COVID- 19 Update
27 March 2020
ALL POLO CANCELLED & FACILITIES CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
To our valued clients,
On 20 March 2020 the NSW POLO Association acted on the advice of the Australia Polo Federation (APF) and advised members that all tournaments were suspended, but that Clubs could continue to run chukkas and games within their local zone/community provided they were carried out in accordance with the Commonwealth Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines.
However, things have moved rapidly and as outlined by the Prime Minister on Tuesday night, in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, new strict directives have been issued by the National Cabinet re social distancing. As a result, from midnight last night all social sporting based activities are prohibited. In light of these developments, the APF have reassessed the position and regrettably requests that State Associations advise their Clubs that all polo activities should be suspended immediately until further notice. The decision to suspend these activities is unfortunate, but considered necessary in the best interests of our sport and the Australian community.
We will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds and keep you up to date as new information comes to hand.
RIVERLANDS POLO MANAGEMENT
20 March 2020
To our valued clients,
With the ongoing threat of the Coronavirus, we are now actively monitoring the development of COVID-19 and have implemented some proactive plans to minimise risk of virus spread and keep our staff and clients safe and healthy while continuing to deliver the same high quality services.
We will continue to keep our doors open for business as usual whilst closely monitoring the situation. We ask that you all continue to utilise our services as usual, but please be mindful that if you are feeling unwell or feel as though you do pose any risk to another players' health, please do not visit our Club or book in for our services.
Whilst the NSW Polo Association have taken steps to suspend All NSWPA Autumn Tournaments, effective from Monday 23 March 2020, we do still intend to run chukkas and organised games within our local community only, throughout the Autumn Season.
Please read the attached letter from the Minister for Sport which provides advice on hygiene practices and community sport guidelines.
If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we thank you for your support and cooperation during this period.
Riverlands Polo Management