Covid-19 Resources




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KNSW has today released Version 9.0 of its Guidelines to Reduce Covid-19 (Coronavirus Risk) at KNSW Sanctioned Events. The key changes include the following:-


  • KNSW recommends the wearing of face masks at KNSW Sanctioned Events, where it is hard to maintain 1.5 metres of physical distancing from others. KNSW Clubs may seek to mandate the wearing of face masks for KNSW Sanctioned Events held at their track/circuit at their discretion. 


  • In New South Wales - Spectators are NO LONGER limited to one parent/person per participant (where practicable) at KNSW Sanctioned Events - and total numbers should not exceed 500 PERSONS; and

  • In the ACT - Community Sporting Events are limited to a total maximum of 200 people at a KNSW Sanctioned Event. This 200 excludes participants/officials. 

We continue to monitor the advice from both NSW and ACT governments in addition to exploring additional ways to protect our karters, officials and volunteers at our events. Thank you for the ongoing support of your local KNSW Clubs and local kart businesses.

Current:  05 November 2020

The Federal Governments’ National Principles for the Resumption of Sport and Recreation Activities, acknowledges that “…outdoor activities are a lower risk setting for COVID-19 transmission.”


With that in mind, it is important to note the following;


• Karting is conducted outdoors and, in most cases, in locations with a large site area;

• Karting is a non-contact sport conducted by people who are ‘isolated’ in a kart;

• There is no (or limited) sharing of equipment with minimal sharing of communal facilities; and • Events can be run without spectators


This presents opportunities for our Clubs to implement practical strategies to segregate different groups of people in order to comply with ongoing mass gathering regulations.

We look forward to working proactively with our Clubs to assist in this area.

It is important to note that karting conducted under the Rules & Regulations of Karting (New South Wales) Inc is governed by State legislation.  As such we will work closely with the NSW Government which will implement its own legislation, taking into consideration National Cabinet's endorsement of the National Principles for the Resumption of Sport and Recreation Activities.

The latest information relating to COVID-19 restrictions to community sport in New South Wales is here. 

The latest public health order relating to COVID-19 restrictions in ACT is here. 

Maximum Number of Participants in NSW (including competitors, officials & spectators) is 500.

Maximum Number of Participants in ACT (excluding competitors, officials & spectators) is 200.

Check out the KNSW Clubs Covid-19 Toolkit  for resources to assist your Club in reducing the risk of Covid-19 at your KNSW Sanctioned Event.

In order for a Club to conduct a KNSW Sanctioned Event - you are required to submit a current COVID-Safe Plan to KNSW.

In order for a Dealer to conduct Come & Try Sessions - a dealer requires a current KNSW Dealer Licence which includes compliance with KNSW Covid-19 Guidelines.


KNSW - Return to Karting Plan - Covid 19 

Version 1.0 - 28 April 2020 

On 105 November 2020, KNSW released its UPDATED Guidelines to Reduce Covid-19 on Return to Karting (Version 9.0).

The Guidelines follow the principles below:- 

1. Follow Government Guidelines


  • All State and Local Public Health Authority Guidelines must always be followed

  • We strongly encourage the use of the Australian Government’s ‘COVIDSafe App’ for all participants

2. Promote Education & Awareness


  • Clubs should familiarise themselves with all Covid-19 Resources available on the KNSW Information Hub and ensure appropriate signage is displayed at their Club and during an event

3. Practice Good Hygiene

  • Hand Hygiene facilities and/or products must be available to all event attendees.

  • Avoid sharing equipment, tools or apparel.

  • Minimise shared food or group catering services.  

  • Frequently touched surfaces, work areas and equipment are cleaned thoroughly.

4. Practice Social Distancing


  • Maintain social distancing measures.

  • No mass gatherings including drivers and officials’ briefings, officials sign on gatherings

  • Limit the number of personnel attending an event to those who are essential.

  • This includes placing restrictions on the number of competitors, officials, and support persons

  • Clubs to display signage and creating barriers and/or markings that restrict the amount of people in any given area.

  • Avoid unnecessary physical interaction between officials, competitors and others. 

  • Under no circumstances should anyone with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 attend the event. This includes any fever, respiratory symptoms, shortness of breath, sore throat, cough, fatigue, or lack of sense of smell.

  • Under no circumstances should anyone attend the event if they have been;

    • i. overseas, in Victoria or NSW Reported Health Locations in the previous 14 days;

    • ii. in contact with someone who has been overseas in the previous 14 days; or

    • iii. in contact with a known COVID-19 positive case in the previous 14 days.

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