A message to our WA Football community from Premier Mark McGowan

Please see below to read the message to our WA Football community from Premier Mark McGowan.

We will continue to update our community as we know more information.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding during this difficult time.


A message from Premier Mark McGowan


Dear WA Football,

It goes without saying, we are living through extreme times. The COVID-19 pandemic is touching every part of our world.

This pandemic is a challenge that we can only meet with teamwork: the kind of teamwork the WA football community are known for.

The WA Football Commission has asked me to write to all of their members and stakeholders to give them an update on what’s going on and what we are doing.

This is a rapidly evolving situation, and the advice is constantly being updated.

We are a multicultural community, and I know many of you have family, friends and loved ones throughout the world who have already been affected by this pandemic.

This includes pausing the 2020 AFL season – something that only weeks ago was unthinkable.

Here in Western Australia, we are taking every responsible precaution we can, ensuring that people take the measures they need to in order to stay safe, and keep their families safe.

The State Government is working closely with the Federal Government, to boost the capacity of our health system, and ensure public health measures are implemented and enforced.

Here are some ways you can help by keeping yourself, your family and the community safe:

  • Wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds
  • Practice social distancing. Stay home as much as possible and if you need to leave the house, stay 1.5 metres away from other people.
  • If you are sick stay home – do not go to work.
  • You should not travel overseas and only travel interstate if it is absolutely essential
  • All overseas and interstate travellers arriving in Western Australia must self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. You must stay home and cannot leave your property. You can find out more about how to self-isolate at this link.
  • If you come into contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 you must self – isolate for 14 days.

We have taken steps to support local workers and local businesses by announcing a $607 million stimulus package for the state economy.

We are doing everything we can and will continue to do more as the situation evolves.

But we need your help. If you can, please support your local businesses– buy local produce, buy a cup of coffee, order take away meals. This helps businesses keep their staff employed and their doors open.

If you’re looking for the most up to date information, you can visit https://www.wa.gov.au/government/coronavirus-covid-19https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/ or follow Mark McGowan MP on Facebook.

This will be a tough time for everyone in the community.

Please be good to your fellow West Australians – be patient, be respectful and be kind.

Take the health advice seriously. Stay away from work and school if you are unwell.

We need everyone to do everything they can, so we can get through this.
With all hands on deck, I’m confident we will.

Your sincerely,

Mark McGowan
Premier of Western Australia


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