ONLINE WAIVER ENHANCED
We rolled out the online indemnity waiver in March at the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, and it forms one of the options for tracks to utilise to get people into their venues while also minimising the risk of a public liability claim. Many tracks are taking advantage of the technology which is fantastic, and we recently got some feedback which has led to a mild tweak. When someone identifies that they are a competitor, the options for them to complete now include transponder number as at least one venue intends to use the form for nomination purposes. This has also led to this information being included on the auto-generated emails, while we’ve also included the information when a crew member fills out the form too. And just a reminder that some form of waiver must be completed by everyone entering the pit area, with venues able to choose which they’d prefer to utilise.
OPTION 1 – SPEEDWAY AUSTRALIA APP
The latest update of the Speedway Australia app sees a button on the main screen dedicated to the pre- event waiver. People planning on attending any race meeting may now pre-fill the waiver from the comfort of their own home, days (even months) in advance of the next race meeting. The track will receive confirmation of this courtesy of an email.
OPTION 2 – QR CODE AT THE VENUE
Tracks are able to print and laminate a QR code provided by Speedway Australia to be placed outside the pit gate or entry point, much like what you’ll find at your local café or McDonalds. This QR code, which may be scanned by the camera on most modern mobile phones, provides a direct link for patrons to the online waiver form, with confirmation sent directly to the venue in the same manner as the mobile phone app.
OPTION 3 – INDEMNITY WAIVER PADS
The old-style hard copy pads are still available, with COVIDSafe regulation requiring strict protocols relating to the use of pens, and social distancing measures around the sign-in area.
OPTION 4 – NOT SIGNING A WAIVER
This is not an option! Signing the indemnity waiver is of vital importance to venues, divisions, and participants, protecting the sport and ensuring people entering the pit area are aware of their obligations and risks. Should your venue require any hard copies of the old-style 12-person form or have any queries regarding the new alternatives to pit indemnity waivers, don’t hesitate to contact us.