Firstly, we would like to thank all our members and the wider triathlon community for doing their part over the last month to help flatten the curve in NSW.
As announced on Sunday by the Premier of NSW, restrictions to the two-person gathering rule have been eased. Coming into effect from Friday 15 May, and based on expert health advice, the two-person limit on outdoor gatherings will be adjusted, with the limit rising to 10 people.
Please click here to view the NSW government statement on Covid-19 easing of restrictions coming into effect on Friday 15th May.
We encourage clubs/coaches to recommence group training sessions, but this MUST be conducted in line with all Government Guidelines including 1.5m social distancing.
We urge club and members to consider the following additions to their training to account for the safety of all members;
- If any member is unwell they should not attend training sessions
- At no time should the training session allow for more than 10 people (coach included)
- All members must be self-sufficient (water bottle, towel etc)
- Allow for extra space within the training area to ensure social distancing can be adhered too
- Group rides of up to 10 may occur but MUST adhere to the 1.5m social distancing rule.
Although these changes from the government are small, they are welcomed by Triathlon NSW and the community. Group training is the glue that holds a lot of our clubs together, and it is a return to a new normal that our community has been craving. But please remember if you are out exercising, do not risk the safety of yourself or others.
The government has once again reiterated via the State Sporting Organisations, the importance of practising good hygiene. This includes washing your hands often and with soap and water, covering your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, and not spitting or emptying your nostrils near others.
The NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, has warned that the government would revert to tougher restrictions if people did not adhere to social distancing rules. And none of us want a Triathlon Club to become a COVID cluster
It is also a recommendation of Triathlon NSW that all members should download the Australian Government’s COVIDSafe app to help minimise the spread of COVID-19, protect the community and speed up the easing of government restrictions.
On behalf of the Triathlon NSW Board, we hope our entire community stays healthy, safe and COVIDSAFE.