Karting (New South Wales) Inc has recommended the wearing of face masks at KNSW Sanctioned Events, where it is hard to maintain 1.5 metres of physical distancing from others.
The latest health advice on masks from NSW Chief Health Officers Dr Kerry Chant recommends wearing a mask:-
- if it is hard to maintain 1.5 metres of physical distance from others;
- in areas where there has been community transmissions;
- when in high-risk indoor areas such as public transport, supermarkets, shops, churches and other places of worship;
- when caring for or serving vulnerable people; or
- if working in a cafe, restaurant, pub, club of other high-risk indoor areas.
KNSW continues to monitor the Covid situation in New South Wales and how it may affect or impact upon the sport of karting.
It is important to note that:-
- Karting is conducted outdoors, and in most cases, in locations with a large site area;
- Karting is a non-contact sport, conducted by people who are ‘isolated or socially distanced’ in a kart;
- There is no (or limited) sharing of equipment with minimal sharing of communal facilities;
- Record keeping is done via a contactless and real-time KNSW QR Code System; and
- Events can be run without spectators.
The Board of KNSW considers these factors, together with advice received from the NSW Government, Sport NSW and NSW Office of Sport when it makes any recommendations to minimise the risk of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) at KNSW Sanctioned Events.
Further details about masks can be found at https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/face-masks
Whilst wearing a mask to KNSW Sanctioned Events is not mandatory, it is highly recommended.
We wish for all of our karters, officials, volunteers and spectators to remain safe whilst being able to still participate in the sport of karting – for their physical and mental well-being!