LOCKDOWN EVENTS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

As events begin to open up, we ask all cyclists who plan to participate, to be up to date with the COVID-19 safety procedures which will affect riders on race day.  Some basic things to consider:  

  • You will require either a valid CSA membership to be able to participate in any sanctioned cycling events.

  • In order for an event to be sanctioned, event organizers are required to do the necessary risk categorization incorporating both the SASREA and COVID-19 regulations.

  • No Spectators permitted.

  • No gathering pre or post-event – riders are to arrive, ride and leave the event immediately after completion.

  • No catering will be provided.

  • No prize giving will take place.

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 LEVEL 3 EVENTS – FROM 15 JULY 2020
  • Events limited to < 50 participants.

  • Individual timed rides only, no bunch riding is permitted.

    • Road cycling

    • MTB XCO

    • MTB DHI

  • BMX and Track cycling training only.

LEVEL 3 EVENTS – FROM 1 SEPT 2020

  • Events limited to < 300 people (participants and staff on the day)

  • Cyclists in batches of < 50 with start times staggered to minimize contact.

  • Permitted small batched events.

    • Road cycling

    • Road criterium races

    • MTB XCO

    • MTB DHI

    • MTB Enduro

    • Track cycling

    • BMX

We are aware that there are a number of mass participation (300+ staff and participants) events being advertised to the public but we emphasise that no mass participation events are permitted under Level 3.

We are continuously engaging with government and key role players to work towards re-introducing mass participation and MTB Marathon racing under reduced lockdown levels.

We strongly suggest members only participate in events sanctioned by our provincial affiliates. Each provincial body is responsible for sanctioning event in their provinces, and members should contact their province directly for confirmation of sanctioned events.

In addition to the sanction status of an event, we strongly urge members to check the refund policy in protection of any event not proceeding as planned.

 EVENT METHODOLOGY
  • Cyclists batched in batches of no more 50.

  • Start times to be staggered to decrease the number of people to minimize contact between groups.

  • Groups will be seeded per age category and according to their national index.

  • No gathering pre or post-event – riders are to arrive, ride and leave the event immediately after completion.


SOCIAL DISTANCING

  • No formal greeting may take place.

  • No handshake or hugging is permitted.

  • No touching of another person.

  • Social distancing of 2m or more when standing, sitting or eating with others.

  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever or cough.


VENUES

  • The necessary COVID-19 signage inclusive of safety measurement requirements shall be placed.

  • Venue for start and finish must allow for social distancing.


CATERING

  • No catering will be provided.

  • No sharing of drinking bottles.

  • Riders to bring their own refreshments.


PRIZE GIVING

  • No prize giving will take place.

  • Results to be posted online.


RESPONSIBILITIES OF EVENT ORGANISERS

The appointed COVID-19 facility or event officer will ensure a healthy event environment for all public and crew:

  • To educate all on the preventive measure to avoid infection.

  • Posting of Guidelines in and around the event area of DO and DON’TS.

  • Implement a screening process at all entry points to the event area.

  • Any person with a temperature of 38°C or higher is not allowed to enter the event area until a questionnaire is completed to determine if there is an infection.

  • Ensure hygienic standard in the event area.

  • To provide sanitisers in the event area, this will include the food vending area, toilets, entry and exit points.

  • Prevent large gatherings in the event area.

  • To encourage social distancing of 2m or more.

  • Provide PPE were needed to the event crew, face masks are a requirement to enter an event area.

  • Provide ventilation where needed to promote good respiratory hygiene.

  • Keep the public informed on the development of COVID-19.

  • To offer support in the form of trauma counsellors should the need arise.

  • Keep a register, or a detailed list of attendees to assist with contact tracing.


PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT (PPE)

  • All persons will be required to wear cloth masks in public.

  • All event crew will be trained on the use and disposal of PPE.

  • All attendees are required to wear a face mask when attending an event with the exception of during the race. Any person not wearing a mask at the event will be asked to vacate the venue.


SUSPECTED EXPOSURE

  • All persons with an elevated temperature of 38°C or above will be sent home or isolated until taken to a medical facility.

  • Any staff exposed or been touched by an infected person will have themselves tested and isolate or quarantine themselves.


WHO MAY NOT COME TO THE EVENT?

  • Person with a temperature of 38°C or higher.

  • Person with underlying medical conditions, clinical conditions, pregnant and elderly.

  • A person that is living with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.


TESTING AND SCREENING PROCEDURES PRIOR TO ENTRY 

  • Participants are to remain in their vehicles as temperature screening will take place upon entering the venue.

  • A register is to be completed by the official for contact tracing purposes.


SAMPLE QUESTIONNAIRE UPON ENTERING VENUE

Temperature above 37°C 4 pts

Cough and shortness of breath 4 pts

Unusual headache 2 pts

Abnormal fatigue 2 pts

Cough 1 pts

Stuffy nose or sore throat 1 pts

Anosmia 1 pts

Unusual aches 1 pts

Diarrhoea or vomiting 1 pts

Total > or = 6 No entry permitted


ATTENDANCE REGISTER

Information per athlete, official or support staff that will be obtained for tracing:

  • Personal details

  • Date of entry

  • Time of entry

  • All information will be kept for a minimum of 6 months in compliance with regulations including:

    • Temperature

    • Personal info – required in section 6A point (3) A-D (Government Gazette June 11)

    • Start times


PROCEDURE IF SOMEONE DEVELOPS COVID-19 SYMPTOMS 

Should an individual develop a high temperature or a persistent cough while at the event, they should:

  • Avoid touching anything.

  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue, or with a bent elbow, place the tissue into the bin.

  • Individuals should be directed to the isolation area.

  • Inform the Organiser or Safety Officer and get a directive from them on what to do.

  • Should a person test positive for COVID-19, the Department of Health and the NICD should be notified by using the hotline number provided.

  • Sanitize the area immediately.

For the most recent regulations as per the DSAC, please see National Gazette No.43507.

 

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