Dear NRCLAC Family & Friends,
Little Athletics NSW has published a statement regarding coronavirus that I'm (mostly) copying and pasting here...
Little Athletics NSW is committed to the health and wellbeing of all its members, athletes, volunteers and spectators. Over the last few days several NSW and Australian health department related alerts have been issued in relation to the novel coronavirus.
The NSW Health Department report that there have been a small number of cases of transmission from person to person occurring outside of mainland China. However, all confirmed cases in NSW were infected with the virus whilst overseas.
The NSW Health Department suggest that the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus. This can be done by following the everyday preventive actions for protecting against respiratory infections:
In addition, the NSW Government has requested that children who have visited China not attend school or childcare services until 14 days have lapsed from their date of departure. Although the risk is very low, the NSW Government has taken this step as an additional precautionary measure.
As such, NRCLAC have decided it is reasonable to apply the same, 14 day, incubation period for any of our members returning from China during this time as a precautionary measure.
So to be clear, IF YOU HAVE VISITED CHINA RECENTLY, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND NRCLAC CLUB TRAINING OR COMPETITION WITHIN 14 DAYS OF DEPARTING CHINA.
As mentioned previously, while the risk is very low, this is an additional precautionary measure that may assist in reducing the likelihood of infection for you and those at your club.
Further information and updates are available via NSW Health website;
Factsheet and Frequently Asked Questions