To our Motorcycling South Australia riders, committees, clubs, coaches and volunteers,
As the situation around COVID-19 (commonly known as Coronavirus) continues to develop, we are committed to providing up-to-date information to you all, as it becomes available to us.
On March 16, Motorcycling Australia issued a statement and advice to the State Controlling Bodies on the running of events with over 500 people and issuing of MA Permits for events. This was based on the advice and direction of the Federal and State Governments.
March 17 MA update; https://www.ma.org.au/motorcycling-australia-update-on-events/
March 18 MA update; https://www.ma.org.au/motorcycling-australia-update-on-events-as-of-18-march/
Motorcycling South Australia support the State and Federal Governments in their attempt to contain the spread of this virus as much as possible. We encourage you to keep up to date, and do your part in reducing your chance of contracting the virus.
For more information visit; https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus
With all this in mind, the following clubs and/or promoters have decided to postpone or cancel the following events due to many reason, most outside of their control:
March 28 Sidewinders Silver Helmet Meeting
March 29 Atujara Collingrove Hillclimb
March 29 MRA Club round
April 5 MSA Women’s Only Come & Try
April 11 Sidewinders Baker / Bitmead Meeting
April 11 & 12 Port Pirie King of the Gulf motocross
April 25 Sidewinders ANZAC / President’s Cup Meeting
April 4 SRA SA B Grade Sidecar Championship, Gillman
April 4 MSA Elite Rider Program Day 1
May 2 Whyalla Dash for Cash
March 28 Keith Diesel & Dirt Derby & Come & Try
Information will be made available from the Event Organisers, to all riders who have already entered on their options for either having their entry roll over or refunded.
At this stage all other events are going ahead as planned, and further to this Motorcycling South Australia support and encourage any clubs wishing to continue to operate to do so, within the current strict hygiene and social distancing guidelines.
However, if a Club wishes to postpone any activity we actively support this decision, as you know your community better than any of us.
To keep up to date on the status of events we encourage you to continue to visit our website: http://www.motorcyclingsa.org.au/riders/calendar/
The Motorcycling South Australia office will remain open, but will be closed for counter enquiries.
We feel this will reduce any disturbance in the service we can provide to our Riders and Clubs.
Due to ALL indoor gatherings/meetings now having to be less than 100 people and venues needing to be cleaned and sanitized effectively (as per the Prime Minister on March 18) the MSA Hall will now be closed for meetings.
MSA is not able to provide adequate cleaning and sanitation processes for the hall to protect our members and staff.
We wish to assure you all that the decisions we make, are with the best intentions and with the most up to date information available to us at this time.
We will continue to communicate as information and the situation progresses.
Motorcycling South Australia