Motorsport New Zealand has released a statement saying the organisation is “actively monitoring the quickly evolving situation around COVID-19.”
After a rapidly developing situation that has seen a myriad of global motor racing events either postponed or cancelled, Motorsport New Zealand has stressed the importance of personal hygiene and urges clubs to ensure that any competitor who does not feel well to stay at home.
With a number of upcoming events having international competitors, it is advised that all competitors closely monitor themselves for any symptoms of COVID-19 and self-isolate if required.
Anyone travelling overseas for competition has also been advised to monitor global travel restrictions imposed by the ministry of health.
The biggest piece of advice from MotorSport New Zealand’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Bruce Stuart, is to urge people to regularly wash their hands with soap and water as the virus can live on objects for up to 36-hours.
All major international motorsport events such as the approaching World Rally Championship Round and the ANZAC weekend Supercars event have not been postponed or rescheduled as of today.