Posted: Wed, 21st Jul 2021
Current as at 21st July 2021
PCA NSW would like to remind all clubs and zones that are in rural and regional areas where community sport is still allowed that they must run a Covid Safe events with anyone 12 years or over attending wearing a mask while not participating in their activities, this includes riders who are mounted while waiting their turn. NSW Health recommends that community sport work on the basis of get in play/train and get out where possible therefore clubs and zones may need to look at scheduling activities to minimise the amount of time spent on grounds. Minimise contact between members of different household groups and maintain social distancing, good hand hygiene, contactless registration and QR code sign is along with mask wearing.
A risk assessment must be completed and sent to the State Office before any activity or event may be held and the organising committee and those attending should continue to monitor the NSW Health website for possible late changes further details can be found on our website https://www.pcansw.org.au/management/risk-management or NSW Health https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates
To protect the people of NSW from the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, new restrictions will be introduced for the Orange City Council, Blayney Shire Council, and Cabonne Shire Council areas from 12.01am Wednesday July 21 until 12.01am Wednesday July 28.
Stay-at-home orders will apply to all people who live in the Orange City Council, Blayney Shire Council, and Cabonne Shire Council areas, or have been there on or after Saturday July 17.
Everyone in these areas must stay at home unless it is for an essential reason.
The reasons you may leave your home include:
- Shopping for food or other essential goods and services;
- Medical care or compassionate needs (people can leave home to have a COVID-19 vaccination unless you have been identified as a close contact);
- Exercise outdoors in groups of 2 or fewer (unless members of the same household);
- Work, or education, where you cannot work or study from home.
- Masks must be worn indoors (not including the home) and in outdoor settings where you cannot socially distance from others (e.g. while queuing for takeaway).
Under the Public Health Order, some community sport and recreation facilities with the Orange, Blayney and Cabonne local government areas are required to close, including:
- Indoor recreation facilities such as squash courts, indoor swimming pools, gyms, table tennis centres, health studios, bowling alleys and ice rinks.
- Public swimming pools (except natural swimming pools, which may open)
- Entertainment facilities, such as theatres, cinemas, music halls, concert halls and dance halls.
- Amusement centres, such as places to play billiards, pool, pinball machines or video games.