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MNZ Statement regarding Coronavirus and Motorcycling Events in New Zealand

Motorcycling New Zealand has been in constant discussion at Board and Management level to ensure adequate guidelines are given to the Motorcycling Community for the safety of all amid COVID-19. Our main objective is to ensure the health and safety of the MNZ family while also putting things in place to ensure that the sport and life continues as best as possible. We continue to monitor the situation and will at all times adhere to government policy.

At this stage, all MNZ permits issued remain valid and there is no requirement for events to be postponed or cancelled based on the following guidelines being adhered to:

  • No event shall take place with more than 500 people (including but not limited to competitors, crew, venue staff and spectators) in a confined space. For avoidance of doubt;
  • For events being held at a Circuit or Motocross track, no more than 500 persons are allowed inside the confines of the venue.
  • For trail rides no more than 500 persons within a square kilometre.
  • All Government notifications and Ministry of Health policies must be adhered to at all times.

In light of these guidelines the following Major events have no choice but to be postponed until further notice:
  •  NZSBK Round 4 Manfeild 28th-29th March and Round 5 Taupo 4th-5th April
  • Rotorua School MX Challenge- 20th-21st March (Rotorua Motorcycle Club)
  • South Island Secondary Schools Motocross Championship- 28th March (Southland Motorcycle Club)
  • New Zealand and North Island Secondary Schools Motocross Championship - 3rd April (Taupo Motorcycle Club)
  • New Zealand TT Nationals- 11th-12th April (Patetonga Motorcycle Club)
  • New Zealand Junior Motocross Championship- 15th-17th April (Tauranga Motorcycle Club)
  • King of the North- 2nd May (North Harbour Mini Motorcycle Club)

Further to this, restrictions on members returning from overseas or overseas based members will come into effect immediately. This will require all members that have been overseas, entering and or having returned to New Zealand must adhere to the New Zealand Ministry of Health policy before attending  any MNZ Event. For self isolation guidance click HERE.

MNZ strongly recommends irrespective of whether any member is required to complete self-isolation from 1am 16th March 2020 that any member who has entered New Zealand prior has a moral obligation to self-isolate for a 14 day period before attending an MNZ event.

We will work together with our clubs to provide updates as soon as possible. At this stage the events listed are postponed to a date later in the year depending on outcome of COVID-19. Obviously this is hugely disappointing, but the safety of our members and the wider community obviously comes first.

We will provide further updates as and when required. Please contact MNZ if you have any queries or need assistance to comply with any of these requirements.

Kind regards, your team at MNZ.


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