With the announcement of transition to Level 1, government has eased restrictions to increase the limit on gatherings which positively impacts cycling events.
Whilst the majority of regulations under Level 2 and 3 remain in place until the Minster of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture amends the last published gazette for sport.
The most significant adjustments relating to Level 1 are as follows:
Venues may not exceed 50% capacity, with a maximum cap of 500 people per outdoor gathering and 250 for indoor activities.
There are no restrictions on the number or size of start batches.
No spectators are yet permitted at any event.
Vendors are permitted but must adhere to the social distancing protocols as per COVID19 regulations.
All event plans must be approved by the SAPS in the area where the event is hosted.
Social distancing must allow for a radius clearance of 1,5 meters per participant in all areas when not racing.
Masks/buffs remain compulsory at all times, except for 1 minute before the start, but must be worn once the finish line has been crossed.
All CyclingSA members, race organisers, entry companies, and administrators are asked to ensure that they strictly adhere to the regulations to ensure that as a sport, we are not found to be operating outside of the approved regulations.
NOTE FOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
CyclingSA is aware that our licensed riders are keen to see national championship events return to the calendar. Considering the requirements published as per the last gazette for national championship events of all sports, the federation can only consider this once a publication with revised regulations has been made available to us.