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Orienteering is changing during the COVID-19 pandemic
Regular orienteering is starting up again on July 19, but to comply with government regulations there will be changes to the way orienteering in Tasmania takes place. Key changes you need to know about before you go to an event are:
Entry to all events is only by pre-entry - there will be no ‘Enter on the Day’ or payment on the day. Pre-entries will close on the Wednesday night prior to the event. For those who have not previously pre-entered we will soon have a ‘How to pre-enter’ guide available on the OT website.
Bring your own water - no water will be available on the course or at the assembly area
Bring your own snacks/lunch - no catering will be available
Social distancing and and a range of hygiene measures will be enforced
Conditions of entry for all participants have changed to ensure anyone with symptoms, recent contact with a COVID-19 case or have travelled overseas recently will not be able to participate
Save the dates. Events about to start up again.
In both Launceston and Hobart events are planned to resume on Sunday 19 July. And then over the following weekend, July 25 and 26 - there's a chance for you to orienteer at Coles Bay. The full details for all events will be released shortly, including all the modifications we're having to make to comply with Tasmanian Government COVID safety rules. But in the mean time, save the dates and make your plans to head to Freycinet. And don't forget, if in Hobart you can do the Recovery Romp
Please update your contact details
Tasmanian Government COVID safety rules require us to collect contact details for all participants at orienteering events to enable contact tracing if necessary. Could all of you who already have an Eventor account please check and update your contact details on Eventor? While you are there, please add an Emergency contact phone number. See below for how to do this.
Our excellent newsletter editor Miriam Palmer is moving on to a new full-time job. Congratulations and thanks for your great work Miriam! OT president Sally Wayte is currently preparing the weekly newsletter, but would love to hand this job on to someone else. It takes about an hour a week once you've got the hang of it. You do need a computer, but no great technical skills are required. Full training will be provided, and there is backup for weeks when you're not available. Please contact Sally at President if you'd like to know more.
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