SA Triathlon Championships 2020 – Durban - CANCELLATION

TRIATHLON SOUTH AFRICA NATIONAL CONTROLLING BODY FOR TRIATHLON AND DUATHLON

Affiliated to the International Triathlon Union and
South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee
TO: Regional Offices / SA Triathletes
DATE: 15 March 2020
NOTICE: SA Triathlon Championships – Durban – CANCELLATION
It is with great regret that Triathlon South Africa have made the decision to CANCEL the 2020
SA National Championship scheduled to take place in Durban, Sunday, 22 March 2020. Last
week Triathlon SA received notice from the International Triathlon Union that all events
globally are cancelled up to the end of April 2020 which impacted the African Cup scheduled
to take place in conjunction with the SA National Championships.
In light of this development Triathlon South Africa has no choice and will NOT SANCTION
any events until further notice.
Out of great concern for the health and safety of our athletes and stakeholders with the
outbreak of Covid-19; the President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation declaring a
National State of Disaster and outlining measures the South African Nation must take to
contain the spread of the virus with immediate effect.
These measures include:-
 Travel ban from foreign nationals from high risk countries from 18 March 2020
 SA Citizens advised to refrain from travel to or through high risk countries effective
immediately.
 SA Citizens returning from high risk countries will have testing and self isolation.
 All foreign nationals having arrived into the country since mid February from high
risk areas must be tested
 All spheres of government must NOT take non essential travel
 Gathering of more than 100 people prohibited
 Schools closed from 18 March 2020 until the Easter Weekend break
 Visits to all Correctional facilities cancelled for the next 30 days
 All businesses must ensure all measures taken to itensify hygiene control
 All shopping centres must ensure all measures taken to intensify hygiene control
 Capacity of health centres being increased nationally
 Call for all to wash hands for 20 seconds
President: Jeremy Campbell Vice President: Jan Sterk Secretary: Debbie Hibbert Technical: Retief Goosen Treasurer: Vacant
Additional Members: Christa Roestoff; Luvuyo Bangazi Ex Officio: Debbie Alexander Honorary President: Gideon Sam
Office 8 & 9 North Pavillion, 1st Floor, Loftus Versfeld, Kirkness Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria 0002.
Telephone: +2712 3432608 E-mail: office@triathlonsa.co.za Website: http://www.triathlonsa.co.za
 Call for all to sneeze with a closed hand into a tissue or elbow
 Call for all to avoid close contact with those who have flu like symptoms
 Call for all to practice the “elbow” greeting and not shake hands
 National Command council has established, meeting 3 times a week, chaired by the
President of South Africa
 Swift, purposeful and collective action is required.
BE RESPONSIBLE. BE CALM.
The Covid-19 pandemic calls for all of us to become much more conscious of both our own
safety and that of our families, colleagues and communities.
Although we ask that you keep the risks of the pandemic top of mind, please remain calm
and be considerate. During difficult times such as these it’s more important than ever to be
caring, thoughtful and kind. Let’s bring out the best in ourselves and each other.
Please follow recommendations provided. Should you have any further queries, please do
not hesitate to contact Office@TriathlonSA.co.za
Thank you for your commitment and we look forward to seeing you all once the danger
averted so the racing can continue.
Mr JEREMY CAMPBELL
Triathlon South Africa : President

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