Orienteering Australia

Event information: Rushcutters Orienteering

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Location: John Dick Reserve, Port Macquarie.
Hastings Orienteering Group are adhering to the latest advice from NSW Health with regard to running a Covid safe event.
Participants includes competitors, people training, officials, coaches, family members who are not
competing and other attendees.
Be patient, courteous and respectful of others at all times. Please consider how your actions may
appear in the eyes of landowners or members of the public.
Do not attend – Government travel guidance restrictions
Under current Government restrictions you cannot attend an event or training session if you:
I. have visited Victoria in the 14 days prior;
II. must self-isolate under NSW Health COVID “When you must self-isolate” or “self-isolate and
get tested immediately” guidance; or
III. live outside the Districts the organiser will accept entries from. Appendix 2 gives ONSW’s
definition of Districts.
Do not attend - illness
You must not come to any NSW orienteering event, training session or activity if you are not
permitted to attend under Public Health Orders or Australian or NSW Government guidelines. This
includes Government COVID-19 travel restrictions and NSW Government guidance on Increased
Testing and Surveillance.
You should not train or compete, if in the last 14 days you have been unwell or had contact with a
known or suspected case of COVID-19. If you have respiratory symptoms (cough, sore/scratchy
throat, fever or shortness of breath) you are considered a potential COVID-19 case and must
immediately self-isolate, have COVID-19 excluded and be medically cleared by a doctor to return to
train or compete.
Do not attend – spectators, etc
If you are not competing, training, an organiser or a coach please do not enter the assembly or start
area. Exception: a child may be shadowed whilst orienteering, but by one parent only.
Travel to and from events and training sessions
Participants should drive directly to the venue, compete/train, and then return to their homes
following the activity. Avoid social gatherings before and after the activity, and carpooling or other
shared transport arrangements.
Social distancing
The NSW Governments wants community sport to “take all reasonable steps to minimise the
number of spectators”. Please try to minimise your time in the assembly area – aim to ‘arrive,
orienteer, go home’ basis.
Everyone at the event must exercise social distancing, at least 1.5m, from when they arrive until
when they leave. You must obey event organiser instructions to minimise co-mingling of competitors
starting in different time slots.
Give way to other participants and members of the public on narrow paths and elsewhere. Do not
run or ride in the slipstream of others. You should move away from controls quickly, so that others
can punch without breaching the 1.5m rule.
If you are standing or sitting, please ensure others can easily move around without coming within
1.5 metres of you.
Parents who bring small children to the event must ensure their children exercise social distancing,
except with family members they live with.
If it is likely to be wet and/or cold, please bring appropriate clothing for before and after the event –
you will not be able to huddle together under a shelter.
Face-to-face social activities are not permitted (e.g. post-event group drinks or meals).
You must thoroughly wash your hands:
• when you arrive at and leave an orienteering event or training session;
• before and after visiting the toilet; and
• before and after you compete or train.
Please bring hand sanitiser and, if it is likely you will dirty your hands, water and soap.
Bring your own drink bottles, snacks, towels or other personal gear. Do not share them.
Change clothes at home or at your car. Participants should have a thorough full body shower with
soap before and after attending (preferably at home).
Only pick up one map at the start or in the assembly area. Avoid touching other maps in the box. If
you require a map case bring your own as none will be supplied at events. Spitting and clearing of
nasal/respiratory secretions whilst at an event or training session is strongly discouraged. Cover your
mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when you cough or sneeze.
Do not touch the SI unit when you are punching at controls.
Contact tracing
To assist contact tracing, all people attending an event or training session must follow organiser
instructions in relation to their contact details (including emergency contact details). The organisers
may provide your contact details to NSW Health or other health authorities if requested.
The detection of a positive COVID-19 case at an orienteering event or training session will result in a
standard public health response, which could include contact tracing and/or quarantine of all
participants, and close contacts, for the required period.
ONSW recommends downloading the COVIDSafe app and bring your phone to the event or training
session. Carrying your phone whilst competing or training is optional.
Attending events or training sessions after COVID-19 infection
If you have been infected with COVID-19, you must have medical clearance from your doctor before
participating in or attending an event or training session. This clearance must state that you no
longer pose any infection risk to their community and you are sufficiently recovered to safely
participate. An outline of the recommended assessment process following a COVID-19 case is
illustrated in Table 2 of “The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Framework for Rebooting Sport in a
COVID-19 Environment”, May 2020.
Vulnerable individuals
Vulnerable individuals include: para-athletes, people with concurrent medical conditions, individuals
over 70 years of age, carers for or a household contact of a vulnerable person, athletes with
suboptimal access to medical care (e.g. remote) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Vulnerable people may attend an event or training session, but should do so in a cautious manner.

General information
Event Rushcutters Orienteering
Organiser Hastings Orienteering Group
State Orienteering NSW
Status completed
Date Sunday 20 September 2020 at 11:00 - 15:00 EST
Entry deadline Sunday 20 September 2020 at 14:59 EST
Event form individual
Event classification Club event
Race distance middle
Time of event day
Disciplines FootO
park/street orienteering
Punching system Sportident
Class information
Classes Moderate, Easy
Contact details and main officials
Website http://Facebook.com/HastingsOrienteers/
Contact person Matt Bell
Contact phone number 0435048408
Contact email
Event director Matt Bell
Course setter Matt Bell
Course controller Jenny Friend

Start times


Entry is closed.

Enter on the day is available.

Location of the event

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Driving directions from Google Maps (Always make sure to follow the organiser's driving directions.)

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