The Government of South Australia yesterday announced the lifting of Level 5 restrictions effective 12:01 AM this morning, but continued restrictions remain.
For schools, sporting competition will not be allowed to proceed, and while it is noted that training can resume, this is only for intra school activity.
Police Commissioner Grant Stevens explained the reason why training could resume but not competitive sport.
“The difference is if you’re training, you’re training with people you’re normally in contact with, but when you allow teams to compete, they invariably come from different parts of the wider metropolitan area or different country locations to compete together, so you’re bringing different communities together, which means if we do have an outbreak the potential spread is much wider than if you have it just in a group of people who normally get together.”
On this basis, the planned training session for teams of the UniSA Australian HPV Super Series scheduled for this Sunday, 1 August, has been cancelled and will not proceed.
2020 was a challenging year, and 2021 has again presented us with an unpleasant set of circumstances. Not being able to conduct two rounds of the UniSA Australian HPV Super Series is particularly devastating. There are thousands of competitors, teachers, team staff, families and supporters who continue to join with us and share the passion of HPV racing. For all of us to be thwarted in our endeavors in such a harsh way is difficult to take. The Board of the Series shares the anguish and concern generated by the effects of COVID-19. We will however always place the safety and well-being of competitors, teams and supporters foremost.
Our next event is scheduled to be Round 6 of the UniSA Australian HPV Super Series to be held at Murray Bridge on 11 – 12 September.