With COVID shutdowns once again affecting many states, Karting Australia has issued the following advice to its clubs and state associations around the country.
Following the recent Coronavirus outbreak in Sydney, and subsequent outbreaks in Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia, the State Premiers are rapidly introducing various measures in their respective regions to reduce the risk to the community.
Some of these restrictions affect Karting Australia Clubs and Events in the short term, however, the over-riding principal in all of the current situation is that it is a rapidly changing scenario.
While we will endeavour to continue to provide you the best advice in a timely manner, we recommend that you continually monitor your State Premier’s Social Media Accounts and Public Health Authorities websites to stay up to date with the latest changes in your local area.
As of 3:00pm on Sunday 27 June, 2021. Here is a snapshot of what the current restrictions mean for our Clubs across the Country.
New South Wales
Stay at home orders apply to Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and
Shellharbour until 11:59pm on Friday July 9, 2021.
- Anyone from these regions, or anyone who has visited these areas since June 21, should not attend a Karting Australia venue until after 11:59pm on Friday July 9, 2021.
- Social Karting Activities can continue at Karting Australia venues outside of the above areas with a maximum of one person every four (4) square metres. Masks are compulsory for all attendees.
The advice that affects Karting Clubs at this point in time has not changed, aside from the fact that no person who has been in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour regions since June 21 should be attending any venue.
Queenslanders should not be travelling to NSW at this time. Anyone planning to travel to New South Wales is
strongly advised to reconsider.
Darwin, Palmerston and the Litchfield local government area have gone into a 48-hour lockdown from 1:00pm local time on Sunday June 27, 2021.
Under the lockdown, people in those local government areas will only be permitted to leave their homes for five
- Medical treatment including coronavirus testing and vaccinations
- To get essential goods and services
- For essential work
- For one hour of exercise within a 5km radius
- To provide care to people unable to support themselves.
No karting activity can take place until the end of this lockdown or further advice is provided.
Effective 12pm, Sunday 27 June, restrictions have been introduced for Perth and Peel for a minimum of three (3) days.
Under these restrictions:
- Community Sport can proceed.
- While there are no limits specifically published for Community Sport, it is advised that a maximum of 150 people be in attendance at a venue if holding a Social Karting Activity during this period.
- Masks must be worn indoors and where physical distancing is not possible outdoors.
All Clubs must ensure that attendees complete the Western Australian SafeWA App Check-In process.
No change to the previously announced restrictions last week, in summary is:
- Maximum 1,000 people at a venue
- Maximum Group size of 50
- All Clubs must use the Victorian QR Code Check-in App, it is a Victorian Government requirement.
South Australia and Tasmania
Aside from the Government-enforced travel restrictions on NSW residents, there is no change to the restrictions that have been in place for several months, however, it serves as a reminder for all Clubs to be vigilant.
All of the other Social Karting requirements that have been in place for many months must be properly implemented. This includes the use of the multi-QR code posters (artwork has previously been forwarded to your Club). It is timely for all Clubs to check and restock your COVID Posters, refresh your memories as to what are and are not permitted actions under COVID restrictions (e.g. food service standards) and to ensure that you have plenty of supplies of liquid soap in the wash rooms and hand sanitiser dispensers available at the Club.
Should you have any questions Lee Hanatschek on 07 5655 4341 (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Best Regards and Stay Safe
Chief Executive Officer