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Title: Covid-19 update
Post by: Ross Goldsack - JBNZ President on March 24, 2020, 09:42:11 AM
Jet Boating New Zealand acknowledges and supports todays Government decision to apply country wide restrictions, including increasing to Alert Level 4 by Wednesday the 25th of March.

This is going to be a difficult time for many. It is a time to take stock of what we enjoy in New Zealand and to embrace those who are dearest. It is a time to be mindful of others and care for those around us. It is a time to show love for one another.

As of Wednesday the 25th we will be postponing all JBNZ events until the sanctions have been relaxed, this includes: River Runs, Branch meetings and AGM?s and also face to face National Executive meetings.

Be smart, be safe, be considerate and thoughtful.
Look after each other and look forward to normality and times when we can be back boating again.

Ross Goldsack
Title: Re: Covid-19 update
Post by: Ross Goldsack - JBNZ President on March 25, 2020, 15:19:49 PM
JBNZ Covid-19 Update Wednesday 25th March 2020

Further to my previous email I would like to clarify JBNZ?s position on jet boating activities by our members on the eve of Alert Level 4 becoming a reality at 1159 tonight.

We have had a few enquiries from members wondering whether going jet boating during the lock down would breach the Government?s directive.

JBNZ is committed to supporting the cause to rid New Zealand of Covid-19 as quickly as possible and we believe the Government?s plan of action must be adhered to.

Stay at home and only going out for essential services means just that. You may not believe jet boating will not harm anyone, however aside from the negative perception this demonstrates to others in the community, imagine if you had issues that require outside assistance. This would then put others at risk and increase workload on critical services. Leaving your home and traveling even short distances multiplies the risk of spreading this virus. 
JBNZ does not condone such actions.

Jet boating is not an essential service and we reiterate the message from The Ministry of Health?s Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield as recently as today:

Stay at home
Break the chain
Save lives

We will update our membership as and when necessary, in the mean time stay at home and stay safe and please feel free to contact any of the executive should you have further questions.

Ross Goldsack
Jet Boating New Zealand National President
021 755092