ERT Air Quality

ERT Information update on Air Quality Procedure and Heat out Position.

ERT would like to update and inform all Member Clubs that whilst we do not have a current position on an Air Quality Position, we will be reviewing this in the short term. ERT would like to advise Clubs that we would like to introduce the option of a temporary procedure, should the need arise.  We will consult with our Industry colleagues to determine a more permanent position, and this may involve an opportunity for Clubs to contribute and provide feedback.

At the moment, as a result of the recent issues with Air Quality from the unfortunate Bushfires, ERT will recommend that Clubs review the position at each venue with respect to Air Quality and consider the health and safety of the players/members and be guided by recommendations from TV and TA websites on this issue.

We must comment that the current Air Quality issue and the ERT Policy on Extreme Weather, will be treated as 2 different policies as we have a current ERT position on Extreme Weather. We will investigate which would be “ best practise “ position to adopt on Air Quality for the future and will advise Clubs once this position is determined. Here is a link below, and a suggestion on what could be a temporary position for ERT matches for the remainder of Summer 2019/2020 season.

https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/EPAAirWatch

If the EPA Air Quality reading is very poor or hazardous, play is called off for the day.

 If the EPA Air Quality reading is poor, then teams have the option to play or not play.

Suspension of play for outdoor matches when the Air Quality Index (AQI) is greater than 200 (Hazardous)

https://www.tennis.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Extreme-Weather-Policy-Effective-25-November-2019-1.pdf

ERT Bank Account

Eastern Region Tennis

Bendigo Bank

BSB 633 000  Account No. 165 365 511.

 

ERT Washout Responsibilities

Junior/Senior Convenor or Home/Away Team Managers Responsibilities:

If courts are unplayable, your home washed out matches can only be entered into Club Zone in the ERT website during the following times, Saturday morning Juniors – 7.15am to 8.30am, Saturday afternoon Seniors – 12 noon to 1.15pm, Sunday morning Juniors – 7.45am to 9.00am and Sunday afternoon Seniors (Summer only) – 12 noon to 1.15pm.   Advise players that are playing in your teams playing at home where a washout has been declared.      The system will automatically update the wash-out result.

If a washout is entered after 7.45am Saturday morning Juniors, 12.30pm Saturday & Sunday Seniors(Summer Only) and 8.15am Sunday morning Juniors you MUST also ring your opposition Convenor to notify them of the washout. 

Also check ERT Website to see if a washout has been declared for your teams playing away 45 minutes prior to the start of the match at the following times: Saturday morning Juniors – 7.45am, Saturday afternoon Seniors – 12.30pm, Sunday morning Juniors – 8.15am and Sunday afternoon Seniors (Summer only) – 12.30pm.   If it has been declared, advise players that are playing in the teams playing away where a washout has been declared.   No further action required.  If you enter the washout after these times you MUST ring your opposition Convenor.   If washout has not been recorded by home venue, travel to venue.

 

 

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