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24 November 2021 • General

Update on Athletics NZ Guidelines under the new Covid-19 Protection Framework

Image from the 2019 North Island Colgate Games in Hamilton. (Credit: Alisha Lovrich)

On Thursday 2 December at 11.59pm, all of New Zealand will move to the COVID-19 Protection Framework. Auckland will move to traffic light red, while settings for the rest of New Zealand are yet to be decided.

Athletics NZ has reviewed the new framework and is developing guidelines for the ongoing delivery of community athletics. However, before publishing any guidelines, Athletics NZ must wait for final guidance and information from Sport NZ.  

Sport NZ is the crown entity responsible for sport and recreation in New Zealand and are working collaboratively with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, to establish how sport and recreation will fit into the Covid Protection Framework.

After receiving guidance and information from Sport NZ, Athletics NZ will work to interpret the guidelines and make them specific for the sport of athletics. This includes the opportunity for Athletics NZ to follow up with any specific questions.

Following this, Athletics NZ will release its Summer Athletics Guidelines under the traffic light system, with current plans involving an email message to all centre and club leaders, and the opportunity to attend an information webinar to go over the guidelines in more detail and ask any questions.

Athletics NZ is committed to following and promoting government guidelines and delivering athletics in a way that protects the safety of our community.

Key dates:

22 October: The Government announced the new Covid 19 Protection Framework

17 November: My Vaccine Pass is made available to the public

26 November: Anticipated date of Sport NZ sector advice

29 November: Cabinet will confirm the decision to move to the new traffic light system.

1 December: Anticipated release of Athletics NZ Summer Athletics Guidelines under the traffic light system

2-3 December: Anticipated date of Athletics NZ education webinar

2 December: At 11.59pm all of New Zealand will move to the COVID-19 Protection Framework. Auckland will move to Red. Settings for the rest of New Zealand are yet to be decided

 

 

 

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