AN UPDATE TO MEMBERS AND COMPETITORS REGARDING COVID-19 AND THE 2021 NCHA 4CYTE FUTURITY
Further to our previous Covid-19 Update in last week’s E-Newsletter, we are continually monitoring the unfolding Covid-19 situation, Public Health Orders, restrictions in place for Greater Sydney and Regional NSW, as well as current and possible restrictions in other States.
While we continue to work towards hopefully delivering the 2021 NCHA 4CYTE Futurity from 26th July – 8th August, we recognise that the situation is evolving and we therefore thank our Competitors, Owners, Traders and Sponsors for their patience while we monitor circumstances and try to plan accordingly. We encourage all members to check our Facebook and Instagram pages, the NCHA website (updates will be posted to the ‘Recent News’ section of the Homepage) regularly for updates. Ensuring the health and safety of our competitors and all involved in the event is a key priority for the NCHA, and – at this stage, we continue to work towards hopefully staging a Covid-safe Futurity event during the planned dates, should circumstances permit. We very much hope to be seeing everyone in Tamworth from 26th July – 8th August.
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