Framework for “Return to Play in a COVID-safe Environment”
This Framework details how cycling events will be delivered by the Capital Region Masters Cycling Club (formerly ACT Veterans Cycling Club) to meet the recommendations of Canberra’s Recovery Plan. Phase C (from 29 October 2021), proposed restrictions Sport & Recreation Organised Sporting Activities allows for groups of no more than 150 participants in an outdoor space. Refer to the ACT Government Return to Play in a Covid-Safe Environment at https://www.sport.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/1662966/PICC0149-Return-To-Sport-Framework.pdf.
Phase C Arrangements
- On the day of the event, the race Director will be responsible for ensuring that participants follow these guidelines. Where a participant fails to comply they will be asked to leave the event.
- All members have an obligation to assist with reducing the COVID-19 risk by complying with these requirements to protect themselves, other members and the club, and the broader community. Where members or officials deliberately fail to comply (e.g. Attend while symptomatic/refuse to follow a direction) the committee will consider disciplinary action.
- Any rider who is feeling unwell should not participate. If a rider experiences symptoms such as fever, cough, headache, sore throat, and tiredness, they should stay at home. Consult a doctor if symptoms persist. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptom Checker is available at https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/symptom-checker/tool/basic-details.
- Race Officials will maintain 1.5 m separation and hygiene standards during event setup, running and shutdown. When handling equipment such as signs and radios, Officials are to maintain hygiene by cleaning, wearing gloves and/or regular hand cleaning.
- The Club will organise first aid at each event provided by either a professional organisation or by a Club member with a current first aid certificate.
- Riders and spectators are to maintain a distance of 1.5 m from other participants while at the event, except in emergency situations (e.g. assisting an injured rider).
- Hand hygiene is imperative and hand sanitiser will be available at the event.
- No physical contact. Participants are to refrain from shaking hands, pats on the back, etc.
- Any rider observed or reported for spitting or expelling ‘nasal secretions’ will be disqualified from the race.
- Post-race refreshments will be provided. Members should bring their own coffee mug.
- If any rider feels unwell in the two weeks following the race, they must advise the Race Committee who will follow up with health authorities. The Rider Management System is used to record event attendees and has their contact details. Track racing officials will maintain a record of riders attending races.
- Use the Check in CBR app at locations with a Covid-19 QR Scan Code.