For the first time in almost four months, I’m pleased to be able to say that Clubs in every State of Australia can now have Karting Competition (Racing) commence.
All Clubs intending to hold a Race Meeting must have appointed a COVIDSafe Officer who has satisfactorily completed the COVIDSafe Karting Events course and have completed a COVIDSafe Action Plan and provided this to the SKA before submitting the Supplementary Regulations through the normal process for an upcoming Race Meeting.
While new restrictions in place throughout Melbourne haven’t altered the path for Victorian Clubs at a local level, the border restrictions that have been extended has caused some concern towards larger events where our Licence Holders from various states converge such as the Australian Kart Championship, Rotax Pro Tour and City of Melbourne events.
Karting Australia is continuing to monitor the requirements from each State Government closely and provide the best possible advice to protect the Clubs, Members, Licence Holders and the community as a whole.
A question that we have been asked on several occasions is regarding Social Karting Activities. All Social Karting Activities (Practice) will remain to be permitted under the COVID-19 Social Karting Activities and managed by a delegated Official from the affiliated Club.
This doesn’t mean that a Club is required to only host Social Kart Activities on a weekend, it just means that if the Club wishes to provide a Social Karting Activity to its Members during the week it needs to delegate the running of such day to an Official to be responsible for running an Activity. We’ve had more than 150 people recently complete the Core Courses in the Karting Australia Officials Academy powered by Rosche Paper that makes them eligible to become a Grade 4 Official, now is the time to engage these people.
To clarify once again regarding First Aid requirements for COVID-19 Social Karting Activities, it is encouraged that an accredited First Aid person is in attendance, but if there isn’t one available, the Private Practice Rules (Page 297) of the Manual will apply as we advised all Clubs quite early on in the pandemic restriction period.
Online Scrutineering Forms
All Race Secretaries should have received a log in to download their Club specific Scrutineering forms that are to be completed by Members entered in a Race Meeting. Those Clubs that have already held Race Meetings have indicated that the introduction of the online form has assisted with pre-race administration. Should a Race Secretary have an issue with accessing their forms, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The online COVID-19 Declaration Form is required by all Essential Personnel and Permitted People attending a Karting Australia venue. Each Club has their own dedicated Form that is able to be downloaded by the Race Secretary. Any questions regarding the downloading of the details please email email@example.com
Detailed below, we have provided you with a ‘State of the States’ as we continue to move towards a ‘new normal’.
- to download this in PDF format (where the links will work), click HERE