BMX New Zealand statement UPDATE on COVID-19 for the 15th February 2021

BMX New Zealand statement UPDATE on COVID-19 for the 15th February 2021

Following the government update tonight regarding the countries COVID Level status the main message is one of continuing responsibility. The sport will need to move into a position of responsibility to meet the requirements of the applied status.

The new difference to this new situation is that we have different levels of status in play. As per the original key point back in March, ‘this is our responsibility to society as a sporting body’.

Auckland has had a slight change & one where our sport is split in the ability to deliver gatherings. Plus, we need to keep in mind maintaining our personal hygiene by washing hands, physical distancing, use of masks where required and staying away when sick.

Once again, please note that due to the fluid nature of a viral pandemic, where the Government are continually monitoring the situation, these recommendations will change when the status is reviewed over the next 3 days as noted by the Prime Minister.

The BMXNZ ALERT Level3 recommendations below, cover all affiliated clubs & licensed riders in the geographic area from Mangawhai in the north to Pukekohe in the south;

– BMXNZ advise that all formal club gatherings remain closed. This includes, but is not limited to Club racing, gate practice, ride or training sessions.

– BMXNZ recommends that all clubs maintain a “Track Closed” status at all BMX Tracks, during COVID ALERT Level 3.

– Any Committee meetings should use online tools such as free video conferencing on the Club Portal or online apps like ZOOM Meetings.

-All Government notifications and Ministry of Health policies must be adhered to at all times. Please see the following link:

The BMXNZ ALERT Level2 recommendations below, cover all affiliated clubs & licensed riders for the rest of New Zealand other than the area noted above;

– All BMX Club facilities and functions remain to be opened to members and the public. All Club organised gatherings MUST follow the government regulations of ALERT Level 2.

– Club gatherings may proceed, with the Level 2 conditions of up to a TOTAL of 100 people at a BMX facility. This includes riders, spectators, parents, siblings, official and public visitors.

– All club gatherings should have a Level1 Club Official/Commissaire to manage the gathering in regard to the required gathering numbers and social spacing. Clubs should also have a nominated Club First Aid person at all gatherings.

– ALL CLUB GATHERINGS MUST DISPLAY CONTACT TRACING QR CODE POSTER, all people attending or visiting any Club organised gathering, must use poster or their attendance must be recorded & stored.

– Clubs must run a track inspection procedure. BMXNZ has a H&S checklist for this process online and this should be part of the normal operating process at all Clubs.

– Sport NZ state it is the responsibility of all clubs to constantly clean & sanitize common touch points within the club environments, for example doors, handrails, gates, track tools etc.

– BMXNZ requires that ALL Clubs have for member use, running water & soap OR hand sanitizer OR both. It is in the clubs’ interest that we make it easy to clean members hands and touch points.

– NO HIRE GEAR is allowed under level 2. To protect the riders and of the people assisting in this process.

– All Clubs MUST NOT serve food during ALERT Level 2. Government guidelines regarding food service and public health requirements for workplaces would require certified food prep areas, trained staff and full PPE for prep and service. Then also contactless click & collect or seated & served food.

– Physical distancing remains & mask use is advisable in confined spaces.
-All Government notifications and Ministry of Health policies must be adhered to at all times. Please see the following link:

As noted above BMX is a high-risk sport, these risks come with injury. BMXNZ would like to remind all riders to take extra care while riding any type of bike. This is a strong call to be responsible for your actions.
If you are riding your local neighborhood, be aware, be kind, be safe and smile.

BMXNZ will continue to provide further updates as more information is available.

Please contact BMXNZ if you have any questions or need assistance.


Warren Boggiss

BMX New Zealand Board


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