All bowls competitions across the Mid Coast have been indefinitely suspended.
This was enforced by Bowls NSW on March 17 to help curb the spread of coronavirus.
All association events, competitions and tournaments will be either cancelled or postponed.
All Taree Touch Association competitions have been cancelled for the remainder of the season.
Officials said the decision was 'very difficult' and conceded they are 'crossing uncharted waters'.
"We have been guided by our governing body and with discussion over the past few days we have reached this decision and hope that everyone involved will be happy with this," association president Graham Goodwin said in a statement.
"We hope to see you all next touch season and that everyone will stay safe and get through these difficult times."
Manning Valley Cycle Club member Colin Broos was forced to cut short his ride in the iconic Indian Pacific Wheel Race due to the closure of state borders.
Colin was only a couple of days into the brutal 5500 kilometre ride.
It would have seen him ride from Fremantle in Western Australia to the Sydney Opera House via Adelaide, Melbourne and Canberra.
Hopefully he will get another opportunity in 2021.
Powerboat Classic postponed
As reported in last Friday's Times, many sporting codes and organisations have been forced to either cancel or postpone events due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
This has unfortunately continued with the virus claiming another major scalp in the past few days.
In the interest of public safety, the 2020 Taree Easter Powerboat Classic has been postponed.
This decision is in light of the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
Organisers, from Taree Power Boat Club, spoke with emergency services personnel who indicated the current federal government imposed limit on mass gatherings could be reduced to 200 people or less in the near future.
This would have significantly impacted on the classic, originally scheduled to take place on April 10-12.
It was revealed estimated numbers of entrants and officials would be close to 500 people.
A new date for the classic hasn't been determined as it will need to be ratified by the Australian Power Boat Association.
The decision was said to be difficult for the committee as this year marks the 10th anniversary of the deaths of Brian McCosker and Dave Bryant. Both men were killed in separate accidents at the 2010 classic.