THE PONY CLUB ASSOCIATION OF NSW

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Covid - 19 Resumption of Sport Update

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Posted: Thu, 14th May 2020

Update current as of 13th May 2020

I am sure that you have all heard the media updates on easing of restrictions in NSW which is a very positive step in the right direction, however as yet there is no change to the restrictions imposed on sporting organisations. While this is disappointing for our members we need to ensure that we get it right the first time, NSW Health explains its process and preliminary findings about recovery time frames here.

PCA NSW are working with the Acting Minister for Sport Dr Geoff Lee, the Office of Sport and other State Sporting Organisations (SSO) to ensure that the easing of restrictions for sport meet with NSW Public Health Orders. PCA NSW are working on risk assessment documentation and liaising with the above bodies to ensure a smooth transition once the frame work has been confirmed which we will circulate to members as soon as possible.

Please note that this is not likely to occur by the weekend.

The Office of Sport have formed a Recovery Group to help develop resumption of sport procedures and they will meet on Friday to discuss the proposed changes, phasing etc. therefore current Public Health Order restrictions are still in place and we cannot hold any face to face pony club activities and events.

Instructors and riders may still work one on one however with the easing of restrictions a rider/horse may now travel to the instructors property to train. We also encourage Clubs and Zones to keep connected with their members via online and social media and we look forward to seeing the results of the many virtual rally days and competitions being shared online.

PCA NSW will be circulating a survey to Clubs and Zones shortly and we urge Committee members to discuss the survey and respond accordingly to help provide a clear picture across the state.

Kind regards

Kerren Britton

Executive Officer

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