CSW Stakeholder Update – COVID Alert Level 2 (24 June 2021)

Dear students, staff, family members, partners and supporters of College Sport Wellington,

Following the government’s decision to elevate the Wellington Region to COVID Alert Level 2 through until Sunday June 27, College Sport Wellington and its member schools have been working hard to assess our options over the next several days.  In particular we have been determining the most appropriate steps to ensure students can still access sporting opportunities, while at the same time adhering to the Alert Level 2 guidelines.  Furthermore, given the fluid nature of events over the past 24 hours, a cautious approach to how we manage our competitions is prudent.

We have therefore determined that College Sport Wellington competitions will proceed, but with a no-spectator policy in effect for all venues – both indoors and outdoors.  We are cognisant of the capability of venues (both school and Council) to effectively manage the 100 person gathering limits.  The no-spectator policy is the most effective and consistent way to support these venues.  We acknowledge that this is disappointing to the many supporters, but it is your way of ensuring secondary school sport can continue under the current Alert Level guidelines.  In terms of the participants themselves, the CSW team will work with venues to ensure games do not breach the 100 person limits.  This, combined with likely inclement weather, may mean some changes to the draws and we urge people to check the College Sport Wellington website and app in due course.

We thank you in advance for your support of this decision and like you, we look forward to a quick return to Alert Level 1.

Kind Regards
College Sport Wellington Team