A/E Volleyball Association

COVID Safety Plan for Outdoor Volleyball League – effective 04 May 2021

The purpose of this plan is to get back to Outdoor League Volleyball in the safest manner possible.

1.No player shall show up to participate if they have been diagnosed with Covid-19 within the last 14 days or have had contact with someone that has been diagnosed or suspected to have Covid-19 in the last 14 days. 

2.No player shall attend or participate if they have a fever or flu-like symptoms or any symptoms of Covid-19 designated by the CDC.

3.Limit exposure to those outside the household unit during travel. Only those in the same household shall travel together.

4.Each player is required to bring his/her own container of hand sanitizer. (Purell or similar product with a minimum of 6% alcohol).

5.All players are required to wear a face covering that does not have a port while on the court playing in a match. (A/E Volleyball will not furnish masks). 

6.Face coverings and social distancing (6 feet minimum) are required while in the park and not actually playing in games. This includes Alternates/substitutes, spectators and children of participants who are age 2 and up.

7.Masks shall meet details that can be found in the State of Washington Dept. of Health Face Coverings Order.

8.Teams shall be co-ed teams of 6 players max. on the court at one time as outlined in the Rules. Players shall attempt to maintain social distancing (6 feet minimum) when possible when the ball is not in play.  

9.There shall be no congratulatory touching (handshakes, high fives, etc.).

10.When switching sides during a game, players shall maintain a distance of 6 feet between teams and teammates.

11.When discussing rules or other differences, captains (or a designated singular person per team) shall be the only ones involved and shall maintain social distancing.

12.When someone rotates to the server position (and when the initial server starts the game), they shall first use hand sanitizer before contacting the ball.

13.Teams on net duty shall make sure that their net gear has been cleaned/sanitized. 

14.Balls used in the games shall be cleaned/sanitized before initially putting it in play.

15.During the warm-up the two teams shall not share the same ball unless it has been cleaned/sanitized before the transfer to the other team. 

16.The maximum persons per team (participants, spectators and children at one site is 12. The overall maximum for A/E Volleyball at one park is 200.

17.Nothing in these rules is intended to be contrary to the WA Dept. of Health regulations or the CDC Guidelines. Whichever item is the most stringent shall be mandatory in the A/E Volleyball League. The latest posted version on the website shall govern.  

18.These procedures are MANDATORY for all players, subs, and spectators at events organized by the A/E Volleyball Association. Violating any of these procedures are grounds for forfeiture of the match that is underway.