Covid July 2022 Update
- Last Updated: Friday, 22 July 2022 10:30
All restrictions on community sport have been lifted. See NSW Government.
However, as COVID 19 infection rates surge in the community event organisers are encouraged to continue to implement COVID 19 safety measures at orienteering events including:
- excluding people who are sick, or have tested positive for COVID 19 or are otherwise required to isolate
- encouraging volunteers and spectators wear masks if they are not able to physically distance. This includes volunteers at download stations (outdoors and indoors).
- reducing opportunities for spreading infection by:
- providing hand sanitiser for use by competitors before and after the event
- encouraging social distancing where possible
- limiting Enter On the Day (EOD) entries by encouraging pre-entries
- enabling EOD entries via eventor on the day
- using contactless systems for EOD payment
- publishing results online.
The Chief Health Officer has recommended that masks be worn for any indoor activities where attendees cannot physically distance. This may apply to club meetings and workshops. See https://www.health.gov.au/news/press-conference-with-chief-medical-officer-paul-kelly-and-minister-mark-butler
Sample COVID 19 Safety Plan
Whilst there is no longer a NSW Government requirement for a COVID 19 Safety Plan for outdoor sporting events clubs should consider maintaining a plan and/or guidance for event organisers to follow to keep orienteers and their families and friends safe. An updated sample COVID-19 Safety Plan for Minor Orienteering Events is now available.
COVID-19 safety for community sport
To help sport clubs and associations continue to welcome members and visitors in a COVID safe way NSW Office of Sport has produced a communication toolkit assist clubs to convey COVID 19 safety messages to their sporting community. It includes tailorable content including newsletter/web copy, social media assets and posters.
Cancellation policies relating to COVID 19
Clubs are encouraged to fully refund entry fees for those entrants who are unable to attend an event due to genuine COVID-related concerns.