Playing Safely Together
UWA Sport, as part of UWA, is continuing to take a proactive approach to the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert.
Last updated: Monday 28 February 2022
UWA COVID-19 latest information
UWA The University of Western Australia is closely monitoring developments surrounding COVID-19 and it's impact on the UWA Community.
The COVID-19 Response Team will publish daily notifications of locations reporting positive positive cases, to allow all staff, students and visitors to self assess any potential exposure. The information will be published at 10am each day on the UWA COVID FAQ site and generated from the Student and Staff notification processes from 5.00pm that day prior (Monday-Friday).
Conditional Access to indoor University Premises from 7 February 2022UWA has issued a COVID-19 Premises Access Direction that will commence Monday, 7 February 2022. From 7 February 2022, all students, staff and visitors who are 16 years of age or over will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of entry to all indoor University Premises. This Direction is in addition to the current State Government health directions which continue to apply.
This Direction applies to the following UWA Sport venues:
- UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre
- UWA Water Sports Complex function and office spaces
- UWA Boatshed - upper level, excluding changerooms
- UWA International Martial Arts Centre
- Club Rooms located at UWA Sports Park
The Direction does not apply to:
- UWA Aquatic Centre
- Playing fields at UWA Sports Park
- Outdoor ovals and courts at UWA Perth campus, including James Oval, Riley Oval and the UWA Tennis Courts
- Changerooms and store rooms located at the UWA Aquatic Centre, UWA Boatshed, UWA Water Sports Complex, and UWA Sports Park
This Direction is a temporary arrangement for three months - subject to review by 14 March 2022 - while the University continues to evolve its COVID-19 risk assessments and planning for longer-term measures.
Please be prepared at all times to present your acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination or acceptable proof of a medical exemption if requested.
Mandatory mask requirements continue to apply to any and all indoor areas.
Proof of Vaccination Requirements from 31 January 2022
Due to new WA Government regulations coming into effect on January 31 2022, UWA Sport is legally required to ensure all members and staff of the UWA Fitness Centre are double vaccinated against COVID-19.
From today, you are able to visit our customer service team at the UWA Fitness Centre and have your proof of vaccination recorded to ensure you are able to continue accessing the UWA Fitness Centre without disruption.
Our staff will request to view your acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination or acceptable proof of a medical exemption and, if you choose not to use the ServiceWA or ExpressPlus Medicare app, an acceptable form of identification. Our team will then record your document number (if available) or the method used to prove your vaccination on your member profile.
Your document number and any other information concerning your vaccination status will only be stored on your customer profile and will not be shared with any third party except as required by law.
We recommend keeping a form of proof of vaccination accessible while attending the UWA Fitness Centre, and to be prepared to present your proof if requested by UWA Sport, the WA Government, or their delegates.
From 31 January 2022, members who have not provided acceptable proof of vaccination will not be able to access the UWA Fitness Centre until proof of vaccination is provided.
If no action is taken, your membership will remain active regardless of your ability to access the Fitness Centre.
Please remember it is also a requirement for all visitors to the UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre to sign in using either the SafeWA QR codes located at each entrance, or the paper contact register located at reception. Masks are also required indoors at all times, with exceptions for vigorous exercise, people with medical exemptions, and children aged 12 and under.
Thank you for your co-operation, and we look forward to seeing you on the gym floor soon!
Official information regarding COVID-19 in Western Australia - www.wa.gov.au/covid19
WA Department of Health information – www.healthywa.wa.gov.au
National Coronavirus Helpline – 1800 020 080
WA COVID-19 health and information and advice - 13 COVID (13 26843)
Commencing Saturday 5 December 2020
To keep all Western Australians safe, particular businesses and venues must maintain a contact register of their staff and patrons for COVID-19 contact tracing, from 5 December 2020 at relevant businesses and venues.
UWA Sport venues will be required to comply; all indoor venues (including the UWA Fitness and Recreation Centre), and the UWA Aquatic Centre – and penalties will apply for any non-compliance.
Maintaining a contact register is considered an extra safety measure and one of the most effective ways to control the spread of COVID-19, as such we will all become very familiar with the Contact Tracing requirements in our private and professional lives.
The following venues will require a contact register:
- UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre (including outdoor netball/tennis courts)
- UWA Aquatic Centre
- UWA International Martial Arts Centre
- UWA Watersports Complex
- UWA Boatshed
- James Oval (Irwin St) Pavillion
- UWA Sports Park staff office
- UWA Sports Park Athletics Storeroom
- UWA Sports Park club rooms (AFL, Baseball, Hockey, Rugby, Tennis)
- UWA Strength Training Room, HBF Stadium
A free safe, simple and secure contact register app, SafeWA, has been developed by the State Government to make it easy for businesses and venues to check in patrons.
The app is available for download from the Apple App Store or Google Play and while it is not considered mandatory to use the app, is encouraged as the preferred method for a seamless customer transaction by UWA Sport.
However, alternative formats including paper-based systems will also be made available.
The WA Government requires businesses to record the name, telephone number, location, date and arrival time of patrons and keep that information for 28 days, before being disposed of under data privacy laws
Any person who attends a business or venue, will be required to register their contact details. This includes patrons, staff, volunteers and contractors.
As such, UWA Sport asks that as our valued customers you comply with the registration requirements, download the app, and scan the QR code when entering any of our venues.
By complying with this new requirement, we all play our part in keeping WA safe and we will be ready for a rapid response to any outbreak, should the need arise.
The previously mentioned venues will be ready to comply with the latest requirements in advance of Saturday 5 December 2020.
For more information on Contact Registers in Western Australia, visit here.