The move to Alert Level 1 is great news for New Zealand sport and recreation as it signals the end of formal restrictions. The main controls under Alert Level 1 are border limitations and managed isolation or quarantine for people entering the country.
The Government has announced a 4 year plan of $265 million, with the first tranche of $83 million being made available in the next financial year (1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021) for the Play, Active Recreation and Sport sector.
Sport NZ has further clarified some of the details around Alert Level 2 with the following table has been published. As previously advised, the 10 person gathering limit does apply to all community sport and this limit will be reviewed on 25 May.
The government announced on Monday that New Zealand will move into Alert Level 2 on Thursday 14 May 2020. The overriding message is to keep it small, maintain social distancing and good hygiene practises.
As Mike Tyson said, “everyone has a plan until punched in the face” well, Covid 19 has been the metaphorical punch in the face but, out of adversity comes opportunity, so let's take this time to create opportunities for inline hockey and our members out of this.
Firstly, we would like to acknowledge the hugely challenging time Level 4 has been for not just our Inline community but New Zealand in general. Times of crisis only serve to emphasise the importance of support and understanding for all.