Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS): COVID-19
These frequently asked questions have been prepared to assist with keeping our Netball family informed in relation to the Covid-19 virus.
The Covid-19 situation is changing rapidly and as such we’ll continue to update everyone as required. Updates will be shared with our Netball family on our webpage, Facebook and Instagram page.
What are the symptoms of Covid-19?
How is Covid-19 spread?
How can I protect myself and others against Covid-19?
When should I tell the Club about a possible exposure to Covid-19?
What will the club do to minimise the risk of exposure to the virus?
Who cannot attend netball?
Do I need to self-isolate?
1.What are symptoms of COVID-19?
People with COVID-19 may experience:
• Flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue
• Shortness of breath
2. How is COVID-19 spread?
According to the Department of Health, the virus can spread from person to person through:
• Close contact with an infectious person (including in the 24 hours before they started showing symptoms).
• Contact with droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze.
• Touching objects or surfaces (like doorknobs or tables) that have cough or sneeze droplets from an infected person, and then touching your mouth or face.
3. How can I protect myself and others against COVID-19?
You can protect yourself and others by practicing good hygiene and social distancing. For example:
• Covering your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue.
• Disposing of tissues properly.
• Washing your hands often with soap and water, including before and after eating and after going to the toilet.
• Using alcohol-based hand sanitisers.
• Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and frequently used objects such as mobile phones.
• Staying at home when you are unwell.
• Avoiding large public gatherings if they’re not essential.
• Keeping a distance of 2 metres between you and other people whenever possible.
• Minimising physical contact, especially with people at higher risk such as older people and people with existing health conditions. For more information see the World Health Organisation’s Basic protective measures against the Covid-19 and the Australian Government’s Information on social distancing.
4. When and how should I tell the Club about possible exposure to COVID-19?
Please notify the Club immediately if your child or a family member living in the same house is being tested for COVID-19 or if there has been close interaction with a confirmed case. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
5. What is the Club doing to minimise the risk of exposure to the virus?
The Club is following recommendations from the Commonwealth and State Governments, Netball Australia, Netball WA and the Australian Health Department, As such the Club have postponed any team training until the week prior to 30 May 2020. The commencement of the Winter season has been delayed to no earlier than 30 May 2020.
In addition we have cancelled large gatherings, such as sausage sizzles, preseason meetings and the like.
6. Who cannot attend netball?
We require players, officials and family members to refrain from attending netball if:
• You are feeling unwell or displaying symptoms of the virus such as fever, flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and headaches, or difficulty breathing.
• You have travelled internationally within 14 days.
• You or a family member are awaiting test results for COVID-19.
7. Do I need to self-isolate?
If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or possibly exposed to the virus, you must stay at home and self-isolate to prevent the spread of the disease to other people. The Australian Government has mandated that all travellers returning from overseas (after Sunday 15 March 2020) must self-isolate for 14 days. Staying at home means you:
• Do not go to public places such as work, school, shopping centres, childcare or university
• Ask someone to get food and other necessities for you and leave them at your front door • Do not let visitors in - only people who usually live with you should be allowed in your home.
The Prime Minister has stated that if an individual, in a household is in self-isolation due to overseas travel that the rest of the household does not need to self-isolate if the returning person has no symptoms. However, they should practice social distancing (maintaining a 2 metre distance from the person) as best they can and increased hygiene standards should be adopted. For more information see the Australian Government’s Home Isolation Information Sheet or the WA Department of Health’s website.
Coronavirus Health Information Line
Phone this line if you’re seeking information on COVID-19, run by the Department of Health. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. PH: 1800 020 080
References: This information has been prepared using information from the following: Netball Australia, Netball WA, Australian Government Department of Health, WA Department of Health and World Health Organisation websites. Our best effort has been made to ensure the information is correct at time of release.
Effective 20 March 2020
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