The Board of LAA (the Board) convened an emergency meeting Friday afternoon 13/03/20 to assess the implications for Little Athletics of the rapid escalation of the coronavirus in Australia and crucial Government advice related to containment.
The Board and LAA office have consulted with experts and stakeholders, including our State and Territory leaders, and we acknowledge the Prime Minister’s advice following Friday’s COAG meeting and the official declaration by the World Health Organisation (WHO) of pandemic status for COVID-19. Accordingly, it is the Board’s strong recommendation that State and Territory Championship events not proceed this weekend.
The Board does not make this recommendation lightly. It is regrettable that circumstances in respect of the coronavirus pandemic have led to this recommendation, and while we understand its impacts, we believe that, given the circumstances and the rate of pace of change, this is the appropriate course of action for now. As matters progress, we will review the situation, and provide support and recommendations to members. We appreciate your support and patience during this very trying time.
The health of everyone is our priority. We want to do our best to promote the safety of all families involved in Little Athletics at all levels. We understand these things are disappointing. We assure you that we will be considering the best for all, over the coming time as we navigate this together.
Published 31 March, 2020 | Uncategorized
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): A GUIDE FOR LITTLE ATHLETICS MEMBERS