WAFL introduces vaccination mandate
WAFL and WAFLW participants will be required to provide proof of vaccination ahead of their respective competitions getting underway.
The WAFC policy applies to all players, football staff and umpires who participate in any WAFL competition or WAFL Talent Pathway program in 2022.
WAFC CEO Michael Roberts said the WAFC believe that this is the best way to manage the risks of the virus.
“The policy is a necessary step for the game in this state, particularly when it comes to looking after the local community and spectators, as well as the participants and officials.”
“It’s essential we have a policy in place as COVID-19 continues to provide uncertainty for the community. The health, safety and wellbeing of all players, football staff, umpires and the community are front of mind when finalising these guidelines.”
The WAFLW is due to begin in February and the WAFL in April.