Motorcycling NSW has provided an update regarding Motorcycling Australia’s announcement, stating non-competitive activity can commence.
To all clubs and members,
As you would be aware, Motorcycling Australia released a statement earlier today regarding recreational and non-competitive activity set to resume on a state-by-state basis as of this weekend.
For us here in NSW, we have been in constant consultation with sporting and health authorities that govern our state to clarify when we will be able to this recreational and non-competitive activity. As of today, the NSW Government notes that National Cabinet endorsed the Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment developed by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) on Friday 1 May 2020. However, the NSW Public Health Order signed on the 30th of March 2020, remains in force and prohibits exercise in groups of greater than two.
The NSW Public Health Order can be accessed here
The NSW Government is considering these issues alongside other restrictions and will update the
community should any changes to the Public Health Orders be made.
We remain in constant contact with our affiliated clubs and have informed them of the recreational and non-competitive activity that will be available to them as soon as they are cleared to do so by the NSW government. All recreational and non-competitive activity will be conducted in accordance to social distancing restrictions and with additional hygiene requirements. Further information on the resumption of activities will be provided over the coming weeks.
We also happy to support Motorcycling Australia confirming that all active annual MA licence holders affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will receive an extension on their current annual license, with the period of this extension to be confirmed when all states are able to recommence riding.
Like all members, we are keen for motorcycle activity to resume. As community there will need to be an understanding and acceptance that it will not be sport as usual prior to the pandemic. Certain restrictions and measures will likely remain for some time and all members are encouraged to follow government guidelines and practice good personal hygiene.