Coronavirus Statement - Update 19/3/2020
In these difficult times, it is important we do what we can as a club in looking after our members and staff. Make sure you follow the Governments guidelines on how best to tackle this.
Any member that feels vulnerable and needs support, please reach out to us through email or via social media platforms. We are here and will support you the best we can. Please look after each other and stay safe.
Thank you for your continued support.
CORONAVIRUS STATEMENT - 13/3/2020
Like everyone, we’ve been busy gathering as much information as possible about the impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19). We have taken advice from the Government and Chief Medical Officer and other trusted sources, working out how we as a club can protect you, our community and our colleagues.
We will update Greentide and our social media platforms as this situation develops and as our position changes.
At the moment all our facilities are open as normal for functions, fixtures and tours.
Coronavirus - Keeping yourself and your family safe:
It is strongly suggested that you go along with the following advice:
- If you or a family member are showing signs of illness, please do not attend the Rugby Club and follow the guidance below.
- We recommend that members consider refraining from any physical contact.
- Minimise mass shared transport (i.e. cars, coaches, etc).
- Wash hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with hot water.
Any member who feels unwell should follow the advice from Public Health England. If a member is known to have been infected with COVID-19, then it is standard policy for Public Health to contact all those with whom he/she has been in contact. Full co-operation is expected to ensure the risk to other Club members and members of the public is minimised.
If you are worried about a fellow member, please keep in contact with them via the phone and text to keep an eye on their wellbeing.
Your Questions Answered:
Q: How long does the Coronavirus survive on surfaces?
A: It is not certain how long the virus that causes COVID-19 survives on surfaces but it seems to behave like other coronaviruses. It may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. So please ensure you wash your hands with soap and as at 12 March 2020 hot water for 20 seconds – especially after using public transport.
Q: I am showing symptoms of the virus, what should I do?
A: Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. If you are worried you are showing symptoms of the Coronavirus, please use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next.
- I have been asked to self-isolate, what steps should I follow?
A: Please click the link here if you have been asked to self-isolate for further advice and guidance.
Q: How long is the incubation period for COVID-19?
A: The incubation period means the time between catching the virus and showing symptoms of the disease. Most estimates of the incubation period for COVID-19 range from 1-14 days: most commonly around five days.
As always, the welfare of our members is paramount. We encourage all members to follow this guidance and keep up to date with developments from Public Health England as they are issued.