COVID-19, RALLY UPDATE #3
16 September 2020
The Club has reached the 60 person campers allowed under its permit for the 39th Kosciuskzo Rally. If you have not registered and paid, then you are not covered by the Club's camping permit.
Rally registration is now closed but day trippers are still welcome or you can join the wait list for if someone cancels. Refundable cancellations will be possible up to 2 October and after that only if NSW Health or NSW National Parks direct the rally site be closed.
If you have not registered for the rally, paid and been receipted please do not come to the rally (unless you are a day tripper) or invite any other person who has not registered to camp under the 60 person permit. The 60 person limit is set by and non-negotiable with NSWNPWS and based on a 1 person / 4m2 at Geehi Flats (not how many tents can fit there). NPWS Rangers have the power to give directions and issue fines under the NSW COVID-19 Health Direction.
CampingEach pre-paid registrant will be allocated to one camping permit spot (60). The Club is not going to tell you who to camp with, but there are designated camping areas at Geehi and some are booked by the general public, so be respectful. If NSWNPWS Rangers do a head count, the Club will provide the names of 60 registrants and their sponsor (a Club member) , anyone else is responsible for themselves. The Club would like to have a 40th rally in 2021 and uncapped, so please do not jeopardise the Club relationship with National Parks.
The BMWMCCACT has a COVID-19 Safety Plan and we seek your support to comply with it. The Club MUST record your contact details and we ask you comply with any reasonable direction or request. Examples include maintaining social distancing, personal hygiene, waste management and no close grouping. You are encouraged to bring your own toilet paper and hand sanitiser, but the Club will have both. Contact information will only be provided to authorities if directed, for example contact tracing.
Be COVID-19 Safe and remember DO NOT come to the rally if you have COVID-19, think you have or symptoms of COVID-19, feel unwell or live in a 'hot spot'. Stay home and get tested. You can have your money back.
General Rally Information
Geehi Flats Campground (Geehi Hut) located on the sealed Alpine Way in the picturesque Snowy Mountains and home to some of the best motorcycling roads in Australia. Rally supplies can be purchased at Jindabyne (60km), Thredbo (43km limited), Khancoban (31km limited) or Corryong (60km).
Kosciuskzo National Park has entry fees, traffic monitoring cameras and remember to please take your rubbish out with you as you managed to bring it in..
Rally Raffle The Club will have a raffle thanks to the support of:
- Rolfe Classic BMW Motorrad, Canberra
- FSW Shoe Warehouse (shop online or in store),
- BMW Clubs Australia with BMW Group Australia
- Generosity of friends of the Club.
Raffle tickets are $2 each. Please bring the correct coins and plenty of them only as we need to disinfect cash payments as part of our COVID-19 plan. Proceeds from this rally are donated to the RFDS.
Amenities The Club will provide fire wood (to registrants) and there are pit toilets onsite. In COVID-19 times we encourage you to bring your own paper and santiser, although the Club will have both available. BYO water for those uncomfortable with mountain water.
COVID-19 If COVID-19 restrictions force the cancellation of the rally, you have the option of a refund or donating your registration to the Club charity. Be COVID-19 Safe and remember DO NOT come to the rally if you have COVID-19, think you have or symptoms of COVID-19, feel unwell or live in a 'hot spot'. Stay home and get tested. You can have your money back.
The BMWMCCACT COVID-19 event plan is here and we are registered with NSW Government.
The BMWMCCACT Inc. is not responsible for any damage or loss arising from your attendance at the rally.