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26/06/2020

The WA Government has implemented a staged lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. Please be aware that the Phase 4 of the COVID Safety Guidelines are coming into effect from 11:59pm 26 June 2020.

We all need to do our part to comply with these requirements and help mitigate the risks of COVID-19.

https://www.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-06/COVID-Safety-Guidelines-Phase-4-Sport-and-Recreation_0.pdf

 Here is brief summary:

Safety requirements

All people and premises are required to mitigate the risks of COVID-19. In addition to having a COVID Safety Plan and displaying a COVID Safety Plan Certificate, Sport and Recreation premises must:

  • maintain a strict limit of a minimum of two square metres (2sqm) per patron
  • maintain hygiene and frequent cleaning
  • carefully manage shared spaces to ensure physical distancing

Physical distancing

Physical distancing is one of the most effective methods of reducing the spread of viruses. The more space between you and others the harder it is for the virus to spread. Physical distancing can be used in the work place to minimise the risk of transmission. If a person in is found to be positive for COVID-19, the risk of transmission to others is minimised if physical distancing has been practiced. Good practice physical distancing principles are to:

  • maintain 1.5 metres separation between people who are not from the same household or groups of other patrons; and
  • maintain a minimum of 2 square metres (2sqm) per patron. 

Hygiene

Cleaning hands: Regularly washing hands is an effective way to prevent the spread of germs and virus.

Equipment: There are no restrictions on the use of shared equipment.

The following hygiene measures are recommended to continue to manage the risk of transmission:

• clean shared equipment between each use;

• continue to encourage patrons to bring their own equipment (if appropriate);

• implement hygiene measures following each class;

• encourage patrons to wipe down equipment after each use; and

• ensure that regular cleaning is carried out during the day.

 

Maintain attendance records

Accurate and relevant records of people attending your premises will assist Public Health officials with contact tracing in the event of a positive COVID-19 case in your premises.

 

9 June 2020

The WA Government’s Phase 3 relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions states that full contact sports and training resumed on the 6th June 2020.

RLSSWA are excited to announce the reopening of all Face-to-face training courses, from First Aid to Aquatic Rescue.

We have developed new resources that allow trainers to deliver training courses ensuring compliance, hygiene and social distancing are met. These includes:

 - Trainer Venue checklist

 - Safety Management of training equipment ( sharing manikins)

 - Training adjustments 

Please familiarise yourself with these resources before scheduling your next course. 

29 May 2020

 

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the suspension of Royal Life Saving WA’s face to face vocational training courses in late March, it left hundreds of our faithful community trainers with a significantly reduced ability to earn income. These trainers provide a vital service across the Western Australian community each year, furthering our cause of providing access to first aid and water safety education for all.

Royal Life Saving WA Community Trainer Coordinator, Francesca Amoroso, says during the time our face-to-face courses were unable to run we tried to keep the trainers engaged in other ways. “Many of our trainers completed Professional Development while they were unable to train, to keep their industry knowledge up to date and get ready for requalification time.” During the 2019/20 financial year we provided the trainers with 26 online Professional Development opportunities to enhance their skills, and amongst the group a total of 1344 of these courses were completed.

As the state’s COVID-19 restrictions are slowly eased and our courses can restart, we are now working hard to assist our community trainers in getting back to the important service they provide. We’ve given a $17,000 lifeline to these trainers, by offering a 50% discount on their trainer fees for the new financial year and deferring the payment of this fee for six months until January 2021, making it easier for them to restart their business.

Royal Life Saving WA engages 418 Aquatic Trainers, 80 First Aid Trainers and 68 Heart Beat Club trainers across WA. During the 2019/20 financial year they taught 1155 courses and assessed 6,861 participants in Bronze Medallion, CPR, Provide First Aid, Heart Beat Club, Grey Medallion and Aquatic Rescue courses.

They make a significant contribution to Royal Life Saving WA’s work, and we would not be able to provide vital training in every corner of our state without their faithful service. We’d like to thank them for their continued commitment to our organisation through this difficult time and look forward to seeing them working at full capacity again over the coming months as we work together to teach lifesaving skills!

 

 


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