Sports Day impacted by COVID-19

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

With the current challenges and restrictions imposed by COVID-19, the annual Closing the Health Gap Sports Day has been cancelled for 2021.

Executive Director of Clinical Operations Shannon Wight said that while it was disappointing to cancel such an event, Eastern Health has a number of key initiatives happening in 2021.

"The sports day has always been a fun and engaging way to connect with many of those within our community, but unfortunately the uncertainty created by COVID-19 makes it impossible to run this year.

“What we have seen over recent years is the willingness by many people to make this day a success, and we will look for other avenues to develop this connection.

“In 2021 we are planning to launch our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which will in-turn provide more direct engagement opportunities for our staff and the community.”

Further information at Eastern Health’s RAP will be provided in the coming months.