Effective 7 February 2022, the club will require that all players be fully vaccinated as a condition of entry.
On your first visit, you will need to:
- Scan the SafeWA QR code as usual
- Show proof you are fully vaccinated, or have a medical exemption
Your vaccination status will be recorded in our system. On subsequent visits you will only need to scan the SafeWA QR code when checking in.
How do I get my vaccination certificate?
Visit the WA government’s COVID-19 site for more information
Only official digital/paper vaccination certificates issued by the Government will be accepted.
Some options for showing digital certificates are the ServiceWA and Express Plus Medicare apps.
If you haven’t already done so, please set everything up well ahead of time or have a paper backup if you are unsure.
What if I do not meet the new condition of entry?
Un-vaccinated players will not be permitted entry to the club until fully vaccinated.
Partially vaccinated (single dose) players will not be permitted entry until the second dose is received.
The club will refund any member the unused portion of their membership (and any prepaid credits) if they wish to cancel. Please email us to claim a refund.
How long will the requirement remain in place?
The policy will remain until further notice. We will continue monitor the latest health advice from the State Government and WA Health Department and act accordingly.
Why is the policy being implemented?
From 31 January 2022, many indoor venues for sports and exercise are required to ask for proof of vaccination.
The City of Stirling has recently advised us we are currently exempt, but we have taken the difficult decision of making it mandatory because:
- Badminton at the Jim Satchell Recreation Centre shares the same high-risk characteristics of those venues such as gyms and fitness centres, which include:
- Inadequate ventilation
- Difficulty in avoiding close contact whilst participating
- Vigorous exercise without masks
- Other indoor activities such as yoga, pilates, aerobics, and dancing are required by the City of Stirling to have proof of vaccination. It’s likely that the high intensity nature of badminton poses a greater risk than some of those activities.
- COVID-19 is circulating in the community and will be widespread once Perth’s borders re-open. This policy aims to minimise the risk of disruptions to badminton and provide a safe environment for all players.