On Friday evening the Outdoor Sports Industry Plan received approval from the Queensland Chief Health Officer. Cycling Queensland along with other outdoor sporting groups submitted an application for exemption to the restrictions in place for Stage 2, specifically around only being able to have a maximum of 20 people at one venue.
With the exemption approved Clubs and Coaches are able to cater for multiple groups of 20, where they can do so safely and in line with the Outdoor Sports Industry Plan. Key points of the plan include:
- · Education and training are provided to all participants, volunteers, staff and any support personnel (refer to point 3.1 in the Rebooting Cycling doc).
- · All activities are for multiple groups of up to 20 people, in a non-contact environment where all participants are socially distanced by 1.5mtrs and have a minimum of 4 square metres per person.
- · All activities emphasis the AIS Framework principle of “Get in, train, get out” – arrive ready to train.
- · ‘Hygiene stations’, where participants can sanitise their hands prior, during and after the session, are available.
- · All spaces and surfaces are frequently cleaned with disinfectant wipes or soap prior to each session.
- · Provide advice to players, coaches, and volunteers to not attend if unwell (including any signs/symptoms of cold, flu, COVID-19 or other illness).
- · Everyone attending activities provides their details (including: date of activity, first and last name, phone number, postcode, time in, time out, club name). These records are to be kept for 56 days.
- · Encourage everyone attending activities to download the COVIDsafe App.
- · Stay up to date with any changes from the Queensland Government or Cycling Queensland as the easing of restrictions continue.
To assist Clubs and Coaches to be prepared for restarting activities resources have been created, including for training and events:
Being allowed to have multiple groups of 20 riders is a huge step in the right direction for our sport, our Clubs, and our Members. Cycling Queensland urges everyone to work together, so that our Clubs can get back up and running, and more people can start riding and racing their bikes again! What happens next is in your (washed, clean) hands. Everyone must play their part.