Covid-19 Resources





New State legislation effective 01July 2020 in New South Wales means that we have updated our Guidelines.

These will now apply to all KNSW Sanctioned Events to be held from 01 July 2020 onwards.

There will be additional easing of restrictions in the ACT from 10 July 2020. We will continue to update our COVIDSafe plans in accordance with these amendments.

Current: 01 July 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 public health order relating to COVID-19 restrictions in New South Wales is here. (Effective  01 July 2020)

The latest public health order relating to COVID-19 restrictions in ACT is here (Effective 19 June 2020).

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

Maximum Number of Participants in ACT (including competutors, officials & spectators) is 100.

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 01 July 2020, KNSW released its UPDATED Guidelines to Reduce Covid-19 on Return to Karting.

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 the previous 14 days; or

    • 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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