Re: March Event - Blue Mountains Run to Megalong Valley Tea Rooms
It is with regret that the Committee has decided to cancel the Blue Mountains run scheduled for March 29th. The decision has been made with regard to recent government guidelines surrounding the hosting of events in general and social distancing because of the increase in COVID-19 cases. Whilst the club maintains small numbers for these events, it is best practice to ensure that any non-essential events are cancelled or postponed to reduce any possibilities of the virus spreading. The club was hoping to give back to fire damaged communities in the Blue Mountains region but if there is any risk that this event may increase the infection rate (no matter how small) it is the clubs obligation to its members and the community to cancel this event.
Due to the nature of Australia's climbing rate of COVID-19 cases and the Governments rules on social gatherings, the club cannot say for certain if the proposed April 2020 event will proceed. The Committee will re-assess each month to determine if it is acceptable to host an event and advise all our members via e-mail/facebook/forum. We apologise to all our members for canceling this event and understand that many may have been looking forward to this drive. In light of all the recent media surrounding the COVID-19 virus and government guidelines the club wishes to share some important points with everyone:
-Avoid social gatherings of large crowds
-Was your hands frequently (soap breaks down the virus), washing the MR2 will also help
-Practice social distancing of maintaining 1.5m away from others
-Avoid panic purchasing of goods from supermarkets
-Help those more at risk in our communities where possible
Myself and the Committee look forward to catching up with everyone once the guidelines and infection rates have decreased and hope everyone is safe and healthy.
MR2 Club of Australia (NSW Branch) Inc.
President and Public Officer