3 – 7 February 2021 // Ballarat VIC

Road Nationals

Covid Safe guidelines
How we're keeping Road Nats 2021 safe

COVID SAFETY AT THE FEDERATION UNIVERSITY ROAD NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS​

Being COVID safe is a shared responsibility and it is our aim to ensure that all attendees have a fantastic time while at the Federation University Road National Championships whilst ensuring a safe environment for all. The objective of these COVID guidelines is to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of patrons, staff, contractors, volunteers and the community.  

The Road Nationals management team will continue to monitor the COVID situation and act in accordance with the advice of the Government and the Department of Health and Human Services.

covid safe guide

PATRONS CODE OF CONDUCT ​
  • Stay home if you are unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath or loss of taste or smell. Please do not attend the event until you are symptom free and have received a negative test result. 
  • Maintain physical distancing from people outside your core social group. Keep at least 1.5 meters away from others.
  • Avoid physical greetings. i.e: handshakes, kisses and hugs.
  • Avoid crowded places, if an area seems congested stay away from that area.
  • Practice good hygiene – wash your hands with soap and water, use hand sanitizer that will be available onsite, cover coughs and sneezes. 
  • Follow the instructions of the COVID marshals and signage when on site
  • Ensure you Check In – scan and complete the COVID safe check in when entering an event site.
General Information
  • COVID safe messages may be delivered before, during and after events. Listen out for information and follow all directions 
  • All messaging will be communicated via the Road Nationals website, social media, through commentary and signage on site at locations
  • If you have any questions, look out for one of the COVID marshals on site
COVID safe Check in

When entering an event site, all people will be required to provide contact tracing information by:

  • Scanning the QR code upon entering the site
  • Providing correct details to be retained for contact tracing purposes only
Any person not providing their contact details may be asked to leave the event site
 
COVID Marshals
  • Each event site will have COVID marshals to help implement and monitor the sites COVID safe plan. All attendees will be required to follow the instructions of COVID marshals. If a COVID marshal requires assistance to manage an issue they will be assisted by the management team. A significant issue will be escalated to the Victorian Police to be handled. 
Cleaning
  • Event sites will maintain a high standard of cleaning throughout opening hours including high touch point cleaning to reduce COVID transmission risk
COVID restrictions
  • The Federation University Road National Championships will monitor current COVID-19 restrictions posted by the DHHS and information contained in the COVID safe plans will be updated to align with the changes
COVID Plans

All actions and plans within this document have been developed with the aim of upholding the below best practice measures and mitigations to protect against COVID spread including:

  • EDUCATION: Training for staff, volunteers and participants in appropriate personal health and hygiene, and safe support in necessary functional areas.
  • DENSITY REDUCTION: Increasing venue space and encouraging appropriate physical distancing.
  • TOUCHPOINT MINIMALISATION: Reducing or removing points of interaction between staff, conrattrs, volunteers and participants/athletes.
  • SCREENING AND TRACING: Questionnaires and check in/out points for all persons at points of entry/exit. Signage and messaging communicating the importance of contract tracing across the event.
  • COMMUNICATION:  Constant communication of best practices, limitations to event access, and the promotion of alternative viewing experiences will be shared across all available platforms including direct email, the Road Nationals website and social media, broadcast, at event signage and in person.
GET IN, RACE, GET OUT: In line with the AusCycling guidance for competitive cycling, the mantra “Get In, Race, Get Out” will be applied across all racing elements of the event.

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