All SAOF events postponed due to COVID-19

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Hello fellow orienteers. 

The SAOF would like to support statements and directives made by the President of the nation and SASCOC in doing our part to limit the spread of COVID-19. To that end, all SAOF sanctioned events are to be postponed until the Nations President or other national body indicates that it is safe to resume the gathering of 100 people or more. 

We are sure you have seen a lot in the media relating to safety precautions and recommendations in combating the pandemic. We will not repeat them here, other than to say please take heed, and seek medical attention and treatment if you experience flu like symptoms. 

Orienteering is still a sport that can be practiced outdoors without the gathering of groups of people. The SAOF encourages clubs to be innovative in planning activities that encourage people to get outside and exercise, both shown to be immune boosting activities, without requiring any individual contact.

We all look forward to competing again, in the meantime, keep running, and keep healthy. 

Wishing you all the best 

SAOF Management Committee