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IMPORTANT- All tracks in Victoria are now closed until further notice as directed from the Government.

Please follow the Government’s rules and hopefully we can all get back to the track soon.

Stay safe and look after one another.
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Stay safe and isolated everyone.

Tried virtual karting before? - discussion at Kartbook

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Have you completed Karting Australia's Travel Register and Isolation Form?

This form is compulsory for Karting Australia Competitors, Participants, Officials and Family Members before you plan on attending a Karting Australia circuit.

Complete your form here www.karting.net.au/karting-australia-travel-register-and-isolation-form

All of the information from Karting Australia regarding the COVID-19 crisis can be found here www.karting.net.au/administration/covid-19-information. **This page is updated on a very regular basis as the crisis continues to evolve**
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KARTING VICTORIA
COVID-19 VIRUS UPDATE – ALL CLUBS - Effect on Victorian Competition - 17 March 2020

Russell White
Karting Victoria – President

Please see below for important information from Karting Victoria regarding the latest response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Circumstances continue to change daily and while we do not intend to overload you with information, we will provide you with updated information related to Karting as and when it is available and needed.

Our objectives are to ensure the health and safety of the Karting Victoria Community, while ensuring that the wheels keep spinning for our Clubs during this challenging period.

All the decisions outlined below have been made with primary consideration being given to the well-being and safety of all participants in our sport from volunteer officials, canteen staff, to competitors and their families, and spectators.

The Karting Victoria Executive has decided that no race meetings will be held in Victoria effective immediately until, June 1, 2020 - This date is subject to change pending the outcome of the crisis situation over the coming weeks.

Because the situation with the Covid-19 crisis is fluid we are hopeful that it may be possible to run May Club Day events despite these events being within the moratorium period advised above.

Notification of a decision on that will be provided in time for clubs to apply for the necessary permits if that is the decision reached.

The upcoming Victorian Kart Championship, Metro Series, the next two rounds of the Victorian Country Series and the next round of the Golden Power Series have all been postponed.
Karting Victoria will develop a revised calendar for the remainder of 2020 once the full extent of the affect the COVID-19 crisis is further understood.

Karting Victoria is committed to running the Victorian Kart Championship on a suitable date later in the year.

It is the intention, that if possible, all rounds of the Victorian Country Series and Golden Power Series are also completed.

Achieving this in a shorter period of time will require some significant alteration of events throughout the State and we will aim to minimise as many inconveniences as possible.

The Karting Victoria Executive, at the request of Karting Australia, is urgently reviewing the potential to run Kart Fun Sessions during this moratorium period in order to allow participation in this great sport we all enjoy to keep rolling.

If this is possible, such sessions will only be allowed to be conducted under very strict guidelines, in order to keep safe the participants, volunteers and spectators.

If Kart Fun Sessions can be accommodated, the guidelines imposed MUST be followed to the letter.

Regardless of the type and size of the event, the operation of all Clubs and on-track activities must respect and apply the COVID-19 virus control measures advised by Karting Australia on 16 March 2020.

Club Members are still able to also complete private practice sessions throughout this time, unless otherwise advised.

These are decisions that have not been taken lightly, but we believe they are necessary to reduce exposure to the virus and to keep all of our Victorian Karting Community safe.

COVID-19 Updates
We cannot stress enough that this is a fluid situation and it is highly likely that over the coming weeks and months there will be a reasonably significant number of communiqués from us, or Karting Australia, to the Karting Victoria Community.

Most, if not all of them, will come via email. Please make sure that your email program is set so that our emails come into your inbox and not your junk mail. I said earlier that we will only send the important messages.

Please, if you get a COVID-19 email from Karting Victoria or Karting Australia, take the time to read it as it will be important!
Let’s All Do Our Part
We are currently facing a global health crisis and we require everyone to do their part and to not take unnecessary risks.

If we all do our part, and don’t take any shortcuts, then the chances of our sport, and indeed the whole community, riding out this crisis ought to increase significantly.

