Covid-19 Australian Government advise against mass gatherings

Published
13/03/2020

 

Australia Government has advised against mass gatherings of more than 500 people and all international travel as the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Australia rose to 156.


No word at yet from the New Zealand Government on event restrictions


  • The Australian government affairs minister Peter Dutton has confirmed he has coronavirus, and was admitted to hospital after he woke up with symptoms on Friday
  • All AFL & NRL matches will be played without spectators
  • The Australian Grand Prix was cancelled after teams and spectators had arrived.  Media are reporting F1 may not start until May.
  • Australian Junior Track Nationals cancelled and Australian Elite/J19 Track Nationals postponed
  • Australian Age Swimming Championships and Australian Swimming Championships in Perth are cancelled
  • Already sporing events around the country are sizing down accordingly



Around the world

  • Ironman Group has released their COVID 19 statement www.ironman.com/updates
  • Xterra races have released a formal statement on COVID-19 here, and their event status update page here.
  •  XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship scheduled for March 28, 2020 and XTERRA Japan scheduled for September 20, 2020, have been cancelled, and three European Tour events scheduled in April - Malta, Croatia, and Greece - have been postponed
  • 2020 Absa Cape Epic cancelled due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic
  • ITU events Sarasota-Bradenton PATCO Paratriathlon American Championships, Sprint Triathlon American Cup and Junior North American Championships cancelled. 


World Athletics headquarters


To reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus and protect their workforce and their families, World Athletics will be introducing new working arrangements for its head office staff based in Monaco.


  • From Monday 16 March all staff with children, living with elderly relatives or with specific health issues will work from home.  
  • During the course of the week, the remaining workforce, particularly those commuting from France, will work from home.
  • All business travel has been suspended.


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