CORONAVIRUS ADVICE/INFORMATION FOR THOSE VISITING OUR COMPETITION STADIUMS.

South West Metro PIRATES will continue to monitor the advice from Queensland Health and Basketball Queensland and we ask all members to follow the stated guidelines for self protection.

As of 2.00pm 13/3/2020 all basketball competitions and activity will continue until otherwise advised.

If this changes further advice will be issued.

Advice to all participants:

COVID-19 is transmitted from person to person, usually when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Transmission may occur from contaminated surfaces, so it is important to frequently wash your hands.

To protect yourself and others from infection practice good hand-washing and respiratory hygiene including: cleaning hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs, covering your nose and mouth with a tissue or flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing, avoiding contact with anyone who has symptoms such as fever, a cough, sore throat, fatigue, and shortness of breath staying home if you are unwell.

If you are feeling unwell, please see your doctor immediately. Before your appointment, please call ahead and advise of your symptoms and recent travel so necessary precautions can be undertaken.

Any participants who have been in contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19 case must not attend any training sessions, games, trials, events or other activities conducted by BQ or any affiliated BQ Associations or Clubs until 14 days after exposure to the infected individual, providing they do not show Coronavirus symptoms. Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment A number of clinical symptoms have been reported in identified cases of novel coronavirus. These symptoms include: • fever • a cough • sore throat • fatigue • shortness of breath. Anyone with these symptoms who has travelled to or through mainland China, Iran, Italy or South Korea in the past 14 days should see a doctor immediately.

Before your appointment, please call ahead and advise of your symptoms and recent travel so necessary precautions can be undertaken. People with suspected novel coronavirus will be tested and may also need to have a chest x-ray. There is no specific treatment for COVID-19 infection.

Antibiotics are not effective against viral infections. However, most of the symptoms can be treated with supportive medical care. There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19 novel coronavirus. Further Information is available on the https://www.health.qld.gov.au/clinical-practice/guidelinesprocedures/diseases-infection/diseases/coronavirus Rob Tankey

General Manager

South West Metro Basketball Inc.

E: gm@southwestbasketball.com.au