Having worked closely with the Department of Sport, Art and Culture, CyclingSA can now give an update on the progress to enable our members to return to the sport of cycling and in particular, the approval of events under Level 3 lockdown.
As a result of amended regulations released by government, we are currently working on a 6-8 week planning cycle, which we review on a monthly basis.
We will continue to work to ensure that the sport can be opened up in the most responsible and efficient way possible and share information as we proceed.
EVENTS APPROVED BY GOVERNMENT
Government has advised that time trial events may take place during Level 3 lockdown from 15 July 2020 whilst small-batch events (up to a maximum of 300 people, including staff and personnel) may commence from 1 September 2020.
As a reminder, these events must meet standard SASREA regulations, SAPS permits and must be sanctioned by the relevant provincial or regional body. In addition, events are also subject to restrictions as outlined by the COVID19 Risk Mitigation regulations incorporating the requirements of the Department of Sport, Art and Culture (DSAC).
Should you wish to host an event, it is imperative to register your event and share the necessary plans for approval. Please contact your provincial affiliate for further information.
Should CyclingSA or the provinces be notified of unsanctioned events, event organisers will be in contravention of the regulations and will be held accountable by government.