With a number of mountain bike clubs in Queensland preparing to recommence mountain bike activities from as early as this coming weekend, 16 – 17 May, there is some important information from the Queensland Government that all clubs located in the State need to know and adhere to.
MTBA became aware at 4:30pm, Friday 15 May of the following advice in regards to resumption of sport and recreation activities in a COVID19 environment.
  • Sport, recreation and fitness organisations are not permitted to conduct organised activities in stage one. This includes activities such as group rides, skills clinics & racing.
  • Clubs should prepare a Return to Play Readiness Checklist for Sport, Recreation and Fitness OrganisationsThis checklist details what you need to do to safely re-start your activities. Your organisation has a responsibility to provide a safe environment to its workforce, volunteers, and visitors.

More details follow, including links to the Queensland Government’s website.

Restrictions for sport, recreation and fitness organisations.

Stage 1: from 15 May 2020


This stage is focused on people engaging in informal, unorganised physical activity:
  • groups of 10
  • non-contact, informal outdoor activities
  • pools (indoor and outdoor)
  • parks, playground equipment, skate parks and outdoor gyms
  • hiking and recreation activities in national and state parks
  • travel up to 150km from home or 500kms within the outback if you live in the outback
  • maintain physical distancing, 1 person per 4 square metres.
Outdoor sport — team, individual, contact and non-contact activity
  • No formal organised community sport (unless an exemption is approved)
  • Non-contact informal activity permitted for up to 10 people

Return to Play – Sports clubs & organisations

Stage 1: From 15 May


This includes team, individual, contact and non-contact activities.
  • No formal organised individual or team community sport or training (unless an exemption is approved).
  • Non-contact informal activity permitted for up to 10 people.
  • Pools can operate for up to 10 people.
  • Communal swimming pools are open for recreation, training and rehabilitation purposes, ensuring the following rules:
    • one person per lane per lap swimming
    • a maximum of 10 swimmers per pool
    • no spectators, except for up to one parent/carer per child, if necessary
    • communal showers and change rooms are closed, toilets may remain open
    • minimise the use of communal facilities
    • shower with soap before and after swimming (at home, not at the pool).

In summary, at this point in time MTBA discourages affiliated clubs from delivering organised activities, such as social rides and other organised group activities.
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