The latest information from England Netball regarding the Coronavirus situation.
With the Coronavirus situation getting worse by the day, the sport’s Governing Body, England Netball, has issued guidelines which Storm will be following.
England Netball has said that at the moment netball activities should carry on as normal.
If you believe you have the Coronavirus symptoms or have been to an affected area then please advise the club and do not attend training or matches.
England Netball Guidelines:
- Communicate with players, coaches, umpires or volunteers to ensure they are not showing any symptoms and have not travelled to any affected locations (please make sure they use most up to date information from Public Health England).
- If they suspect they may have coronavirus or are displaying symptoms as listed here they should not attend any netball activity and should follow the government’s guidance.
- Ensure your venue has hand washing facilities (hot water and replenished soap dispensers) and where possible have hand sanitisers available as well.
- Identify somewhere at your venue that could be used to isolate a participant, coach, volunteer or other attendee if they feel unwell and show symptoms during a training session/fixture. As of 12 March 2020 the advice for anyone showing symptoms is to self-isolate and if symptoms worsen after seven days or are no better contact NHS 111 online.
- Ensure all contact details of your members are up to date – this should include emergency contacts for during a session as well as details to make contact to share important information or arrangements ahead of a training session or fixture with members themselves.
- Players are entitled, should they wish, not to shake hands or have any other form of physical contact with their opponents (for example at the end of their match).
- Avoid sharing towels, kit and bibs. Where necessary remove any shared kit, bibs and towels for laundering, this should be done on a hot wash 60°C.
- All equipment, particularly netballs should be wiped after each training session or match with hot soapy water or antibacterial spray/wipes – you may even want to take extra steps and wipe the ball between quarters of any matches.