14th September, 2020
Dear Central Coast Academy of Sport Athletes and Families,
First of all, thank you for your patience and I apologise for the continued correspondence surrounding covid-19 protocols. We are living and training as high performance athletes in interesting times and I thank you for your dedication. Please understand that The Central Coast Academy of Sport (CCAS) is committed to your training needs and development while at the same time being very aware to protect yourselves, your training partners and families.
On Monday 17th August, 2020 the Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant via the NSW Government’s Office of Sport, wrote to the sport and recreation sector stressing that the next 6 weeks are critical in reducing community spread of COVID 19. They outlined principles specifically referring to the community sport sector asking governing bodies to put these in place from Wednesday 19th August.
The advice specifically asks for community sport to do what is reasonable to cease activities that result in mixing of participants from different regions. The principle method would therefore be to restrict activities to local competitions and to avoid inter-mingling and potential community transmission.
It is worth noting that competitions should be run within the local district, zone or association boundaries determined by State Sporting Organisations or the Peak Body for the respective activity.
With this in mind many of your own sporting bodies will make rulings based on their needs, zones, events & competitions. We know that you will receive advice from your governing body, one way or another, about whether your competition, or event, is scheduled to go ahead. Whatever you choose to do is a decision for yourself and your family.
The current Central Coast Academy of Sport Programs that are running, are adhering to these recommendations as outlined by NSW Health. Sessions are staying within the regions with no mixed participants from different regions. Advice from the State Sporting Organisations is the basis of zone determination, of who and where sessions can take place.
Up to September 30th and beyond should the recommendation be extended; The Central Coast Academy of Sport are asking that you do not attend an academy session for 14 days if you have been competing out of region as defined by the relevant State Sporting Organisation. If you are unsure, please contact the CCAS office before attending a session.
Thank you for your continued adherence to the high standard of rules and regulations that have been placed upon CCAS programs, with your health and safety of the greatest importance.
Central Coast Academy of Sport