MTBA’s top priority is the health and wellbeing of the mountain bike community, its riders, members, affiliates, stakeholders and staff.
Board and Senior Management have been monitoring advice from various Government departments in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19) and considering the impact on the mountain bike community and activities.
MTBA has made the decision to:
Initial advice from the Federal Government recommending cancellation or postponement of non-essential public gatherings of more than 500 people came into effect on Monday 16th March. It is important to note that this advice including the number of people could change at any time and may be either a State or Federal Government decision that will then need to be followed.
Latest information issued indicates that outdoor events spread over a large area are not considered as high a risk as those where people are confined to a specific area or in close proximity to one another, such as indoors or seated in a stadium.
In response to this latest information, MTBA advises affiliates to follow the recommendations listed below.
MTBA are taking this approach, which includes restricting opportunities for mass gatherings, to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and do our part to “flatten the curve”. As can be appreciated, the situation surrounding COVID-19 is changing rapidly and on a daily basis. MTBA will continue to monitor developments and government recommendations and update members and affiliates as required. Please note that given staff are working remotely some delays may be experienced in responding to phone calls.
MTBA encourage individuals to keep regularly and safely riding their bike for their mental and physical wellbeing and enjoyment, throughout this challenging time.
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