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PRESS RELEASE FOR REMAINING TWO ROUNDS OF THE GOZO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP 2021



๐†๐Œ๐€ ๐๐‘๐„๐’๐’ ๐‘๐„๐‹๐„๐€๐’๐„ ๐–๐ˆ๐“๐‡ ๐‘๐„๐†๐€๐‘๐ƒ๐’ ๐“๐Ž ๐Œ๐ˆ๐“๐ˆ๐†๐€๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ ๐Œ๐„๐€๐’๐”๐‘๐„๐’ ๐…๐Ž๐‘ ๐‚๐Ž๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ— ๐“๐‘๐€๐๐’๐ˆ๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ ๐€๐’ ๐๐„๐‘ ๐๐„๐– ๐‘๐„๐†๐”๐‹๐€๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐๐’ ๐ˆ๐’๐’๐”๐„๐ƒ ๐”๐๐ƒ๐„๐‘ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐๐”๐๐‹๐ˆ๐‚ ๐‡๐„๐€๐‹๐“๐‡ ๐€๐‚๐“.


The Gozo Motocross Association has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Malta and Gozo and the measures issued by the health authorities.


The revised measures, as of 10th May 2021 shall allow for the organisation of:

โ€ข High level and elite sport can start with no spectators

โ€ข Outdoor and indoor non-contact sport training can recommence.

โ€ข No organized competitions, leagues or events.

โ€ข No spectators for any type of sport, both training and competitions


In this regards, following a lengthy meeting between board members and member riders, it has been decided that the final two rounds, ie. the semi-finals and final rounds of the Gozo Motocross Championship 2021, are postponed to June 2021.


The new dates will be as follows:


๐’๐„๐Œ๐ˆ-๐…๐ˆ๐๐€๐‹๐’ - ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘๐ญ๐ก ๐‰๐”๐๐„ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ

๐…๐ˆ๐๐€๐‹๐’ - ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐ญ๐ก ๐‰๐”๐๐„ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ


As per the new measures, the remaining two rounds will be closed to the general public (unless new measures are published and restrictions lifted) and only the following will be allowed entry into the track premises:

- Association Committee

- Member Riders participating in the event

- Health and Ambulance Personnel

- Security Personnel


Furthermore, the following measures shall also apply:

- Spatial separation of all persons shall be kept to a minimum of 2.5m.

- Face mask or full face visors shall be worn AT ALL TIMES. Riders are allowed to take of mask when putting on helmet before a race.

- When not racing, all riders shall follow the Number of Persons in Public Spaces Regulations, 2021 and any of its amendments are applicable and it is the responsibility of each individual to observe these regulations throughout the track facility.

- All persons/riders are prohibited from any direct contact with another other person/rider as a means of celebration during and after a game/match/competition.

- A closed-door policy will be observed at all time - spectators are not allowed.

- Access to racetrack shall be limited solely to riders, committee members, health and ambulance personnel and security personnel (unless new measures are publishes and restrictions are lifted).

- All personnel shall not congregate in any part of the racetrack or public places.

- Each individual involved is also responsible to observe the Number of Persons in Public Spaces Regulations, 2021 and any of its amendments.

- No sharing of personal equipment shall be allowed. Other equipment that must be shared or rented shall be disinfected thoroughly after each use.

- Security personnel shall regulate access to the racetrack, which shall be limited to riders, committee members, and health and ambulance personnel.

- Screening of body temperature shall be done for all persons entering the racetrack, with the security personnel reserving the right to ask about the individual health status.

- Hand disinfectant (minimum 70% alcohol) shall be available at each entry and exit point as well as throughout the racetrack public spaces.

- No shared drinking bottles or cups allowed.

- No sharing of personal equipment such as helmets.

- No sharing of bikes unless disinfected after each use.

- Helmet should be worn by drivers when driving, otherwise, drivers shall we a face mask at all times.

- The individual arrival of riders in their own car should be strongly recommended, if possible with not more than two riders per car.

- Congregation in public areas is to be prohibited and social distancing shall be practiced at all times.

- No handshakes, no team photographs or other unnecessary contact shall be allowed.

- IMPORTANT: Exemplary individual behavior with regard to hygiene and isolation measures both inside and outside the venue is a must, this includes an absolute ban on spitting or clearing of phlegm during the sport itself.


The association would like to take this opportunity to thank all health personnel and entities that are constantly working against the battle of COVID-19. The association would like to thank all of its member riders for their patience during these difficult times and to all health and security personnel for their assistance on race days.


Lastly, the association would like to also thank the general public and motocross fans for their support during this last season.


We only hope for a better and more exciting championship next year, where everyone will be allowed to share the excitement and fun together.


Stay safe.


Gozo Motocross Association

Enemed

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