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New advice from NSW Health and the NSW Office of Sport requires community sport to avoid inter-regional mixing for at least the next six weeks.

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No Inter-Regional Mixing

In order to control and reduce the spread of COVID-19 in NSW, community sport events that bring people together from different parts of NSW, different regions of Sydney, or require inter-regional mixing must not occur.  This means rides or group events that combine people from different rural areas, different regions of Sydney, or people from metropolitan areas and rural areas, should not take place.

Group riding with COVID-safe plans in place can continue, but needs to stay local.  Groups planning rides to help contribute to the economies of communities hit by the summer fires, need to delay till it is safe to do so.

New COVID-19 Hotspot

NSW Health has declared the City of Sydney a COVID-19 hotspot, so rides should not be planned that encourage groups to enter or leave this area. 

“We know this will be disappointing for groups who join together from different regions for long rides, or who had planned trips together,” said Bicycle NSW General Manager of Public Affairs, Bastien Wallace.

“For NSW to avoid the lockdowns and levels of spread seen in Victoria, we need to avoid activities that promote virus spread,” said Bastien.

 

Bicycle NSW recognises the excellent efforts BUGs, Members and the wider community have made to stay COVID-safe.  Staying local and following NSW Health directions helps ensure we can keep riding and keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.

For more information the NSW Office for Sport has prepared answers to frequently asked questions and updates its own COVID-19 page, and NSW Health regularly updates its website with relevant information and media releases.

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