COVID-19 Level 2 update
Monday, September 14, 2020
At noon Wednesday 12 August the Bay of Plenty region returned to COVID-19 Alert Level 2. The health and wellbeing of our community continues to be a priority, so Sport Bay of Plenty staff have implemented a number of public health measures across our services.
Green Prescriptions and Active Families appointments
In-person Green Prescription and Active Families appointments continue under Alert Level 2 with appropriate physical distancing and public health guidelines in place.
Please stay home if you are sick, and contact your Green Prescription advisor if you have any questions.
School sport events
EBOP Quick Rip Rugby Tournament - CANCELLED- Friday 18th September
Bay of Plenty Rugby advises they have cancelled the EBOP Rip Tournament which was scheduled for Friday 18th September. The decision was made based on the Government announcement of 14 September extending level 2 restrictions until at least 21 September.
Bay of Plenty Rugby plans to run a small EBOP RIP Tournament early Term 4 (in Whakatāne). However, there will be limited team entries to this tournament due to limited equipment and resources. Schools will need to fill out the NEW online entry once the information is confirmed. Details for this will be out by the end of the week.
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BOPSS Senior Basketball Championships - CANCELLED - Friday 18 September
Following the Government's decision on 14 September to extending level 2 restrictions until at least 21 September, the decision has been made to cancel the BOPSS Senior Basketball Championships on Firday 18 September.
Girls' Spring 7s - POSTPONED - September 2
Bay of Plenty Rugby advises the Girls' Spring 7s Festival will be postponed until Term 4. Please contact Kendra Reynolds if you have any queries.
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BOP Yr 7 and 8 Badminton finals - POSTPONED - Wednesday 26 August
The BOP Yr 7 & 8 Badminton finals event scheduled for Wednesday 26th August has been postponed. BOP Badminton and other event facilitators are liaising with schools on a postponement date.
CBOP Rugby League 9s - POSTPONED - Tuesday 25 August
Upper Central Zone Rugby League advises they are postponing the Central Bay of Plenty Primary School Yrs 5/6 and 7/8 Rugby League 9s until the standby date of Thursday 27 August - after the review of the current alert level 2.
If alert level 2 is maintained the event will still take place on Thursday 27 August but with added restrictions to meet Covid19 protocols. Further information will follow to schools.
Funky Fun Festivals
Years 1 & 2: Monday 17 August
The Funky Fun Festival for Years 1 and 2 on Monday 17 August has been cancelled.
Years 1 & 2: Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 August
Years 3 & 4: Monday 24 August
Bay Venues has advised they are working on a change in format to enable the Funky Fun Festivals on Wednesday, Thursday and Monday to go ahead. Bay Venues is working closely with registered schools on a change in format and appropriate public health measures. Please contact your school if you have any questions.
Years 3 & 4: Monday 24, Thursday 27 and Monday 31 August
If Level 2 is extended beyond Wednesday 26 August, Bay Venues will advise schools of next steps.
Participating schools are encouraged to contact Bay Venues if they have any questions.
BOPSS Senior Badminton Finals - POSTPONED - Wednesday 19 August
Alongside BOP Badminton we have decided to postpone the BOPSS Senior Badminton Finals event scheduled for this coming Wednesday 19 August. Event facilitators are working on a rescheduled date for sometime in September which will be communicated to schools.
Future school sport events
We are closely monitoring the public health announcements regarding Alert Levels in our region. Registrations for future events facilitated by Sport Bay of Plenty beyond this week (i.e. beyond Friday 14 August) remain open, but we will be liaising closely with schools and event partners to make decisions regarding the status of those events. The health and safety of all participants remains our priority, and we will communicate any event postponements or cancellations directly with schools as soon as changes are made.
AWD Funky Fun Days
The AWD Funky Fun Days planned for 10 September has been postponed. Bay Venues is liaising with key parties on a new date.
Keep on Your Feet community strength and balance classes
The majority of community strength and balance classes continue to operate under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 where gatherings are restricted to no more than 100 people.
Participants can expect social distancing and other Level 2 measures to be in place. Please stay home if you are sick, and contact our team if you have any questions or visit the Live Stronger for Longer website for contact details of your local class.
Club sport and active recreation
Please contact your club or recreation provider directly. Many clubs and activity providers have developed operating plans for various alert levels, and will be able to advise their members directly regarding any procedures under Alert Level 2. If you're a sports club administrator and have any questions, then please feel free to contact our community sport team.
Alert Level 2
- New Zealanders can participate in community sport and a wide range of other activities, but are reminded to keep their distance when taking part in physical activity. That means maintaining physical distance from strangers, using contact tracing methods and ensuring mass gatherings stay under the 100 person limit.
- Contact tracing is essential and it’s important people pay constant attention to hygiene measures, particularly washing and drying of hands and regular sanitising of equipment and surfaces.
- Playgrounds, gyms, pools and public courts are open, subject to meeting necessary public health measures. Public conservation land is open to the public for walking, biking, and hunting but there are guidelines on the use of DOC huts and campgrounds.
Other information sources
Our website will be updated with any other relevant changes to our services, and don't forget to head to the COVID-19 website for the latest public health information.
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