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IMPORTANT: Changes to Triathlon Training Within Western Australia

  • Tri WA
  • 27 Mar 2020
  • Posted 2 months ago

UPDATE as at 31 March 2020:

Following last weeks update to sport activity within WA, we have just had confirmation from the WA State Government that further amendments have now been made to the WA Public Health Act to allow for personal training with one other person (regardless of whether they are from the same household). This advice supersedes the previous guidance and the Public Health Act from the 25th March has been amended accordingly.

We encourage all members to continue to follow Government guidelines in this ever changing situation.

We hope you are all staying fit and healthy, but at no risk to yourself or others.


Dear Members, 

We are all experiencing unprecedented and significant challenges right now, and Triathlon WA is working diligently through this rapidly changing environment. On 23 March 2020 it was communicated to all members that Triathlon Australia and State and Territory Associations DISCOURAGED group training.

Further to this, the Western Australian Government has issued an update to the Public Health Act 2016 (WA), referred to as the Preventative Restrictions of Activities Directions.

Please click here to access the update

The following information from the Preventative Restrictions of Activities Directions should be taken into account for any triathlon training activities;

DIRECTIONS

4. A person must REFRAIN from undertaking or engaging in an affected activity
5. A person must not organise an affected activity
6. A person must not attend an affected activity

DEFINITION OF AN AFFECTED ACTIVITY

An affected activity means any of the following activities and whether undertaken or engaged in on a profit or not-for-profit basis;

(d) personal training, whether indoors or outdoors, other than to the extent that it occurs outside and involves no more than 10 persons at a time;
(e) a gathering of two or more people, who do not ordinarily reside at the same premises, for the purposes of participating in a sporting activity together. Examples: sporting activity includes but is not limited to bike-riding, running and playing football, cricket and netball.

While not a definitive answer for our sport, which we did seek, we strongly urge you to apply (e) given the fines being applied - $20,000 for individuals and $100,000 for organisations, it is best to be erring on the side of caution.

Current applicable Triathlon Australia members will have training insurance. If you elect to train individually or as a group it does NOT affect your insurance you are covered for both Personal Accident and Public Liability Insurance as long as you are compliant with the Australian Government and State guidelines.

Your insurance is NOT valid IF you go against Australian Government and State guidelines.

Please adhere to the Australian Government's guidelines regarding social distancing during group training sessions.

We urge the Triathlon community to please follow the Government guidelines issued to do our part to mitigate the spread of the virus. When we do, our ability to flatten the curve is dramatic.

Kind Regards

Ashleigh Apps
Executive Director
Triathlon Western Australia

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