SLSA Statement: Australian Surf Life Saving Championships – COVID-19
Following advice from the Queensland Health Authority last night regarding the COVID-19 situation in Western Australia, SLSA immediately enacted their 2021 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships COVID-19 Safe plan, that was approved by Queensland Health.
A notification was sent out to Members via the competition Team App last night as follows:
On the advice of the Qld Health Officer, people in Queensland who have been in Perth or Peel since April 17 must get tested for COVID, self-isolate and comply with Western Australia’s lockdown restrictions immediately.
People in Queensland who have been in the region can only leave self-isolation to attain essential goods, receive healthcare, exercise, end of life visits if allowed by the facility, or for safety reasons and masks must be worn. You must remain at your accommodation until a negative test is received or the WA advised lockdown ends, whichever is the latter.
SLSA will enforce these requirements and any members affected by these requirements cannot attend any Championships site until further advised.
All Western Australian Clubs, officials and Members were contacted to ensure that they comply with the Public Health Order.
All competitors scheduled to compete today have been contacted and SLSA can confirm that those affected by the Public Health Order have withdrawn from the competition.
The RFID tracking technology embedded into all competitor, spectator, officials accreditation will be monitored throughout the day to ensure compliance with the Queensland Government Public Health Order.
Surf Life Saving Australia will continue to monitor and review the situation and act accordingly.