Russell White
Karting Victoria – President
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Important Update: VCS Postponed, Victorian Clubdays Cancelled
Karting Victoria Karting Australia South West Kart Club

We apologise that it has taken so long to announce, but we can confirm that VCS Round 2 will be postponed indefinitely due to Covid-19.

We can advise that all Victorian Club Days this weekend will also be cancelled.(More information to follow)

This is an ever changing situation and we are going to exercise every bit of additional caution possible.

Even if an event was below the 500 limit:
- Our officials are in the 50-80 high risk group, and we cannot put them at any additional risk.
- There is a social aspect of the VCS - people eat out together and camp together- its not just on track activity
- VCS draws competitors from across the state and interstate which is more risk of spreading infection
- Competitors are likely to pull out with the crisis unfolding - meaning the event could be cancelled on low numbers later on.
- With the current supermarket panic it could make it very difficult to have competitors arriving in a small town and needing supplies

All pre-entries for Cobden will be refunded in due course.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGAURDING VCS COBDEN AND COBDEN CLUBDAYImportant Update: VCS Postponed, Victorian Clubdays Cancelled
Karting Victoria Karting Australia South West Kart Club

We apologise that it has taken so long to announce, but we can confirm that VCS Round 2 will be postponed indefinitely due to Covid-19.

We can advise that all Victorian Club Days this weekend will also be cancelled.(More information to follow)

This is an ever changing situation and we are going to exercise every bit of additional caution possible.

Even if an event was below the 500 limit:
- Our officials are in the 50-80 high risk group, and we cannot put them at any additional risk.
- There is a social aspect of the VCS - people eat out together and camp together- its not just on track activity
- VCS draws competitors from across the state and interstate which is more risk of spreading infection
- Competitors are likely to pull out with the crisis unfolding - meaning the event could be cancelled on low numbers later on.
- With the current supermarket panic it could make it very difficult to have competitors arriving in a small town and needing supplies

All pre-entries for Cobden will be refunded in due course.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGAURDING VCS COBDEN AND COBDEN CLUBDAY

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A message from Kelvin O’Reilly
Karting Australia - Chief Executive Officer (Emailed to KA members 13.3.20)

Dear Karting Australia Members,

In light of recent and rapid developments regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) I want to update you on several matters related to this virus that is affecting the world. Karting Australia on the advice of our Chief Medical Officer will be leading the response to Covid-19 for our sport.

We will do so with our Member States and we will be expecting our Member States to lead their Clubs consistent with the approach that we will be taking.

As you would expect, Karting Australia’s number one priority is the health and safety of our drivers, officials, volunteers, families, industry members and supporters of karting (the Karting Australia Family).
You would all be aware that earlier today, the 2020 Australian Rolex Formula 1 Grand Prix was cancelled following confirmation that a member of the McLaren Racing Team has tested positive for Covid-19.

The Grand Prix is a far cry from a karting event in so many ways – not the least of which is the number of people who would gather at those events.

Across the country there appear to be many different responses to different ‘mass gathering’ situations. The likelihood of confusion and mixed messaging in a situation like this is high. We want to avoid that and to ensure that the Karting Australia family is properly informed on this issue with the best advice that is available to us.

As a result, it may become necessary for our Clubs and promoters of events to introduce several measures in the short-term designed to minimise the risk of our people contracting the virus, including the following:

Increased hand sanitisers across entire club facilities;
Implement a travel register for competitors and direct participants in events which will include questions around recent travel and current state of health;
Implementing regular “super clean” of the club’s facilities;
Require the postponement or cancellation of some events.

Under the advice from the relevant authorities, these are all important measures that we need to implement in the short to mid-term at least. There are likely to be more to come.

I would urge all our members and supporters to take their advice on Covid-19 only from reputable sources not the social media community and media outlets that have placed their own spin of the issue. By that I mean get your advice from the Commonwealth and State Departments of Health.

These links to the following sites will provide you with the best information in relation to Covid-19 and I would urge you, if you have any concerns at all to check the most up to date information on Covid-19 here as these government health websites are updated on a daily basis:

www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

www.healthdirect.gov.au/coronavirus#should-do

We will be making informed decisions based on expert opinions recommendations and rulings including those of the Australian and State Chief Medical Officers who have been advising our governments and Karting Australia’s Chief Medical Officer.

