Bring back sporting facilities on Lismore campus

Bring back sporting facilities on Lismore campus

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Vemund Sætrenes-Einbu started this petition to Allan Morris and

Due to COVID-19, Southern Cross University Lismore campus has closed all sporting facilities. This includes the rugby oval, beach volleyball court, tennis courts and basketball courts. This petition is calling on Southern Cross University, Lismore campus to open these sporting facilities for the following reasons.

1. Playing sport is vital for mental and physical wellbeing, especially during these stressful times. It's great that the gym and pool are open but other sporting facilities should also be available.

2. The NSW government has a limit of 20 people gathering in an outdoor area. However, by closing all outdoor sporting facilities on campus, the university is placing a blanket ban on everyone using these facilities regardless of group size.

3. There are no known cases of community transmission of COVID-19 in the Lismore area.

4. The facilities are outdoors which means they are at much lower risk of transmission compared to indoor venues.

5. Students should be able to submit a Covid safety plan in order to use the facilities.

During these testing and unforeseen times, it is paramount that we look after our physical and mental wellbeing. Cutting off access to all outdoor sporting facilities at SCU Lismore is over the top and we strongly urge the university to reopen these facilities for all staff and students.

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