ADVICE TO EVENT PROMOTERS to COMPLY with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) COMMUNITY RISK MINIMISATION and GOVERNEMENT DIRECTIVES FOR PLANNED FUTURE EVENTS.
The AASA is aware that events cannot currently run under the new Australian Government restrictions however we have updated this document to advise event promoters for future events conducted after the Australian Government restrictions lift around events.
The AASA is committed to assisting the motorsport community carry on their sport, but within the constraints of complying with best practice guidelines and Government directives and legislative requirements due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our office will remain open for phone and email contact during this time.
We have a list of recommendations to help reduce risk while conducting an event when Government restrictions allow:
- Limit human to human contact as much as possible
- Encourage everyone to stay at least 1.5 meters away from others
- No hand shaking or unnecessary contact between parties.
- Constant use of hand sanitiser or frequent hand washing.
- No sharing any equipment, helmets, drink bottles, towels, gloves, food, drinks etc.
- Anyone who has come into contact with someone who is sick or has flu-like symptoms are not to attend any event.
- Anyone who is in a 14-day self-isolation period are not to attend any event.
- Avoid forming queues or groups of people.
- Encourage everyone to limit contact with other people at the event where possible.
- Drivers briefings should be held in the open air as a preference and with people standing well apart (not in small or dedicated briefing rooms), and only if necessary, and briefing notes should be used as a minimum.
- Check with the venue provider to see how many people will be at the venue on the day of your event as to ensure you don’t breach Government enforced limits.
- Organisers should “space out” parking and pit arrangements, where possible.
- Promoters can and should enquire the circumstances of persons known to have been overseas recently. We now have compulsory self- isolating periods, which intending participants must adhere to.
- Anyone who becomes unwell during an event, with cold or flu-like symptoms, must report to the on-site medical service in the first instance. Event Stewards should be notified as to circumstances, and have the power to shut the event down, if deemed necessary.
- Provide advice to your participants to NOT attend any motor sport event if unwell, or if there has been a risk of exposure to someone they know, who has identified as having been overseas in the past 14 days. (Compulsory self- isolation for such individuals will assist this issue, into the future).
In all circumstances, follow guidelines/decrees as issued by relevant State Health Authorities or the Federal Government.
This information in no way overrides the important information provided by our Health Authorities. The AASA and promoters expect that responsible competitors and participants understand their obligations to society in complying with all government advice and legislated requirements, in order assist to prevent the spread amongst the general community of the Civid-19 virus.
If promoters have any specific queries and need to seek further advice as to conduct of their event, the AASA is available to provide advice via the office on 03 5721 7800 or email at [email protected]
The AASA will issue further advice as circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 threat to the Australian community, as it evolves however for the latest information on changing restrictions and laws please head to www.australia.gov.au
Australian Auto-Sport Alliance