After careful consideration the committee has concluded that there are too many impediments and unresolved issues for us to run the Raid in August 2020. These include:
- Australian Government restrictions on anyone entering Australia, meaning that
they will have to self-isolate for 14 days,
- State Governments in South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland closing
their borders to any travel other than essential services,
- The issue of permits to indigenous communities being suspended
While these restrictions are temporary, no-one can predict how long they will be in place.
The Australian Government has suggested they may last for six months. If this is the case, it will be impossible for us to run the Raid this year.
It has been decided to postpone Raid Australia 2020 for one year, starting in mid-August 2021, with a likely start date of Saturday 14 August 2021. The reason for this slightly later start
date is to give those Raiders who wish to go to the World 2CV Meeting sufficient time to do so and still be able to come to this raid.
Raiders who have registered already will receive an email giving them the opportunity to either have their entry money refunded, or to leave it in the Raid account to preserve their place for the postponed Raid in 2021.
We regret to have to make this decision, but we feel there is no other option, under the current circumstances. It is proposed to still call this raid, Raid Australia 2020, even though it will be run in 2021. The route and itinerary are expected to remain the same.