The ACU Ltd Board of Directors met by video conference of Wednesday 22 July to review the current government guidelines and how this is still impacting our sport.
Back in June we informed you that all permits would be issued by ACU House Head Office. This was to ensure that a Risk Assessment accompanies a Permit Application and Supplementary Regulations, either the Risk Assessment produced by ACU Head Office that has been completed and returned or a risk assessment drafted by the Organiser taking into consideration the control measures to be put in place to mitigate the risk of infection and to consider Social Distancing measures and to comply with our Insurers.
Having reviewed the situation, it has been decided permits will continue to be issued by ACU House until 31 December 2020. The Government guidelines are changing weekly and we want to be able to give the best information to our Organising Clubs and Centre Organisers as the changes happen and to ensure that as the recognised Governing Body for motorcycle sport in Great Britain (less Northern Ireland) we are in step with current and up to date Government guidance / advice. There are also the additional powers that have been handed down to Local Authorities who can now close down outdoor events if they feel there is a Covid-19 spike within their area. With these ever-changing circumstances it was agreed we do not wish to put any further responsibility on our Centres at this time and we will be reviewing this again prior to the end of the year.
It was also agreed that from 1st September the trials levy will be included for any Practice as Clubs can now run competitive trials events and we need to make them financially comparable.
Again, the Board of Directors thank all Organisers / members for their continued support. We, as the Governing Body have a responsibility to ensure our Sport, our Clubs and Members adhere to current UK Government policy with regard to Covid-19.