Please find below dates for the remainder of 2020. This will be updated whenever new information is available. Please contact the club for up to date information prior to travel.
NO SPECTATORS OR CAMPING AT THESE EVENTS DUE TO COVID.
JULY 26th - CARLOW
AUGUST 2nd - YORKSHIRE DALES
9th - YORK, BREDON HILL, DOWN
16th - INVICTA KENT, YORKSHIRE DALES, CAMBRIDGE
23rd - YORK, RADFORD, HEREFORD, CARLOW
30th - SCUNTHORPE,INVICTA KENT, YORKSHIRE DALES, SOUTHERN
SEPTEMBER 6th - YORK, RADFORD, CAMBRIDGE
13th - INVICTA KENT, BREDON HILL, HEREFORD, YORKSHIRE DALES
20th - YORK, SOUTHERN
27th - SCUNTHORPE, RADFORD, INVICTA KENT, YORKSHIRE DALES
OCTOBER 4th - CAMBRIDGE
11th- INVICTA KENT, SOUTHERN
18th - BREDON HILL, RADFORD, SCUNTHORPE
25th - CAMBRIDGE
Here you will find the latest updates and information about upcoming events and the Sport.
NEW NASA UPDATE 06/08/2020
The NASA Directors have continued to monitor the almost daily changes in UK and Irish government guidance, as we tread a delicate line in ensuring that the increasing number of practice events we’re authorising are run as safely as possible in compliance with the guidelines. We’ve been particularly concerned by recent changes and possible further changes in the UK’s quarantine requirements for those returning from countries previously on the “safe” list. Our sympathies are with any of our members who may have been put in a difficult position by this. At the same time we have a responsibility to ensure that everyone attending a NASA authorised event complies with all the regulations. Therefore we will be amending our guidance to require all clubs hosting events to add an additional declaration to their entry forms: “I confirm that I have not been outside the UK to any country currently subject to UK compulsory quarantine arrangements within the last 14 days”.
Clubs in Southern Ireland have already confirmed they will be asking entrants “have you been outside the island of Ireland in the last 14 days”.
We’re sure everyone will understand the need for these questions, but unfortunately we do need to say that any non-disclosure or false declaration will be treated as a serious disciplinary offence.
We’ve also been reviewing all the feedback from the practice days that have taken place so far. It’s become clear that some members are willing to travel long distances to take part in these early events. We hope that, as more clubs become able to stage events under our guidelines, the need to travel will be reduced. However, for those who need to find overnight accommodation before events, it’s not going to be possible to change the risk assessments we’ve agreed with our insurers, which strictly prohibit any camping directly associated with the event. Any breach of these guidelines will be jeopardising future event permits for the club concerned.
For those who wish to camp, we strongly recommend that you use only registered commercial campsites that have their own approved Covid-19 protocols in place. If anybody does need to make an unscheduled stop en route to an event, we respectfully request that this should be outside a 10 mile radius from the race venue, to minimise any possible impact on, or reaction from, local communities around the venue.
This is just a quick update, as of the 30th June 2020, to let members know where we’ve got to in our plans to allow clubs to restart Autograss action.
Since our last update we’ve been working on our guidance notes for clubs and on a risk assessment template. These have been extensively re-worked over the last couple of weeks to reflect changing government guidance both in the UK and Ireland.
You’ll all be aware of the changes taking effect in England from 4 July, which we’re hoping will also start to be reflected in Scotland and Wales later in July. Ireland moved into the latest phase of its “recovery roadmap” a few days earlier, with Northern Ireland following in a number of respects.
The latest guidance for England still includes limits on “social gatherings” but there are other sections in the guidelines that we consider are open to an interpretation that will allow us to restart events on a restricted scale.
This is our interpretation of the rules, and not everyone will necessarily agree. Therefore it’s vitally important that our proposals are endorsed in particular by our insurers. We’re in the final stages of obtaining their approval for our plans.
As soon as we have that, we’ll release the documents to all clubs. It will then be the clubs’ responsibility to draw up their own detailed plans to comply with our guidance, consult locally and then confirm to us that they have everything in place to run a safe event in accordance with all NASA and Government guidelines. We know that a lot of clubs and supportive members have already put in work that will ease this process. That will be the final step to getting back in action
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COVID FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
There have been a few questions directed to us by clubs, which we’re sure will be cropping up again and again. These are things we’re sure you’re all asking, although it’s not always proving easy to give the answers you want. A lot depends on what happens between now and the end of the year, and on that we’re keeping positive!
If a club decides not to race this year, will there be any rebates or relief from their insurance costs?
It’s unlikely that we’ll be able to answer this until the end of the year, when we know what proportion of our race programme we’ve been able to achieve. We’ve been in regular touch with our insurance brokers, who as ever have been sympathetic and supportive. They’ve been receiving regular updates on the numbers of cancelled meetings to date and we’re sure they’ll do their best for us. However, it’s just too early to predict what this may be.
If a club, or individual members, don’t race this year, will licences roll over to 2021?
A key consideration here is that only a proportion of the cost of your membership comes to NASA; a major part of it is your club membership subscription. We’d be reluctant to promise anything that could potentially damage clubs’ chances to retain enough income to survive the year. NASA also, of course, has ongoing expenses to meet. However, we’ll be better placed to take a view on this when we have a more complete picture of the year.
Any other questions?
We’re sure many of you will have other things you want to ask us. Just feel free to contact any of us direct, or email the whole board via , or go through your league chairman. We’ll do our best to answer, and if we don’t have the answers at the moment we’ll explain why!
Keep safe and positive everyone, and we hope to see many of you at the tracks before too long
The NASA MEMBERS’ NEWSLETTER Issue 17 is out now!
The NASA MEMBERS’ NEWSLETTER Issue 17 has all the latest news in relation to the current situation surrounding the Corona Virus and the Sport
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NEW - NASA MEETING MINUTES 16TH FEB 2020
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NEW - JUNIOR TEST INFORMATION SHEET
The following information for Junior testing should assist you in being prepared for your first race meeting.
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