IHCW COVID UPDATE 17 FEB 5PM

IHCW COVID UPDATE 17 FEB 5PM

Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka Festival COVID Update 17 February 2021 5pm
The Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka team and Board of Trustees are extremely happy to announce we will be moving ahead with the 2021 festival. The decision by the Government this afternoon to reduce the COVID Alert Level to 1 outside of Auckland, has informed this decision.
We do however need to highlight that Government guidelines dictate that people travelling from Auckland Level 2 to our event bring their Level 2 status with them and therefore cannot attend an event with more than 100 people (COVID Travel Guidelines – https://covid19.govt.nz/travel-and-the-border/travel-within-new-zealand/regional-travel/). Our event will have over 800 athletes on Saturday 20th Feb, so we urge people to abide by these guidelines for everyone’s safety. We realise this will be disappointing for some athletes but we are committed to keeping New Zealand safe and following Government Guidelines.
The team are ready to welcome athletes from tomorrow morning onwards onto our event site at Glendhu Bay and are excited to host safe and fun racing for all participants.
Bill Roxburgh, Race Director commented, “I am pleased for the staff who have put so much work in and the competitors who have trained so hard. The weather is going to be great and our new location is incredible – the news this afternoon comes as a huge relief to many people.”
Thursday 18 Feb – approx. 250 competitors (Intermediate and Adaptive) + 380 Secondary Schools and Junior
Puzzling World Intermediate Challenge
Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka Adaptive Triathlon
Mitre10 Secondary Schools Triathlon at Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka
TRI NZ Suzuki Junior Series Triathlon at Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka
Friday 19 Feb – approx. 940 competitors
Puzzling World Junior Triathlon at Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka
Saturday 20 Feb – over 800 competitors
Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka Half
Garth Barfoot Aqua Bike at Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka
For more information on events and timings please see our website – www.challenge-wanaka.com
COVID 19 Government Guidelines
Travel between regions at Alert Level 2
If you’re living at Alert Level 2, you can travel anywhere in New Zealand that is at Alert Level 1 or 2, but make sure you do it in a safe way.
You legally must wear a face covering when travelling to, from or through an Alert Level 2 region on public transport, including flights.
If you travel to a region that is at Alert Level 1, we encourage you to act as if you are carrying your Alert Level with you. Consider avoiding large gatherings, unless you’re going to a funeral or tangihanga. If you’re sick, please don’t travel at all — stay home and get tested. 
Guidelines for travelling around the country
– You legally must wear a face covering on public transport and aircraft. There are exceptions.
– Face coverings
– Keep records of what travel services you use.
– Keep track of who you have been in contact with.
– Keep your distance from groups of people you don’t know, where possible.
Do not travel:
– if you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, are awaiting a test or if you need to self-isolate
– to events which do not meet the requirements for gatherings at Alert Level 2.
Thank you once again for your continued support through this time and are happy to answer questions via email or in person at the event site at Glendhu Station Woolshed, Glendhu Bay.
Please remember to stay home if you are unwell, call Health Line and arrange to get tested.
It is important we all sign in with the app or on paper records at every location we go into across the country and keep up good hand hygiene. Please wear a mask and social distance where necessary as the Government outlines.
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