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Athletics Suspended

2021-06-30
On Sunday 27 June 2021, President Cyril Ramaphosa moved the country to Level 4 for 14 days in order to counter the rampant surge of the virus which has returned aggressively on a third wave. The new government restrictions will remain in place until 11 July 2021. In aligning ourselves with the National State of Disaster pronounced by President Ramaphosa, Athletics South Africa has once again been forced to take the decision to suspend all athletics activities in the country because of the third wave of the Corona virus pandemic. The ASA suspension takes effect from Wednesday, 30 June 2021. It will be under the ongoing guidance & future pronouncements of the government on the COVID-19 virus, ASA will review and give more information from 12 July 2021 on the way forward, depending on the status of the COVID-19 virus in the country at the time. ASA will then make a decision on all suspended events thereafter. In reaching the decision, ASA noted that lives comes first and felt obligated to contribute to the national effort to combat the spread of this COVID-19 virus to save our respective families, communities and fellow citizens. ASA will give updates on an ongoing basis when the need arises. The federation has the best interest and well-being of athletes, officials, spectators, supporters and our communities who are all our top priority. Provinces are requested to continue providing the relevant assistance to their athletes and coaches, and to urge them to continue with their preparations for all their postponed events so that they are ready when they are resumed. Let us adhere to the basic health protocols of ASA and the national government in order to save each other by keeping our masks on in public, washing of hands, use of sanitisers, avoid non-essential travel, social distancing, non-shaking of hands and hugs