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Posted by Equestrian SA on 01/09/2020.

Covid Update - Mass Participation Events

The Australian Government has recently released COVIDSAFE Procedures for Outdoor Mass Participation Events (refer attached).

Mass participation events have a higher risk for COVID-19 transmission than many other sport and recreation activities. This is because of:      

  • The number of people involved
  • The difficulty in keeping at a safe physical distance
  • Complex contact tracing
  • The potential for wide geographic infection when participants return home following an event.

Mass participation events include but are not limited to:

  • Park runs
  • Fundraising walk/runs
  • Marathons
  • Ocean Swims
  • Triathlons
  • Trail running
  • Group cycling
  • Obstacle Racing

If your organisation is planning future mass participation events, I encourage you to refer to the attached fact sheet for guidance. However, it is very important to note that the relevant Emergency Management Directions provide you with the most up to date information in regard to restrictions on activities during COVID-19 in South Australia. The Emergency Management Directions must be adhered to at all times.

Finally, it is also worth noting again that where more than 1000 people will be in attendance at an activity a COVID Management Plan is required in South Australia. With finals commencing soon, I encourage you all to keep this in mind as you plan for these events.

CLICK HERE to download the Fact Sheet

Kind regards

Kylie Taylor

Chief Executive



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