COVID 19 UPDATE NSW SPORTS COMMUNITIES
The NSW Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerry Chant, released advice recommending that, effective from Wednesday 19 August 2020, all community sporting events that involve travel from other regions should cease. Please see attached full statement as to the revised position on Community Sports in NSW.
Understanding that this will cause significant disruption to affiliates who had planned to run events this weekend and beyond, the NCHA supports the position taken by NSW Health.
Also provided is a some FAQ’s to clarify how this impacts all sporting communities and including the Cutting competitors.
In clarification on what is classed as regions, the recommendation from NSW Health, that community sporting competitions are ceased, where riders travel from other regions, relies on a definition of regions which we can’t provide. There are many different maps, but none are referenced in the advice. In response, please apply common sense to your events, so that only “local” riders attend.
The QLD Government has provided the following link which outlines the path forward for Community Sport in Queensland, along with some funding opportunities that may assist Community Sporting Clubs to:
This information is as per the following link and we hope that will provide some important assistance, as you plan to reintroduce cutting. https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/government-actions/roadmap-to-easing-queenslands-restrictions/sport/funding-grants