To begin, thank you for your support and ongoing dedication to following the Queensland Government’s health and safety guidance during this unprecedented time.
As you know, as an organisation, Volleyball Queensland is committed to following and advocating for the highest level of personal compliance to ensure the health of everyone across the community as we battle the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Earlier this month, the Queensland Government published its ‘Roadmap to easing Queensland’s (COVID-19) restrictions’ which included advice of when sports may be able to return to training and playing.
This is based on three stages, the first of which commenced as of 15 May.
For volleyball, this means that there is:
- No outdoor formal organised individual or team community sport of training (unless an exemption is approved)
- No indoor formal organised or team community sport or training (unless an exemption is approved)
Volleyball Queensland members are advised that breaking these protocols will open the participants to being issued infringement notices.
In preparation for subsequent stages of easing, the Government has provided its ‘Return to play checklist’ of matters to consider. The Government also announced each state level organisation is to have available its ‘own COVID Safe Plan’. It is therefore, a requirement of Volleyball Queensland to satisfy these requirements and we are taking steps to have this in place by the end of May.
It is also worth noting that while these guidelines may differ from those of other states or the Federal Government, it is important to follow the advice and recovery measures set in place by the Queensland Government and Health Queensland.
While restrictions, hopefully, continue to ease, it is also important to continue the following robust measures to help further limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe:
- Self-isolating, if you are unwell
- Practicing social distancing
- Washing your hands often and reminding your friends and family to do the same
We would like to also take this time to remind you that when volleyballers are permitted to gather on a beach or in a sports hall again, Volleyball Queensland’s tournaments, leagues and events will be ready to be ‘rolled out’. With the help of the sport’s affiliate clubs and associations, the schools and QVBT promoters, we will make a strong return to the court and revitalise our sport. Our regularly updated working calendar for 2020 continues to be a valuable resource and we encourage our members to check this regularly in order to stay up-to-date with the latest event and competition developments.
For more information about how you can protect your health and help reduce COVID-19 from spreading, visit or use;
- Coronavirus Australia App
- Queensland Return to Play
- COVID-19 WhatsApp message service
- Australian Government
- Queensland Health
- Australian Institute of Sport
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our members, affiliates, commercial partners, staff, the Board, and our wider volleyball community for their ongoing support during these difficult circumstances.