The gates have been flung open as Cowra and the rest of the state leap toward what will be the ‘temporary’ new normal from Monday 11th October. While Rugby Union, Senior and Junior Rugby League, Soccer, Netball and other sports have finished for the year we are about to navigate the uncharted waters of Summer sports post 70% Vaccination. The Cowra Aquatic Centre announced they had re-opened from Monday, bringing good news for the avid swimmers in our community, however the vaccination rules will apply, as it will for many venues and sporting groups as the weather warms up. Cowra Junior Cricket are making the necessary adjustments and changes to get their season underway as are Cowra Athletics.
While adhering to vaccination rules, health orders and COVID safety measures may seem bothersome to members of the community, the procedures play a crucial role in ensuring that sports and activities such as swimming can re-open and move forward. In most cases these rules are completely out of the committee or management’s control. In difficult and uncertain times it is important that we work together to move through this maze. Implementing new COVID-safe measures will be an enormous feat that often falls on volunteers who are giving up their time to help. Patience, understanding and support will go a long way in helping not only sporting groups but also local businesses and community groups who are just trying their best to comply and keep their doors open.
By Jamie-Lee Farley
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