A letter from the CEO

· WA Premier
by Rugby WA Media
Dear RugbyWA Community,

Re: COVID-19 Community Sport update - Return to play

As per the Coronavirus WA update at 13:50 AWST July 2, 2021, the Perth and Peel regions will exit lockdown as planned as of 12:00am Saturday 3 July.
Even though lockdown will be lifted, there will be several restrictions implemented as of 12:01am Saturday July 3 and these will remain in place until 12:01am Tuesday July 6:
• Current mask rules remain in place;
• Seated service only at hospitality venues;
• Professional and outdoor community sport can resume, without spectators;
• All businesses and venues can reopen in line with capacity limits and mask rules;
• 4 square metre rule in place for all venues with 20 patron maximum not including staff.

What does this mean for the RugbyWA community?
Based on the medical advice from State Government and in consultation with both the Junior Executive President and President of RugbyWA. Based on the interim restrictions, all outdoor community sport can resume. Based on this consultation between RugbyWA and relevant stakeholders, the below has been decided:

Junior Competitions
• Games for under 11s and below will be cancelled;
• Under 12s and above will continue as scheduled without spectators.

Senior Competitions
• Fortescue Premier grades and Belt up Colt’s competitions will go ahead as scheduled without spectators.

What is a spectator?
• A spectator is anyone that is not directly involved in the game. For example, spectators would not include coaches, referees, players, physios, timekeepers, officials etc. If you have an active role then you are not a spectator.
Hosting clubs will need to comply with the government restrictions that will be implemented as of 12:01am Saturday July 3. We ask all visiting clubs to assist the hosting clubs in adhering to the government conditions.
Please use a commonsense approach and adhere to all restrictions.

For more information, please visit: COVID-19 coronavirus: Latest updates (www.wa.gov.au)

Yours in Rugby,
Nathan Charles