Good Afternoon,

The following update is bought to you outlining current allowances to running events and public gatherings, in accordance with Government and Sport NZ information, today – Thursday 21st October.

For any of our clubs and members who have been planning to run open-air events of any kind over this weekend, and up until we are informed of change – Please take the time to read through the below information carefully.

This information will act as a guide-line to ensure you have appropriate measures in place and your events will be delivered as safely and efficiently as possible.

 General Alert Level Updates

For those in the Waikato, boundaries continue to cover the Waitomo District, including Te Kuiti, as well as the Waipa and Otorohanga Districts. These areas are currently in a strict Alert Level 3, which does not include the easing of restrictions afforded to Auckland.

Current alert level tables carrying detailed guidance are available on our Sport NZ website These have now been updated including the following amends:

Changes to gatherings numbers in Alert Level 2

There are currently no restrictions on the number of people that can attend a gathering – which includes local sport and recreation involving contact sport. However, it is recommended that groups remain in numbers of 100 persons [maximum] and that groups [bubbles] should refrain from inter-mingling.

Spectators attending a local sporting event should stay 2m apart from people they do not know, wear a face covering wherever possible, and follow all other contact tracing and hygiene guidelines.

Contact tracing and/or recording a log of all persons attending your events is required and measures must be taken to manage this accurately and efficiently.

While the previous MNZ ruling around limited numbers [50pax] per bathroom/toilet facilities has now been lifted, it is asked that event organisers take every precaution in ensuring appropriate numbers of clean facilities for all attendees.

Spectators attending an event at a stadium or arena should safely stay 1 metre apart.

Updated Alert Level 3, Stage 1 for Auckland

A reminder that people can now meet with other people from up to 10 households at a time for organised group activities as long as this is outside, and the total number of people is not greater than 10. Physical distancing must be maintained between people from different households at all times.

MNZ are here to assist clubs and riders in any way possible to ensure the utmost safety and compliance during these times. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding these new levels of COVID-compliance

Note: This update is based on current information obtained from authorities such as Sport NZ and Auckland DHB. This information is subject to change at any time

Kind Regards,

Mike Kerrisk – General Manager, Motorcycling New Zealand