This week’s announcement by the NSW Government that participation limits for outdoor community sport will be increasing from 500 to 3000 people means that the 93 parkruns in New South Wales will begin reopening from 19 December under parkrun’s COVID-19 Framework.
Over the past few months, our parkrun Asia Pacific team has supported 270 events teams and landowners in New Zealand, Japan, Northern Territory, Tasmania, Western Australia, ACT, Queensland and South Australia to reopen parkrun in accordance with our Framework and local requirements.
We know from this experience that reopening events can be a complex process, and we are also aware that the upcoming Christmas and New Year period could add additional challenges to obtaining landowner permits and filling volunteer rosters. Over the next five weeks we will therefore be supporting event teams closely to ensure they are in the best possible position to reopen.
Because of the phased reopening of parkrun between 19 December 2020 and 9 January 2021, please keep an eye on your local event’s website and social media channels for the latest information.
In the meantime, we strongly encourage all parkrunners in NSW to familiarise themselves with parkrun’s COVID-19 Framework which now applies to all parkruns around the world.
Territory Manager, Asia Pacific
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