News & Updates

6 September 2021 • General

Update: Athletics to continue under Alert Level 2

Athletics NZ has updated advice previously released on 27 August.

All of New Zealand, except for Auckland, will move from Alert Level 3 to Alert Level 2 at 11:59pm on Tuesday 7 September.

At Alert Level 2, Athletics activities can commence, as long as groups and individuals follow all relevant government guidelines. Athletics NZ has produced Community Guidelines for Alert Level 2, which all clubs and centres are encouraged to review. Athletics NZ is reviewing the Level 2 Club Support Resource booklet which is designed to provide practical advice and guidance to clubs wishing to begin activities at Level 2. The advice is largely correct, but will be updated to reflect the recent changes to Alert Level 2. The key changes are as follows;

* face coverings are now mandatory at indoor gatherings.
*indoor venues will have a limit of 50 people per gathering, while outdoor gatherings can still cater for up to 100 people.
*2metre physical distancing is required at indoor venues such as gyms.

Auckland will remain at Alert Level 4 until 11.59pm on Tuesday 14 September. Members and supporters are reminded that in alignment with government advice, no organised Athletics or group trainings are allowed to take place at Alert Level 4, and those wishing to continue training must do so in alignment with government guidelines, specifically:

  • You are allowed to exercise, both at home and in your immediate neighbourhood.
  • If you are exercising, it must be solitary, or with those you live with.
  • You must try to maintain 2m distance from anyone who is not in your ‘bubble’.
  • Do not do activities that may require search and rescue services, for example, do not go swimming, surfing, boating, hunting or tramping.
  • If you are unwell, do NOT go outside.
  • Remember that public facilities like gyms, playgrounds etc. must be closed.

Athletics NZ has previously provided updates on major national events, including the Athletics NZ Annual General Meeting, Connections Conference and New Zealand Road Race Championships, as well as the New Zealand Half Marathon Championships, New Zealand Road Relay Championships, and NZSSAA Track, Field and Road Race Championships and Athletics NZ U16/U18 Athletics Championships.

For further details on the measures that we need to follow under Alert Level 4 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:
E: hamishm@athletics.org.nz
M: 027 324 1976

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