Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Last Updated: 29 April 2020

From WAFC: All training and games REMAIN suspended until 31 May 2020

Notice from WAFC on 29 April 2020:

“The West Australian Football Commission, as part of a national working group including the AFL and other State football bodies, is continuing to discuss the timeline for community football to recommence in Western Australia.
While our State Government’s recent decision to ease social distancing restrictions to gatherings of up to 10 people is an encouraging sign in WA, it is important to note that community football remains postponed until May 31st. This includes training sessions at football clubs.
Players are encouraged to continue training away from their club, while ensuring they follow the Government’s current social distancing guidelines. Please keep being patient and do not return to your football club at this point in time.
The State Government, healthcare workers and everyone involved with football in WA have done such a great job preventing the spread of Covid-19 and this needs to continue to ensure we can safely return to training and then games when the time is right. We will continue taking advice from all levels of Government and medical experts so that this is done with the safety of all players, coaches, umpires, staff and volunteers as the absolute priority.
We certainly haven’t given up on this season and, along with all participants and fans, are excited for footy to start again as soon as possible in a safe environment that meets the Government’s guidelines. We will be ready to go when the green light is given, knowing that footy will play a huge part in reconnecting communities right across WA.
We sincerely thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we work through this process and will provide further updates as soon as possible.
Please look after yourselves, your family and teammates. We look forward to seeing everyone back at the footy.”

Please see the WA Football News for latest developments.

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions regarding COVID-19 and Auskick & AFL Community Football on the AFL website.

Given COVID-19 remains a situation with the potential to change rapidly, Morley Bulldogs, the AFL and the WAFC will continue to work with relevant authorities and will update the football communities as new information comes to hand.

All decisions going forward will be made in the interest of the public health and well-being of our community. We appreciate your support and understanding on this.

The safety and well-being of our players and families is our utmost priority.

We will provide further information, and update this page, as and when this rapidly evolving situation changes.

Stay safe, and wash your hands.

Please see the following PDFs for more details:

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Stop the Spread

  • Do you have a fever or cough
  • Let the club know if you are feeling unwell with flu like symptoms
  • Seek medical advice from your GP
  • Please stay away from the football club if unwell
  • Wash hands regularly with soap and water for 20-seconds
  • Use alcohol based hand sanitiser
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Avoid contact with others: kissing hello, hugging, high fives and hand shaking
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Avoid contact with sick people by maintaining a distance of 1.5m
  • Clubs should be increasing cleaning of surfaces (handles, light switches etc)
  • Don’t spit at training session or in game
  • Bring your own water bottle to training and don’t share with others
  • Disinfect your water bottle regularly
  • Eat a balanced diet, stay hydrated, exercise
  • Get quality rest
  • Ensure mouth guards are stored appropriately
  • Disinfect mouth guards regularly

If unwell, seek medical advice and follow instructions regarding self-isolation.

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