Coronavirus Update 30 April 2020

The Board of Management, Calisthenics Association of WA is the regulator of the sport in WA and in accordance to our constitution and the laws governing our state we issue directives and guidelines for all members to abide by.

Our Constitution (Part 4, Division 2) outlines disciplinary action that may be taken as a result of members that contravene directives, rules and guidelines. 

Calisthenics is recognised as a competitive sport and is sponsored and funded as such.  Current WA Government guidelines provide for social sports to gather with less than 10 people all abiding by the physical distancing rules.

Based on advice received today from several WA Government bodies the following decision has been made.

The Board of Management rules that all face to face calisthenics training is to be suspended until further notice.  

Ignoring this sanction means that members will forfeit their right to cover under the CAWA insurance policy and will be in breach of the CAWA Constitution.  Members may also put themselves at risk of a fine from authorities for failure to comply with public health directions about gatherings.

We urge our members to be patient and appreciate our cautious approach to resuming calisthenics face to face training.  This is a global pandemic.  The laws have been put in place to safeguard the wider community and athletes are not immune to these rules.  Please be patient and trust that the Board is acting in the best interest of its members and the wider community.  We don’t want to see the return to sport be the cause of retightening of social activities.

The National Cabinet is meeting tomorrow (Friday) and Community sport is on the agenda for discussion.  After which, we will issue an update for our sport and its members based on recommendations made by the National Cabinet.

Thank you for your continuing support and understanding during this constantly changing and difficult time.

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