Mid North sport, school and community events "up in the air" amid COVID-19

PRECAUTIONS: With coronavirus preventative measures being implemented across the Mid North region, sports, schools and community events could be cancelled or postponed for 2020.
PRECAUTIONS: With coronavirus preventative measures being implemented across the Mid North region, sports, schools and community events could be cancelled or postponed for 2020.

Port Pirie and surrounding towns' sports, school and community events are being left in the balance in the wake of COVID-19.

This comes after the nation was dealt preventative measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Promotional team leader Amy Simmons, said the decision was not made lightly to cancel this years' Laura Folk Fair.

"Although we were leaning towards cancelling the event, once a mass gatherings ban were put in place, the decision was made for us," she said.

"We have to do what is responsible for the community," she said.

Also taking precautions the Orroroo Half Marathon has been cancelled for this year.

With the cancellation of the cricket grand final at Memorial Oval this weekend, other regional sports may follow suit.

President of the Spencer Gulf Football League Les Promnitz said his committee will meet on Sunday to discuss the upcoming football season.

Vice President of the Port Pirie Netball Association Abby Zubrinich, said despite having contact with Netball Australia and Netball SA, no official decisions have been made.

Zubrinich said decisions around the Spencer Gulf Carnival set to be held in Port Pirie later this year are still "up in the air".

"Our main concern is that everyone remains safe, and there is no risk to anyone," she said.

Despite concerns, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ordered for schools to remain open.

But with mass gathering bans in place, many are questioning how this may affect schools their local area.

John Pirie Secondary School has postponed all upcoming events including its sports day that was due to be held this Friday.

Other schools in the area say they are in constant contact with government Health and Education officials and will act accordingly when new advice is received.

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