BMXNZ statement UPDATE on COVID-19 for the 27th August 2021

BMXNZ statement UPDATE on COVID-19 for the 27th August 2021

Following the government update regarding the countries COVID Level status change. The sport will need to continue our position of responsibility to meet the requirements of the split status. As per the original key point back in previous lockdowns, ‘this is our responsibility to society as a sporting body’.

This continuing responsibility covers keeping up our personal hygiene, still being mindful of personal space, using masked where appropriate and staying away and getting tested 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.

The BMXNZ ALERT Level3 recommendations below, cover all affiliated clubs & licensed riders in the geographic area outside of the Auckland Regional Boundaries;

– 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: https://www.govt.nz/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/

ALERT Level4 remains in the Auckland Region covering all seven Northern Region Clubs;

Please remember 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.

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