Updated CPF Strategy - 19-4-22
Considering the reduction in a wide range of government restrictions, KartSport New Zealand has now changed its guidance system going forward. A one page PDF with a simplistic explanation of our Covid Protection rules can now be found here.
Please note: There is no longer a requirement for tracks to submit a Covid Safety Plan before receiving a permit, however they must display this new document above on their notice board in their track clubrooms.
KartSport NZ CPF Update - 5/4/22
With recent changes to the CPF or ‘traffic light system’, KartSport New Zealand has continued to stay updated and work through information from both the government and Sport New Zealand. Below are a few points to note ahead of future events, with more information and a overhaul of our H&S documents/pages via the KSNZ website to follow.
OFFICIAL ADVICE AS AT 5/4/22:As per government guidelines, KartSport New Zealand is no longer requiring the use of My Vaccine Pass for events, but is advising the following;
COVID PROTECTION FRAMEWORK CHANGES 23-3-22
As you may be aware, the government has today announced changes to the Covid Protection Framework, with this having an affect on all sporting events especially. While we work on updating all our Covid/Health & Safety information, a few key notes are available here;
1. All outdoor capacity limits will be removed from 11:59pm Friday 25th March. This in practice will see the removal of defined bubbles at race venues. QR code scanning will also be scrapped at this time.
2. Wearing of masks outside is no longer mandatory and a decision to wear one is based on personal preference only. Face masks are still recommended as an extra precaution against Covid.
3. Indoor capacity limits have increased to 200 people, but rules around being seated and socially distanced are unchanged. This may affect your local clubrooms for example.
4. Masks are still required in most shared/indoor areas.
5. No major changes to self-isolation rules which will likely still continue to impact the sport significantly as crucial personnel become unavailable.
6. Vaccine passes will no longer be required from 11:59pm Monday 4th April.
*Any information below this text or previous to this dat is currently under review. Please check back later in the week for more updated information.
Update 24 February 2022
Phase 3 Omicron Government Response Rules
What it means for the nation:
Update 20 January 2022
Vaccinations for Children 5-11-year-Old
Children aged 5-11 years can now be vaccinated against COVID-19.
They receive a children’s dose of the Pfizer vaccine, which is a lower dose provided at a smaller volume than the adult vaccine.
While vaccination among this age group is encouraged, 5-11-year-olds are not required to show or have My Vaccine Passes.
They are still counted toward the capacity limit of an event or gathering but do not contribute to the vaccination status of an event or gathering.
This means unvaccinated 5-11-year-olds at a My Vaccine Pass event or gathering do not make that event or gathering non-My Vaccine Pass.
If you do not already have a 'My Vaccine Pass', you can obtain one from My Covid Record | Ministry of Health NZ.
Update 07 December 2021
NEW: Covid-19 Protection Framework - Traffic Light System
Update 01 December: The New Covid Protection Framework (CPF) replaces the Alert Level systems effective 03 December 2021. Click HERE for details of how the new Traffic Light System is implemented at KartSport permitted events
Many of the event management advice contained in these Alert level 2 instructions still apply and the page is being maintained in case any areas may return to a LOCKDOWN status
Update 27 October 2021
COVID-19 Protection Framework implementation update
The NZ Government has announced that the COVID-19 Protection Framework will be implemented from Friday 3 December and more specific details were released today ( 26-11-21)
This will mean events will need to comply with the new regulations set by the government in the COVID-19 Protection Framework. Kartsport New Zealand is collaborating with our fellow Motorsport National bodies over the weekend to review the information released today. We need to develop guidelines and procedures specific to our sport and these will be released as soon as it is ready and approved for use.
Kartsport New Zealand encourages Clubs to review the information released yesterday by way of the web links below
This link to review the Sport NZ Traffic Light Rules (COVID-19 Protection Framework)
This link to review the MBIE NZ Traffic Light Rules ( COVID-19 Protection Framework)
Contact Tracing Reminders
There are three important components to contact tracing that applies to everyone at the event, including spectators.
Club / Shop and Bar
Clubs have the responsibility to ensure the following are complied with if the Clubs shop and bar is to be opened.
At Alert Level 2 the risk of COVID-19 being present in the community is high. Covid-Delta is highly transmissible via airborne aerosol particles.
All persons have a duty to comply with COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 and specifically section 10, Health Orders issued by the Director-General ( Alert level requirements). Section 26 provides for a fine of up to $4000 or 6-month imprisonment for wilful/intentional failure to comply with a health order.
Please also follow all KartSport Covid19 policy and processes for event management and participation in the Health & Safety Links Click HERE.
Check back often for the latest information
27 Jan. 2021 - Turn on Bluetooth Tracing
The NZ COVID Tracer app has been updated to include Bluetooth tracing technology. Bluetooth tracing allows you to receive an alert if you have been near another app user who tests positive for COVID-19. Click here to learn more and the instruction to enableBluetooth tracing on your device
Covid Vaccine Event Status:
Update 01 December 2021
The New Covid Protection Framework Replaces the Alert Level systems 03 December. Click HERE for details of how the new Traffic Light System is implemented at KartSport permitted events
01 November 2021. Press Release
Motorsports’ governing bodies unite to navigate the COVID-19 Protection Framework. Following the Government's COVID-19 Protection Framework announcement the governing bodies of various motorsport disciplines in New Zealand have created a collaborative partnership.
MotorSport New Zealand, Speedway NZ, Motorcycling NZ, KartSport NZ and the NZ Drag Racing Association have formed a collaborative partnership where they will work jointly with Sport NZ and NZ Events Association to develop a clear path to running motorsport events in NZ under the proposed new system.
Whilst the Covid -19 Protection Framework has been announced, the legal detail of the framework to support the system are yet to be released. The lack of detail has flagged a raft of uncertainties for organisations and there have already been adjustments made to the preliminary details since the announcement on 21 October.
A major point of the new framework is that vaccinations will be required at some point for events with over 100 attendees. As yet the rules around when and how this will be implemented and controlled are still to be set by the government.
The collaboration will bring one set of clear guidelines for all organisations to use across their various motorsport disciplines. The pooling of resources will also enable the timelier development of the guidelines and create a stronger case for any lobbying to government agencies if required.
All five motorsport bodies want to remind all members, competitors, crews, officials and volunteers that there is currently no requirement to be vaccinated to attend events under the current COVID-19 Alert Level system. That may change with new government mandates that can and do appear without warning.
Until the proposed Covid -19 Protection Framework is launched, each sport will continue to operate under their own COVID-19 guidelines that they have issued previously.
Govt Vaccine Information HERE
Double Jabbed: Get your Vaccination Certificate HERE
Current Covid19 Alert Levels
KartSport rules & information are provided to ensure the Health & Safety of all members, volunteers and officers.At any time one or more New Zealand regions may be in Alert-Levels ranging from 1 to 4. Above all else please abide by government and local authority Alert-Level instructions.NOTE: KartSport New Zealand Events are not sanctioned to operate at Covid19 Alert Levels 3 or 4 and only at Level 1 or 2 where they are specifically approved. This includes events held in regions that are in Alert Level 1 but where attendees enter or visit from an Alert Level 2 area. Approved C19AL2 Tracks Click HERE
Stay calm and stay safe to race another day Team KartSport New Zealand!
Sport NZ - Level 3 and Level 2 tables
As a reference click the following links to download the current SportNZ - Alert level tables
Alert Level 3 Click Here Alert Level 2 Click Here
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