It has been great to see so many of you back enjoying the courts over the last few weeks and a warm welcome to our new members that have joined us.  We are seeing much greater numbers than before on all of our social hitting days with members enjoying the sunshine, fresh air and exercise.

As you are most likely aware, the WA Government have recently updated their Closure and Restriction (Limit the Spread) Directions to cautiously relax social gathering restrictions from Monday 27 April.

Based on these new Directions, and the capacity of clubs and coaches to be able to effectively regulate and monitor gathering restrictions and social distancing measures at their facility, Tennis West is making the following recommendations for those clubs and coaches who have decided to re-open:

Our courts are open again!

We hope you are all staying well and are looking after each other in these unusual times.

We have received an email today from the City of Stirling stating that they have reviewed the latest directive from the State Health Department and have considered the attached guidelines from Tennis West. The decision has been made that we are now able to operate our courts in a strictly limited capacity.

We are experiencing an unprecedented time in the world right now and things have moved very fast over the last week especially. We have done our best to keep you up to date with newsletters and Facebook posts and signs around the club, but the situation has been changing almost daily.

It goes without saying that this is uncharted territory for us all, so we are looking for your support, loyalty and flexibility at this time to look after our valued community hub.

We are aiming to find a responsible balance between keeping our members safe and providing an environment where our relatively low contact sport can continue for those who choose to. The club has already, and is continuing to, put in place policies to protect is members, staff and visitors in line with communication from the Department of Health.

You will be aware of the considerable media coverage around the <strong>Coronavirus (COVID -19).</strong> We are following the guidelines set down by the Federal and State Governments and the World Health Organisation, who are the experts in this matter. The latest advice from the Department of Health (on Monday 9 March) is as follows:

• if you have been in contact with someone who has contracted the virus, you should seek medical advice and isolate until you are clear of symptoms for 14 days.
• if you have travelled to or through China, Iran, South Korea or Italy in the past two weeks, please do not come to the Tennis Club for a period of 14 days from the date of return to Perth.