Return to Sport Safety Guidelines update 26 June

Dear Volleyball Tasmania members:

We are doing so well in Tasmania stopping the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Many of you will now have read and heard recent announcements about further removal of Stage 3 restrictions from 12pm today (26th June). This includes a move to Level C of the AIS return to sport framework, which permits full training and competition.

As we move back into (almost) normal sport and community activity, please find below links to the most recent advice from Volleyball Australia, the AIS and TAS Government. Please note that each also contains a number of forward links:

RETURN TO SPORT: STAGE 3 (AIS Level C)

From 12pm, Friday 26th June 2020, certain restrictions were removed in Tasmania and sport may return to full training and competition, still with some important restrictions: up to 250 people per indoor stadium/venue - up to 500 people outdoors - but the heightened health and hygiene practices remain. This includes appropriate physical distancing and a density limit of 2sqm per person: see documents below.

The last thing we want is for members of the Tassie volleyball community to become ill or pass on a potentially deadly virus to others.

The following important documents must be read and understood by all volleyball participants, administrators and spectators:

- Volleyball Tasmania COVID-19 Safety Plan (v1.1, revised 26 June 2020 and provided to Communities, Sport & Rec Tasmania)
- Volleyball Tasmania Training & Competition Guidelines (v4, stage 3)

Please note that for EVERY TRAINING SESSION AND COMPETITION there must be a designated safety officer who ensures compliance with these rules, ensures that accurate attendance records are kept and that all shared equipment is appropriately cleaned before and after use by their group.

The following resources are available to assist responsible officers at training sessions: (also check your venue to see what they already provide)

- Volleyball Tasmania Record of Attendance (note: contact data must be kept for 21 days)
- Poster - do not enter this facility (display at entrance)
- Poster - how to hand wash (display at basin)
- Poster - social distancing (display at entrance and inside venue)

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL COMPETITION MANAGER TO CHECK DATES

  • Competitions managed by NTVA (Launceston), BVA (Burnie), DVA (Devonport) and Volleyball Tasmania in the south shall resume only when venues are available and the abovementioned guidelines are met: management will continue to communicate with their members
  • State League and the Tasmanian Open Volleyball Championships may be re-booted later in the year if there is sufficient interest
  • Each region may wish to look into more local tournament possibilities

We are actively following developments and advice from authorities in Tasmania and also what is happening in other Australian states. The situation may evolve rapidly and we will keep you informed of our future decisions. Follow Volleyball Tasmania on Facebook to ensure you get all updates.

Stay safe and well,

Volleyball Tas team