This Return to Volley Guide is developed by Volleyball Association of Singapore (VAS) to assist the volleyball community’s return to activity in a cautious and methodical manner in Phase 2 of post COVID-19 Circuit Breaker in Singapore.

The guide will be communicated to the volleyball community prior to the resumption of sport from 19 June onwards via the
• VAS website (www.vas.org.sg),
• VAS Facebook and Instagram page (#VolleyballSingapore),
• Sport Singapore website: httpss://circle.myactivesg.com/ssi/safe-returnto-sport

You may email any queries to admin@vas.org.sg

The priority must always be protection of public health and minimisation of the risk of community transmission of the virus. It is our responsibility in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We need to come together now more than ever to ensure the safety of all and the sustainability of our sport.

As restrictions ease, our responsibility to each other does not. Singaporeans are urged to remain vigilant and observe safe distancing measures in place to minimise community transmissions. Together, we all have a part to play in keeping COVID-19 at bay and protect ourselves and our loved ones.

This guide will be updated from time to time as further guidance material from government and public health authorities is provided. These guidelines are based on the advisory issued by Sport Singapore on 17 June 2020. The link to the advisory is provided:
httpss://www.myactivesg.com/read/2020/6/covid19-latest-updates.

We look forward to seeing you on the court soon.

KEY GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • General Measures
    • Refrain from participating in the sport if you
      • are unwell or experiencing symptoms such as a cough, sore throat, fever, fatigue or shortness of breath,
      • are on Stay Home Notice (SHN) or Quarantined Order,
      • have been unwell in the past 14 days, or
      • had been exposed to a known or suspected case of COVID-19 (e.g. been in the same place as an infected case and advised by MOH to monitor for symptoms).
    • Wear masks at all times, unless during play or training.
    • All individuals to observe all entry and exit screening requirements set by the venue/facility management.
    • All individuals to download the TraceTogether app to facilitate contact tracing.

Return to Play Measures
This is applicable to recreational play by the general public.

  • Adhere to facility capacity: capped at 10sqm per pax or 50 pax, whichever is lower.
  • “Get in, play, get out” – be as fully geared as you can prior to arrival at venue, minimise the need to use/gather in change rooms, bathrooms where possible.
  • Allowed group size for volleyball – as per Sport Singapore or the respective facility management’s advisory:
    • 5 players per court
    • 2 meters distance within the group should be maintained at all times.
    • 3 meters distance between different groups should be maintained at all times.
    • No mixing between multiple groups throughout.
    • Wearing of masks
      • Wearing of masks is compulsory pre and post-exercise for all.
    • Avoid hanging around or loitering in the facility (such as toilets, changing rooms, or corridors) after your session has ended.

Return to Train Measures
This is applicable to team trainings for National Teams and Clubs/Academies.

  • Adhere to facility capacity: capped at 10sqm per pax or 50 pax, whichever is lower.
  • “Get in, train, get out” – be as fully geared as you can prior to arrival at venue minimise the need to use/gather in change rooms, bathrooms where possible.
  • If you need to visit the washroom, do it alone – do not go in pairs or
    groups except for emergency cases.

    • Allowed group size for volleyball – as per Sport Singapore or the respective facility management’s advisory:
      • For organized training sessions: 5 players + 1 coach.
    • 2 meters distance within the group should be maintained at all times.
    • 3 meters distance between different groups should be maintained at all times.
      No mixing between multiple groups throughout.
    • Wearing of masks/protective shields
      • For Volleyball training sessions, the coach must wear masks at all times.
      • For Beach Volleyball training sessions, the coach can wear a protective face shield instead of mask.
      • Players need not wear masks during training.
    • All equipment to be wiped using disinfecting material before and after training.
    • Athletes and coaches to avoid hanging around or loitering in the facility (such as toilets, changing rooms, or corridors) after your session has ended.
    • Team de-briefing should be done via online methods.
    • Attendance taking should be done for every training.
    • Grouping of players should be maintained during Phase 2.

General Hygiene
Individuals should observe personal hygiene routines and practices required behaviour, such as

  • No sharing of drink bottles and towels,
  • No physical contacts such as high-fives or handshakes,
  • Verbal communication between players/teammates should be minimised or do so with 2 meters distancing,
  • No congregating in the changing room, and all players should dry-off and head home as soon as training is over.
  • Avoid socialising post-session.

Age Segment Specific Measures
As per Sport Singapore’s advisory,

  • There is no restriction on organised activities for children and youth. Seniorcentric activities may resume under Phase 2, limited for now to activities that can be done individually, with safe management measures in place and no sharing of equipment between participants.
  • As Seniors are more vulnerable to the virus, they should stay at home as much as possible, and continue to keep fit by doing exercises at home. There are also online resources available on httpss://circle.myactivesg.com, which offer access to virtual classes and events, as well as tips and advice on how to stay active at home.