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COVID-19 Restrictions 23RD March 2020

The following facilities will be restricted from opening from midday local time 23 March 2020:

  • Pubs, registered and licenced clubs (excluding bottle shops attached to these venues), hotels (excluding accommodation)
  • Gyms and indoor sporting venues 
  • Cinemas, entertainment venues, casinos, and night clubs
  • Restaurants and cafes will be restricted to takeaway and/or home delivery
  • Religious gatherings, places of worship or funerals (in enclosed spaces and other than very small groups and where the 1 person per 4 square metre rule applies).

Isolated remote community hubs are not included in these restrictions.

Other facilities are not impacted, but will be considered under stage 2 restrictions, if necessary.

These measures also apply to outdoor spaces associated with the above venues.

Leaders noted that these enhanced measures build on existing measures to slow the virus and save lives:

  • No non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people outside or more than 100 people inside.
  • All non-essential indoor gatherings of less than 100 people must have no more than one person per 4sqm. All Australians should expect their local businesses to be following this rule.
  • Where possible, keep 1.5 metres between yourself and others
  • Avoid non essential travel
  • Restrictions on entering aged care homes to protect older Australians

Leaders acknowledged that these new restrictions will change the way we live and expressed deep regret for those business owners and employees who will be impacted. The goal is to reduce the spread of the virus, to flatten the curve and to save the lives of fellow Australians.

State Premiers and Chief Ministers agreed they would give effect to these restrictions through their own legislative processes and make announcements accordingly.

Premiers and Chief Ministers will consider further Stage 2 restrictions if social distancing measures are not adhered to.

Council of Motor Clubs & covid-19

The CMC and our Member Clubs are aware of Covid-19.

We are monitoring the advice from Government and Health Authorities in relation to Covid-19.

This Virus is spreading, and given the current situation, the CMC has cancelled the March General Meeting. 

Many activities and events are being cancelled or postponed, so check with the various event organisers.  See the attached Notice from the AHMF regarding its Albury Festival.

The CMC will continue to communicate with Affiliated Clubs via:-  Our Facebook Page, The Preserve Magazine and Emails such as this. 


Please keep yourselves safe and follow the official guidelines.

Terry Thompson OAM
CMC President


With the threat of COVID 19 (Coronavirus) causing cancellations of major events the world over members of the Mini Car Club of NSW committee are working with information from Motorsport Australia and the Australian Government to formulate plans for attending this year’s events.

As at 23rd March ALL social events and meetings have been cancelled or postponed until further notice

For daily updates please refer to:

Requirements are:

  • Any person who has returned from ANY overseas travel in the 14 days prior to any event is asked to remain in self-isolation and NOT TO ATTEND
  • Any Person who is displaying ANY cold or flu symptoms in the lead up to any event is asked NOT TO ATTEND.
  • Should any person start displaying these symptoms during an event they are asked to immediately report that fact to the organisers and to self-isolate.
  • Any person who has had any unprotected contact with any known or suspected Covid 19 case in the 14 days before any event is asked NOT TO ATTEND
  • All participants will be strongly encouraged to wash their hands or use hand sanitiser throughout the event.
  • All participants are required to maintain a 1.5 metre separation between each other and avoid contact.
  • Any coughs or sneezes should be caught with a tissue or an inner elbow to prevent spread of airborne molecules.

We will keep you updated as soon as possible of any changes via our website, Facebook page or email if possible.

The committee

Mini Car Club of NSW

COVID-19 update: NSW Government advice

COVID-19 update: NSW Government advice
Motorsport Australia has been asked by the NSW Office of Sport to pass on the below information regarding motorsport activities in the state.
At the current time, the advice highlights that smaller events can proceed, assuming they meet the restrictions set out around the ban on mass gatherings.
On Sunday 15 March, NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard made an Order under Section 7 of the Public Health Act 2010 to force the immediate cancellation of major events with more than 500 people.
The Office of Sport is working closely with NSW Health and other government agencies to monitor COVID-19’s impact on the NSW sport and recreation sectors.
If you are an event organiser of an event for less than 500 people, NSW Health advises your event may continue and encourages you to focus on: Reminding the public and event workers not to attend if they are feeling unwell Reminding the public and event workers they must not attend if they are returning from overseas Ensuring your emergency management plan is up to date Briefing your event staff on how to practice good hygiene and making it easy for staff and attendees to practice good hygiene Having adequate hand washing facilities available For the latest information from the NSW Office of Sport, click the link below.

Enthusiast Meeting – March 2020

Friday, 20th March 2020

Change of Meeting venue March Only.

Mini Enthusiasts Meeting for March will now be held at The Slot Shop slot car raceway at 293 Princes Hwy, Arncliffe, commencing around 7:30pm.  

All club members and visitors are invited to come long and join in with a night of fun and nostalgia racing slot cars, (Mini‘s , available for hire).

Modest fees apply for track and car hire.

Why not join us prior to the meeting for dinner from around 6:00pm in the nearby Rocksia Hotel, at 299 Princes Hwy, Arncliffe, plenty of parking available at the hotel.

For further information contact the Chairman Robert Weir on 0418 161 918.

Gus Staunton Points

All Historic Plate car owners.

Don’t forget if you haven’t renewed your club membership by now and you have a Historic registered mini then you are no longer legally able to drive your car.

If you are planning to drive your historic registered mini please renew your club membership as soon as possible.

You can pay via the website and complete the online form and pay via PayPal or direct debit.

To drive your Historic or Concessional plated mini you MUST be a current member of an authorised club such as the Mini Car Club of NSW. If you are not, you will be fined and risk your licence, registration and insurance which could make you liable for any personal injury caused in an accident with your car. So please don’t take the risk! Renew your membership ASAP!