AAGPS Sports Update – 27 August 2020
Following further productive discussions with government and health authorities the AAGPS Chairman, Mr Mark Ticehurst, in consultation with the GPS Headmasters’ Standing Committee, wishes to provide the following update regarding GPS sporting programmes in 2020:
All AAGPS competitions will re-commence on Saturday 29 August 2020. The full details of a revised schedule, including for fixtures that were to be played on Saturday 22 August 2020 will be available shortly on the AAGPS website.
The AAGPS reiterates that it will follow the advice of NSW Health and other relevant authorities and will always act in the best interests of the health and wellbeing of students, staff and the community. This means that AAGPS winter competitions will remain closed to spectators.
Participating students and staff will adhere to COVID-19 guidelines from NSW Health at all times, including restricting large numbers of students gathering, and of the understanding that AAGPS fixtures should be run within local boundaries determined by schools or school systems. As determined by NSW Health, there is no requirement for the member schools of the AAGPS to follow the same zonal boundaries as applies to public schools.
The AAGPS acknowledges that advice and the current situation has, and will continue to change rapidly. As the situation evolves, the AAGPS will continue to monitor, and act accordingly throughout the remainder of 2020.
For further information or clarification, please contact Mr Mark Ticehurst, AAGPS Chairman on 0427 990 761, or Mr Nigel Price, Executive Officer on 0497 012 143.