Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Nets Netball provides an update on the Coronavirus and their current position with Events and Activations.
Firstly, at all times our number one priority is the health and safety of all our athletes and associated staff.
Like all companies around Australia, we continue to take advice from the Australian Government, relevant medical authorities (WHO), NSW Department of Health and NSW Department of Education. The safety of our athletes within the local netball clubs/associations, schools, clinic venues, and even our own Nets Netball Coaches is paramount, so it is important that we take the advice of those who know best.
That advice to date is for people to take care of their personal hygiene and to get themselves checked if they feel they have flu-like symptoms – but also to go about their usual routine whether work, personal lives or sport.
The other actions you should take right now are:
Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently
Cough or sneeze into your elbow, or a tissue,
Avoid large gatherings or people
If you can, work from home
Adopt social distancing practices
Do not attend if you have any Covid-19 symptoms are have visited a published hot-spot
The Australia Government has signaled;
Currently, Australia does not have widespread community transmission of COVID-19. To help slow the spread, the Australian Government has advised, effective from Monday 16 March, organised, non-essential gatherings should be limited to 500 people.
Non-essential meetings or conferences of critical workforces, such as health care professionals and emergency services, should also be limited. This advice does not include workplaces, schools, universities, shops, supermarkets, public transport and airports.
In the occurrence of a National announcement to close public events altogether. We will refund all Nets Netball Holiday Academy tickets less a $5 online service fee. Regular weekly events participants will be credited with the number of days affected. We are currently testing the abilities of young athletes to comply with the suggested hygiene methods.
We have taken the step of forming a hygiene plan for all Nets Netball Events and Activations:
We have restricted our Development Academy program to a 2 court, approved volume room space where possible
We have a hygiene policy and conduct a safety brief which all players must participate in on arrival at the venue and carry these protocols throughout the session
We provide antibacterial washes and hand wash facilities for all participants
High 5’s, hugging, and unnecessary contact are discouraged
Participants arriving with Flu-like symptoms will not be admitted at any event
Holiday Academy numbers are limited to dedicated groups of 20 x the number permitted at the venue
We will continue to take the advice of the Government and make preparations based on that advice.
Tracey Chahwan-Marsh, Nets Netball CEO