News - 5th November 2020

parkrun Australia COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 5 November


Since we started providing fortnightly updates specific to parkrun in Australia, we promised to send an additional email with any significant developments.


Following extensive discussions with the Queensland Department of Sport and Recreation, we have approval to reopen all parkrun events in Queensland on 28 November.


When events reopen in Queensland they will each be required to display a unique QR code for contact tracing purposes and we will be strongly encouraging all participants to sign in. This system currently exists for parkruns in New Zealand and the ACT and is working effectively.


For parkrunners in New South Wales and Victoria, we are continuing to make steady progress and hope to provide a further update in our regular fortnightly email next week.


This announcement is another significant step forward on the road to reopening parkrun across all of Australia, and we thank you as always for your support and patience.


Renee Gimbert

Territory Manager, parkrun Asia Pacific

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