BWHA follows the current Queensland Government guidelines regarding COVID-19. Please refer to their website for the latest information: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19
Removal of Public Health Directions
From 6 p.m. Monday 31 October 2022
- there are no Public Health Directions in effect requiring you to wear a face mask, but you may still be asked to wear one.
- Decisions on mandatory vaccinations for workers are now made by the owner or operator of a business or facility
- Although isolation is no longer mandatory, if you’re sick or test positive, we continue to recommend you follow this advice
Traffic light system
Coinciding with the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency on 31 October 2022, Queensland Health has introduced a traffic light system to help Queenslanders understand the current level of risk and take appropriate precautions.
Management Update – 31 March 2022
BWHA Clubs & Officials
With COVID already having an impact on our competitions, attached is information on rule relaxations that we have introduced to assist clubs to field teams during this season.
- Support maximum participation
- Preserve the integrity of competition as much as possible whilst providing relaxation options.
- Lessen stress for club volunteers trying to field teams.
Please read the attached document carefully and ensure all necessary members of your club are aware and follow the listed protocols if used.
The relaxations are only for the impact of isolation due to positive COVID testing and defined close contacts.
We hope this will assist clubs to provide teams every week.
Management Report – 18 January 2022
- Both vaccinated and unvaccinated people can still participate in many sports, active recreation, and fitness activities including indoor and outdoor events – state-wide.
- Items relating to venue use will be determined closer to the start of the playing season, as the COVID rules are evolving.
- Any person with COVID symptoms or is a close contact is not to attend any BWHA/Club training, fixture or event.
- BWHA does not need to be advised of positive cases, clubs may need protocols for their training groups.
- Promote COVID safe measures – promotion of social distancing, wearing of face masks when required, maintaining good hand hygiene, staying home when you are sick, use of the Check In Qld app, vaccinations and boosters when eligible and COVID-19 testing if you have developed symptoms
- BWHA to delay Hin2H and Come ‘n Try days until school returns.
- Clubs to determine training requirements in line with guidelines. It was noted that in some USA Indoor Competitions they are mandating masks be worn. Noting this may affect some players with Asthma etc, but could be worth considering/trialling at club trainings.
- Some concern the restricted training may affect 2022 Grading and Junior Trials. Clubs will have to do their best to provide all the information required on the due dates.
- BWHA is currently looking at the impact on the Gala Day (5/3/22), the Team Gradings; and actions to take if a team cannot play due to COVID.
Safety Tips for Returning to Sports