NSW Health Update

Late on Monday 17 August, NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant released a letter and a set of Frequently Asked Questions with regards to community sport that we have been asked to share with you.

The key elements coming out of the letter and FAQ’s are as follows:

  • Cease activities that result in the mixing of participants and staff from different regions, for example by ceasing zone, regional or state championships or competitions. Gymnastics NSW has already made the decision to cancel State Events for the remainder of 2020.  You can view our statement here.
  • Cease any activities that result in overnight stays (e.g. multi-day training camps) due to increased risk of COVID transmission in residential-type settings with shared facilities. 
  • Cease face-to-face social activities relating to community sports (e.g. award ceremonies, display days, post-training group dinners) 
  • Avoid carpools or bus travel with people from different household groups where possible 
  • For local activities, limit spectators to one parent only, where the child requires parental supervision during the sporting activity. 

Gymnastics clubs in NSW have already been abiding to many of the above measures as part of our  Return to Gymnastics Plan.  As gymnastics continues to operate out of local clubs, we ask all members of our community to continue to maintain alert and support their club as they deliver their COVIDSafe Plan. 

Gymnastics NSW encourage clubs to take part in our online events and activities as a fun alternative to events and club display days. You can find out more about our first online event, the Virtual Festival of Gymnastics here