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4 October 2021 • General

4 October Update: Athletics under Alert Levels 2 & 3

Athletics NZ has updated advice previously released on 20 September.

All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2, except for Auckland, Raglan, Te Kauwhata, Huntly, Ngāruawāhia, Hamilton City and some surrounding areas, which are at Level 3. 

In alignment with government advice, no organised athletics or group trainings are allowed to take place at Alert Level 3, and those wishing to continue training must do so in alignment with government guidelines. Athletics NZ has produced Community Guidelines for Alert Level 2-3, and all clubs are encouraged to review and follow these guidelines. 

At Alert Level 2, Athletics activities can continue, as long as groups and individuals follow all relevant government guidelines. Athletics NZ has produced the Level 2 Club Support booklet which is designed to provide practical advice and guidance to clubs wishing to begin activities at Level 2, and while the guidance within this is largely correct, it will be updated towards the end of this week to reflect the most recent changes to government advice. 

Athletics NZ is hosting a Covid 19 Webinar this Thursday at 6pm to assist track and field clubs with their summer planning. All club volunteers and administrators are encouraged to attend, and can sign up here.

For further details on the measures that we need to follow under Alert Level 3 and Alert Level 2, please visit the New Zealand Covid-19 website.

If you have any questions, please call or email the Athletics NZ Community Manager, Hamish Meacheam:
M: 027 324 1976