The Deniliquin Sporting Car Club has announced a ban on all club activities, effective immediately.
The decision was made by the committee based on internal discussions from the restrictions placed by the federal and state governments.
DSCC president Neil Goudie said the board also noted it was keeping in line with other surrounding clubs.
‘‘We noticed that other car clubs in the area were cancelling their events.
‘‘It was a case that the decision just had to be made, which was sad but necessary.’’
Despite the nature of the sport, Mr Goudie believed it was the best course of action to ensure members remained compliant with social distancing and maintained their own health.
When social distancing restrictions are lifted, the DSCC committee will meet to discuss restarting competition.
Some restrictions and special requirements may still apply when competition does resume.
‘‘Although the event is out in the air with plenty of space, people tend to congregate in groups so it would have made monitoring social distancing difficult,” Mr Goudie said.
‘‘People are meant to be staying home anyway at this stage, so the announcement was really inevitable.
‘‘We won’t know when the events will be back on, certainly not until restrictions lift or until a vaccine is made but it is certainly unknown at this time.’’
Committee meetings will also be suspended until restrictions are lifted.
Matters that would normally be addressed at committee meetings can be sent through to committee members. Items requiring action before meetings resume will be dealt with appropriately.