The Leeming Spartan Cricket Club is back open this week following the State’s recent lockdown due to an uncontrolled COVID-19 case, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome everyone back after the brief and unexpected hiatus!
Thankfully the WA State Government’s sound and speedy response to the outbreak has meant WA has got through the past week with ease, and are now in a position to start reopening. It was confirmed by the Premier today that WA has undergone an eighth consecutive day without any new COVID-19 cases, which certainly bodes well as we hope to return back to normal in the week ahead.
That said though, there are still some important requirements still in place to absolutely ensure we crush the virus, and these will be in effect until 12:01am on Sunday 14th February. We will detail in full the specific requirements that all Spartans are required to adhere to this week.
These requirements will affect the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club this week, which I’m sure everyone will agree is a small inconvenience in order to ensure WA gets back on track after our recent COVID scare.
Most importantly – face masks will be required when at the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club and everyone will be required to use the SafeWA sign-in register. Please ensure also that everyone keeps sanitised and hands are regularly washed – including after training.
Outlined below are the personal requirements those who are attending the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club will need to abide by for this week in order to ensure we continue to remain safe during this transitional period.
When Are We Open:
We’ll be open during our normal hours this week – including Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1630hrs for training. We will also be open on Saturday for our match day from midday onwards.
The Club will be closed on Wednesday afternoon for a Committee Meeting, which will be conducted in a COVID-safe way that adheres to all the current WA requirements.
The clubhouse will also be open on Friday afternoon for anyone wishing to come down after work. The bar will be open and catering arrangements can also be made. No RSVP is necessary as we’ll be there regardless.
|Date||Club Open?||Opening Time||Closing Time|
|Monday 8th February||No|
|Tuesday 9th February||Yes||04:30pm||Late|
|Wednesday 10th February||Privately||06:00pm||09:00pm|
|Thursday 11th February||Yes||04:30pm||Late|
|Friday 12th February||Yes||05:30pm||12:00am|
|Saturday 13th February||Yes||12:00pm||Late|
What Is Required:
All people attending the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club this week will be required to wear a face mask – both inside and outside the venue.
For the purposes of COVID regulations, the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club falls under the hospitality venue category, which means that masks can be taken off sporadically when consuming a drink or meal. This is a common sense approach that a few journalists had trouble wrapping their heads around during a recent announcement made by the Premier, but rest assured that you do not need to try drink a beer with a face mask on at the same time.
Additionally, all people attending the clubhouse or change rooms must sign in using the SafeWA application (available for free download here) or by writing their name down on the paper register at the bar.
We have been busy last week preparing for the influx of users of the SafeWA QR-code, and we have made it easy to do so by putting scannable codes on all tables and throughout the venue. This will be enforced as ensuring a contact register is kept for all venues is of paramount importance should there be a further outbreak and health officials need to backtrace where it originated from.
The 4 square-metre rule also applies for the venue. Based on our measurements, this means that only up to 48 people are allowed to be inside the venue at any one time (excluding staff). Again, face masks are required for all present. There is no limit outside, however please note that everyone must keep 1.5m distance from each other when outside.
It is highly encouraged that Spartans please wash their hands after completing training sessions. Washing your hands regularly is a great way to ensure the virus does not spread. Sneezing into your elbow or mask is also the preferred way to ensure germs do not come into contact with your hands. Masks will also be available at the clubhouse if required.
- Face masks are required at all times
- The exception here is when eating or drinking
- People under 12 do not need to wear face masks but it is encouraged
- Sign in using the SafeWA app or paper register
- Wash your hands regularly
- The four square-metre rule applies
- This means we can have a maximum of 48 people inside at any one time (excluding staff)
- Outside people must keep 1.5m away
A Common Sense Approach:
To reiterate this fact – everyone at the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club is required to wear a mask this week. Please note however that you can pull it down or push it to the side temporarily when consuming food or beverages.
This is a common sense approach and you will not get in trouble if you don’t have a mask on when eating or drinking.
About The SafeWA App:
It is mandatory for particular businesses and venues to maintain a contact register (including the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club), which can be done by collecting the contact details of patrons attending their premises, including customers, staff, contractors and visitors.
To assist businesses, the WA Government has developed a free app, SafeWA, which is a digital contact register system.
SafeWA is an efficient and safe way to record patron and visitor contact details where they can check-in using the app. The use of this app is not mandatory, but it is encouraged.