Anchor AIMS Games at Alert Level 1

There is no limit on the number of people who can attend the Anchor AIMS Games or enter a public facility at Alert Level 1.

COVID-19 prevention strategies at the Anchor AIMS Games

    • Government guidelines for the current alert level at the date of the event will be strictly adhered to.
    • NZ COVID Tracer app QR codes will be on display at the entry points to each event venue, in addition to manual sign-in forms.
    • There will be ample supply of hand sanitiser available at each venue.
    • There will be regular cleans and good stocks of soap and paper towels in the toilet facilities across all venues.
    • Staff, contractors, volunteers and event attendees will be briefed to – scan into the site or use an alternative contact tracing method if they do not have their phone on them, have their bluetooth turned on (if they carry their phone) and have good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette.
    • Staff, contractors, volunteers and event attendees will be encouraged to stay home if they are unwell and seek advice from Healthline or their GP about a COVID-19 test if they have any symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 include a new or worsening cough, a fever of at least 38 degrees Celsius, shortness of breath, sore throat, sneezing and runny nose, temporary loss of smell.
    • Regular cleaning of high-touch surfaces and items.
    • Social media and event communications will be updated to clearly communicate compliance to COVID-19 restrictions and what attendees can expect.
    • The AIMS Games Trust has an online system for the collection of our medical form. All participants at the 2021 Anchor AIMS Games must have completed this documentation to be eligible to compete! This information is to assist us in case of any eventuality and is treated in a confidential manner.

Symptoms of COVID_19

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to common illnesses such as a cold or influenza.

You may have one or more of the following:

    • a new or worsening cough
    • fever (at least 38C
    • shortness of breath
    • a sore throat
    • sneezing and runny nose
    • temporary loss of smell
    • read more about COVID-19
    • assessment and testing

Do not attend the Anchor AIMS Games if you:

    • have COVID-19 symptoms, or
    • if you need to be in isolation for any reason.

A QR code poster will be displayed at each Anchor AIMS Games sporting code venue, activations and sites to help you keep track of where you’ve been. We recommend you use the NZ COVID Tracer app to do this. Remember to turn on Bluetooth tracing.

Stay safe at Alert Level 1

At Alert Level 1, we still need to play it safe. We all need to be ready in case COVID-19 comes back into the community.

To be ready at Alert Level 1:

    • maintain good hygiene
    • stay home if you’re sick
    • get tested if you have cold or flu symptoms
    • keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen
    • turn on Bluetooth tracing

Due to the number of students competing in the Anchor AIMS Games, any student who is, or becomes, unwell or shows any symptoms of Covid-19 or measles during the tournament, will not be able to attend or compete in, or continue to attend or compete in, any Anchor AIMS Games organised events.

As the well-being of all participants in the Anchor AIMS Games is the priority of the sponsors and organisers, the Anchor AIMS Games reserves the right to prevent any student from competing in or attending any Anchor AIMS Games event if, in the opinion of any medical provider or the tournament director, the student is deemed to be medically unfit to compete or attend.

This includes any student who exhibits flu-like symptoms (including but not limited to symptoms associated with Covid-19 and measles) including fever and respiratory symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.  Anchor AIMS Games accepts no liability whatsoever (including tortious liability) for any losses or damages arising out of a medical event, including a child being unable to attend or continue to attend the Anchor AIMS Games due and any necessary cancellations that arise as a result.

We are well aware that our schools, partners, event providers and contractors need timely, decisive information in the lead up to the Anchor AIMS Games to do things like raise funds, book travel and accommodation, coordinate activations, gather registration information and  formulate draws. Given the nature of Covid-19, it is difficult to predict whether it will be in the community and to what extent it will impact events such as the Anchor AIMS Games.

The AIMS Games Trust will endeavour to make a definitive decision on whether the 2021 Anchor AIMS Games will go ahead by the end of May. If there is a significant outbreak of Covid-19 in the community before the tournament, the AIMS Games Trust will consider whether the tournament will be affected and in what manner, taking into account any guidance from the Government and Ministry of Health, and advise the relevant parties of any decision.

Statement regarding International Participation:

At Alert Level 1 we all need to be ready in case Covid-19 reappears in our community.

The impacts of COVID-19 continue to be substantial across the world, the health and safety of our participants, supporters, volunteers, and contractors remain our number one priority.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the AIMS Games Trust, have made the tough decision to close off entries to international athletes for the 2021 Anchor AIMS Games School Sporting Championships.

We would like to thank you for your interest in our event and apologise for the disruption this has placed on your plans and training.

What are we doing to stay safe?
The 2021 Anchor AIMS Games School Sporting Championships will be following the NZEA Voluntary Covid19 Code for Events 2020 through contact tracing and safety measures as required. We are committed to supporting the Ministry of Health and the Government stamp out COVID-19.