THE NAB AFL Women's competition is back for 2021 and so is the opportunity to go to the footy and cheer on your team.
Read below for all you need to know about attending AFLW games in a COVID-safe way.
CHANGES TO THE AFLW FIXTURE
The AFL has already announced changes to the 2021 NAB AFL Women's competition fixture to align with state border restrictions. See the latest fixture here.
Following the nine-round home and away season, the top-six teams will participate in a three-week finals series with a single ladder to remain in place for 2021, allowing maximum flexibility for fixturing.
COVID-SAFE PRACTICES AT AFLW GAMES
All matches in the 2021 season will be fully ticketed for the first time as part of the continued progression of the competition and to ensure all venues are COVID-safe.
Tickets are unable to be purchased at the gate, with fans needing to buy ahead of time.
Tickets to NAB AFLW matches for adults / concession will be $10 with free entry for children under 18.
Facemasks required at AFL and AFLW matches in QLD this weekend
The AFL advises as per Queensland Government guidelines anyone attending the Brisbane Lions vs Collingwood NAB AFLW Final at the Gabba or the Gold Coast SUNS vs Carlton AFL match at Metricon Stadium this weekend must ensure they bring a facemask with them.
The facemasks are required to be worn when walking throughout the stadium, including outdoor areas, or at the indoor hospitality areas when not seated or consuming food or drink.
Facemasks are not required when in your allocated seat however patrons may feel more comfortable wearing one when seated in large crowds.
Patrons should wear their mask;
- When entering the stadium and walking to your seat or hospitality area
- When going to purchase food and beverage
- When going to purchase merchandise
- When going to the bathroom
- When in a lift or stairwell
- When travelling on public transport to and from the match
- When leaving the stadium to exit at the end of the match
The latest Queensland Government information can be found here:
Staff at the stadiums will be on hand to assist patrons if they have any questions.
What you can expect at AFLW venues
- Please wear your mask where physical distancing is not possible
- Extra cleaning and sanitisation pre, during and post-event, with a focus on high traffic areas like hand-rails is taking place.
- The stadium will be segmented, meaning fans will not have access to the entire venue. However fans will have access to amenities and food and beverage outlets in their zone
- Water fountains will not be in use at most venues. Where they are in operation, they will be cleaned and sanitised regularly. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own water bottles
- The venues are cashless, meaning only contactless payments can be used for purchases of food, beverages and merchandise.
- The event ticketing system supports contact tracing.
- The stadium will provide hand sanitiser stations for patrons at a variety of locations across all levels of the stadium.
- Some activations, such as kick to kick or player autographs, will be paused to ensure social distancing requirements are met.
- Dedicated entry gates for all fans: patrons will only be able to enter through the gate number on their ticket, at the designated time
- To ensure adherence to the government COVID-19 health and safety regulations, a one person per two square metre rule has been implemented
- Hand sanitising stations are available at entry and exit points as well as situated around the stadium
- Increased cleaning and disinfecting of all surface areas and frequented spaces
How you can help
- Plan to arrive early at games where possible, to avoid crowds at entry points close to match start times
- Practise good hygiene and regularly and thoroughly wash your hands
- Maintain physical distancing, keep at least 1.5 metres away from others
- Carry a face mask when you leave home unless you have a lawful reason not to. It is strongly recommended you wear one whenever you cannot keep 1.5 metres distance from others
- If you feel unwell do not attend AFLW games - get tested and stay at home until you return a negative result
QR CODING TO SUPPORT CONTACT TRACING
To help support the state governments with record keeping for contact tracing, please ensure you 'check in' via the QR code in your zone (if applicable). Visitors can scan the QR code by opening up their smartphone’s camera and allowing it to focus on the code. You will then be required to record your name and mobile number to confirm your attendance within that location of the venue.
You can also download the free state government apps to help check in to a COVID-Safe venue (where applicable).
Victoria: Get the free Service Victoria app
NSW: Get the free Service NSW app
Qld: Learn more about collecting information for COVID-19
SA: Learn more about the COVID SAfe Check-In and get the free mySA GOV app
WA: Get the free SafeWA app
CONSIDER WHETHER YOU SHOULD ATTEND A GAME
If you are feeling unwell, please stay home for the safety of others and get tested. See below for information about COVID-19 testing in your state.
If you have been to any COVID-19 hotspots, please remain at home. You can check the latest hotspot information via the links below.
Victoria: Latest information on case locations and outbreaks
NSW: Latest information on exposure sites
Qld: Latest contact tracing alerts and latest hotspot information
SA: Latest contact tracing and hotspot information
WA: Latest COVID-19 restrictions and exposure sites
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