With COVID-19 Level 2 requirements now in place in Western Australia, there are some guidelines that relate to community sport.

Our sport is relatively low-risk as it is outside and we don’t generally have close contact with other participants during the event, however, there are obviously still some risks.

Here is a summary of what relates to OWA and its participants:

  • We are considered a community sport and therefore have no limits to numbers of participants, as we are outdoors. We are also not required to show vaccination status.
  • However, we are not allowed to have spectators, except for close family members.
  • We are not required to wear masks as we are outdoors, however, any one of us could be considered a close contact of a person who finds they have COVID under the following scenarios:
    • You have a 15 minute face-to-face conversation/interaction with someone while not wearing a mask (or are within approximately 1m for 15 mins). This could occur when mingling before and after events or at coaching activities.
    • You are in a room with someone while not wearing a mask for 2 hours or more (unlikely in our situation).
    • If you become a close contact, you must isolate immediately and get a test asap as per Government requirements.
  • OWA is now required to contact our participants to let them know if someone at an event subsequently tests positive within 7 days of the event.

It is therefore strongly recommended that:

  • You do not attend an event if you, or family members, have any of the symptoms of COVID-19.
  • All participants and family members at an event wear masks when mingling before and after the event.
  • All event helpers/setters/admin etc. wear masks when in the presence of others.
  • Any participants who test positive within 7 days of being at an event or coaching/training, should notify a member of OWA Council as soon as possible after they know.

 

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Orienteering WA acknowledges the Noongar people, the Traditional and continuing Custodians of the land on which we gather to enjoy our sport, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.