Executive and Management Committees
NT Motorsport Clubs throughout the Northern Territory
As you may be aware, the Northern Territory Government ceased all commercial and motorsport activities at the Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex in Darwin as of the 24th March, 2020. MotorSports NT has reviewed and assessed the latest restrictions relevant to conducting Motor Sports Events and whilst acknowledging many NT motorsport clubs have already deferred or part cancelled their upcoming season, it is prudent that the Motorsports Community adopts a whole of community consistent approach to addressing the effects of the COVID-19 virus.
MotorSports NT is strongly recommending all Motorsport Clubs cease all of their Club activities throughout the NT. This cessation of activities should include racing events, practice events and membership meetings. For clubs who are required to undertake an Annual General Meeting (or any administrative meetings), it is recommended clubs contact the Justice Department to obtain the latest advice on methods of compliance within their constitutional policies and consider teleconference or other such technologies should a meeting need to proceed.
MotorSports NT’s primary focus is to assist and support affiliate clubs in their efforts to comply with the current regulated restrictions, thereby reducing the potential transfer of the COVID-19 virus amongst our administrators, competitors, officials and the general public. Cessation of events will also reduce the burden on medical resources required to attend our events.
MotorSports NT therefore requests all NT Motorsport Club activities throughout the Northern Territory cease forthwith and MotorSports NT, in conjunction with advice from the relevant Northern Territory Government and Federal Agencies, will undertake a review on these restrictions prior to 30th May 2020. At that time, MotorSports NT will update all member clubs, based on the available advice, the potential of a continued restriction period or the potential for clubs to resume motorsport activities.
I appreciate your commitment and understanding by complying with our recommendations regarding the current restrictions relating to Motorsport Activities and look forward to a future date when motor racing once again provides a valued entertainment choice for Territorians.
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