the recommencement of football, including the WA Government-issued COVID Safety Plan and Guidelines for sport and recreation venues.

Football West will continue to update our football community as and when we receive further WA Government advice.

LATEST FOOTBALL INFORMATION

The following COVID-19 Response Management Plan templates have been developed as guidelines only that may be adapted to support Associations, clubs, match officials and players in their response to COVID19 for training activities. Further templates will be provided by WA State Government in coming days to support the response to COVID-19 as well as additional guidelines from Football West relating to match-day requirements.

If you have any questions, please email clubsupport@footballwest.com.au

LATEST GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

STIMULUS PACKAGES AND GRANTS

Lotterywest COVID19 Relief Funding

Directory of Local Governments

Job Keeper Payments

USEFUL LINKS

Information about routine environmental cleaning and disinfection in the community:

https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020/04/coronavirus-covid-19-information-about-routine-environmental-cleaning-and-disinfection-in-the-community_0.pdf

Good Hygiene for Coronavirus

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others-from-coronavirus-covid-19/good-hygiene-for-coronavirus-covid-19

WA Government General Information – including on good hygiene

https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-general-information

Mental Health and COVID-19

https://www.thinkmentalhealthwa.com.au/mental-health-and-covid-19/

Environmental cleaning in non-healthcare settings

 https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/~/media/Files/Corporate/general%20documents/Infectious%20diseases/PDF/Coronavirus/COVID19-Environmental-Cleaning-for-workplaces.pdf

AIS Level A – General Hygiene measures

https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020/05/australian-institute-of-sport-ais-framework-for-rebooting-sport-in-a-covid-19-environment.pdf

  • No sharing of exercise equipment or communal facilities.
  • Apply personal hygiene measures even when training away from group facilities — hand hygiene regularly during training (hand sanitisers) plus strictly pre and post training.
  • Do not share drink bottles or towels.
  • Do not attend training if unwell (contact doctor).
  • Spitting and clearing of nasal/respiratory secretions on ovals or other sport settings must be strongly discouraged

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