COVID-19 Alert Level change 7 September
At 11:59pm on Tuesday night (7 September) areas of New Zealand outside the wider Auckland region will move to COVID-19 Alert Level 2. Auckland remains in Alert Level 4 until 14 September.
MotorSport New Zealand has updated the ‘Back in Motion’ guidelines which allow motorsport events to take place under the updated Delta Level 2 restrictions.
Auckland – Level 3 & 4:
No motorsport events are able to take place under Level 3 & 4.
Rest of New Zealand – Level 2:
Under Alert Level 2 motorsport events can take place using our ‘Back in Motion Plan’. This plan was successfully utilised in the previous Alert Level 2 restrictions to hold motorsport events.
The ‘Back in Motion’ document provides general guidelines for providing motorsport events during COVID-19 restrictions such as hygiene requirements, social distancing requirements and clarification around the number of people allowed at events.
The following basic guidelines are in place for motorsport events:
- Everyone must ‘scan in’ to events using the NZCOVID Tracer App
- Face coverings are mandatory when indoors (such as documentation)
- No more than 100 people within a ‘defined space’ outdoors
- No more than 50 people in a room when indoors
- Social distancing of 2 meters must be maintained where possible
With social distancing requirements in place, it may not also be possible or appropriate for scrutineers to complete a physical safety audit prior to competition commencing. A self-scrutiny of vehicle safety has also been implemented as part of the resources.
Competitors will need to complete the safety checklist and submit it with their event entry alongside photos of the vehicle’s last three logbook entries.
Officials and volunteers also have a set of guidelines to ensure their safety on events. The basis of the guidelines is minimising person to person contact, mainly ensuring documentation is completed electronically where practicable.
Spectator admittance is permitted however spectators must be clearly segregated in their own ‘defined space’ away from the participants and officials of the event, and the event must still meet all current Government guidelines for gathering size limits. This will allow the organisers to ensure that their event is run within the guidelines set by the Government and MotorSport New Zealand.
The full list of resources can be found on www.motorsport.org.nz/organiser. All competitors, crews, officials, volunteers and event organisers are encouraged to make themselves familiar with it prior to competing or attending events.
As the government makes further announcements, MotorSport New Zealand will continue to communicate how motorsport can operate under each set of restrictions.
As always, the MotorSport New Zealand team are happy to help out if you have any questions regarding COVID-19 guidelines or procedures or for anything else you need assistance with.
We also remind everyone to visit www.motorsport.org.nz/covid-19 for the latest information regarding COVID-19 and motorsport.