GOOD HYGIENE PRACTICES TO PROTECT AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
Tennis Australia has recommended taking guidance from the Department of Health and Smart Traveller for all clubs and their members. The guidance includes practising good hygiene to protect against infections, such as:
What is COVID-19
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Symptoms can range from mild illness to pneumonia. Some people will recover easily, and others may get seriously ill.
People with COVID- 19 may experience:
- shortness of breath;
- fatigue and myalgia;
- sore throat: and
There is evidence that COVID-19 spreads from person-to-person and is mostly through:
- close contact with an infectious
- contact with droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze; and
- touching objects surfaces (like or tab— that have cough or
droplets from a person and then touching your mouth or fæeu
COVID-19 Personal Management Strategy
Everyone should practise good hygiene to protect against infections. Good hygiene includes
- Washing your hands frequently with soap and water, before and after eating, and after
going to the toilet
- Cover your cough and sneeze, dispose of tissues, and use alcohol-based hand rub,
- Avoid touching your face;
- Keep your distance from people who are Obviously sick,
- Avoid contact with animals and their environment; and
- Don’t touch surfaces that may be contaminated
If you are experiencing symptoms Of COVID-19 it is recommended you take the following steps
- If you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, call 000 (or the local equivalent if overseas) for urgent medical help
- Call ahead of time to book a medical appointment. Tell your doctor about your symptoms, travel history and any recent close contact with someone who has COVID-19.
- If you must leave home to see your doctor or live with other people, wear a surgical mask (if you have one) to protect others. If you don’t have one, cover your cough and sneeze.
Isolate yourself from others and use a separate bathroom if available;
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water and use alcohol-based hand rub
If you exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 and have recently returned from a high-risk area (see www.smartraveller.gov.au) or have been In contact with a person diagnosed or suspected of COVID-19, you will not be permitted to return to work until you obtain a certificate of capacity’ from a medical practitioner.
Further information can be found on the official websites below:
Department of Health – https:/www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov
Smart Traveller – https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/news-and-updates/coronavirus-covid-19
World Health Organisation – https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
Thank you all. We appreciate your understanding and co-operation.