Should it become necessary to consider the cancellation or postponement of any events, we will look wherever possible to make such a decision in conjunction with the host club, the promoter and the state association involved. However, if a hard decision needs to be made – we will make it in what we believe, on an informed basis, is in the best interests of the Karting Australia Family.

With the continuing spread of the Covid-19, Karting Australia is seeking to preserve the health of all who attend our Clubs and events.

We trust though that as a Karting Australia member or supporter, who is invested in the welfare of our people, you will understand the necessity of these precautions.

We understand this is a very unsettling period for the world at the moment. The idea of any disruption to our sport is a bitter pill to swallow, but common sense must prevail.

Please take all the necessary precautions to stay healthy, and we will keep you informed of any developments, particularly as they pertain to your membership and interaction with the Club through this difficult time.

Best Regards
Kelvin O’Reilly
Karting Australia - Chief Executive Officer

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LATEST NEWS FOLLOWING THE COAG MEETING TODAY
The full COAG media conference can be viewed here:

www.facebook.com/7NEWSBrisbane/videos/209741993602060/

The Prime Minister and all State Premiers met today at COAG.

The Prime Minister and Australia’s Chief Medical officer gave a lengthy media conference after the meeting.

It is clear from the reporting of the COAG Media Conference this afternoon that the comments by the Prime Minister and Australia’s Chief medical officer when referring to the advice to the government “against organised, non-essential gatherings of persons of 500 people” has and will be misinterpreted and mis-reported. The relevant transcript quotes about gatherings of 500 people or more follow at the bottom of this email so that you can see what was really said.

It is clear from the reporting of the COAG Media Conference this afternoon that the comments by the Prime Minister and Australia’s Chief medical officer when referring to the advice to the government “against organised, non-essential gatherings of persons of 500 people” have been misinterpreted and mis-reported already.

Prime Minister Morrison has said that by Monday the Government will be
“advising against organised, non-essential gatherings of persons of 500 people or greater from Monday. Now that doesn’t include schools, it doesn’t include university lectures or getting on public transport or going to airports of things of that nature.

These events that we are seeking to advise against or restrict is for non-essential organised gatherings of persons of 500 or more. Now there’ll be many issues to work through between now and Monday as we get the precise advice about the implementation of that advice to Australian around the country.”

Australia’s Chief Medical Officer reiterated that “the risk to the Australian community in general still remains low… we want to be as far ahead of the game as any country.”

When asked about the gatherings of 500 people of more Dr Murphy responded:
“Generally speaking we are talking about a static gathering where people are together for a period of perhaps up to two hours is generally where you have a high risk of exposure.

Casual exposure walking through a train station or an airport is much much lower risk.

So we’re talking about those constant period of contact. 500 is the epidemic modelers around the world suggested that (500) is a reasonable number."
Immediately the media started inaccurately reporting his statement.

Watch the video in the link above to hear what he really said.

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About The Warrnambool Kart Club

In May of 1994, the Warrnambool Kart Club purchased its current site of 12 acres at Buckleys Rd, Lake Gillear. After much hard volunteer work the track was laid and our first race meeting at our own track was held on January 16, 2000.

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Club Details
Club Postal Address Warrnambool Kart Club
P.O. Box 871,
Warrnambool, Victoria, 3280
Committee Meeting 2nd Monday each month

Club Personnel
Club President Jason Cook
Phone 0400 071 934
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Club Vice President Murray Swayn
Phone 0408 529 914
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Club Vice President Barry Clough
Phone 0409 195 186
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Club Secretary Jill Ryan
Mobile 0458 684 369
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Race Secretary Billy Ryan
Phone 0427 308 167
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Licensing Secretary Billy Ryan
Mobile 0427 308 167
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Track Details
Track Name
Track Location Buckley’s Road, Lake Gillear
Track Length
Grid Capacity 28
Track Surface
Direction Anti-clockwise
Open Hours
Camping Facilities
Timing Strips

Warrnambool Kart Club details last updated 22/11/2018