Covid-19 information

Stage 3, as from June 22

pdfBNA Return to Netball Protocols ALL

pdfBNA Return to Netball Protocols -FOR MATCH DAY.       pdfCourt Exit & Entry points_Covid

pdfBNA Return to Netball Protocols -FOR TRAINING.

pdfNetball Australia Community Guidelines -Netball Hygiene 


pdf Participant                     
  • Before / During & After netball     
 pdf Coach
  • Before, During & After training
 pdfCovidSafety Officer    
  • Before, During & After Responsibilities
 pdf Spectator/ Parent **
  • Summary of below
 pdf Match Day Protocols **
  • Summary of below
Click Transmission
  • How COVID-19 is transmitted
  • Relevance to netball
  • Vulnerable participants
Click Symptoms
  • Symptom recognition
  • Contacts & Confirmed cases
  • Contact Tracing       
Click Personal Hygiene
  • Responsibilities of ALL individual participants
  • "Get in, Train/Play/Watch, Get out" philosophy
Click Group Training
  • Indoor & outdoor
  • Number of participants permitted
  • Type of activities permitted
  • Facilities & Equipment
  • Contact Tracing
Click Spectator / Parent
  • Hygiene & social distancing
  • Entry/Exit
  • Areas & facilities permitted
  • Contact Tracing
  • Consequences
Click Match Day
  • Entry / Exit
  • Pavilion access & facilities available
  • Hygeine, sanitising & social distancing
  • Scoring & equipment
  • Contact Tracing
Click for Resources
  • Federal & Victoria Government
  • Australian Institute of Sport
  • Sport & Recreation Victoria
  • Netball Australia
  • Netball Victoria
  • City of Boroondara
Click for Programs
  • What is cancelled, suspended, deferred
Summary of Basics about Covid-19. 
What is Covid-19?      
  • Coronaviruses cause many respiratory and gastrointestinal infections (30% of human colds)     
  • Covid-19 is a new strain of the Coronavirus, originating in Wuhan, China 2019.
  • Some connection with live animal markets in China (animal - human transmission), there has also been person - person spread.    
What is a pandemic?
  • Anyone, anywhere can be infected. The last pandemic was Influenza in 2009
Why the fuss?

    1) Many healthy, fit people will recover with no problems. However, those who are vulnerable may become severely ill or die.

  • Vulnerable = aged, immuno-compromised, people with co-morbidities such as HIV, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, aboriginal communities, group residential settings, poorly controlled diabetes / asthma. 
  • Minimising transmission is for the safety of these vulnerable groups.
  • Please note that younger people CAN develop severe infection. The virus is not just affecting the elderly and vulnerable.

    2) "Flattening the curve" - slow the transmission to reduce / flatten out the peak burden of disease on health services capacity.

What are the symptoms?
  • Fever / chills, sore throat, dry cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of smell
  • *Other*: headache, aches & pains, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea
  • Can be none > mild > severe pneumonia
  • Children generally have very mild disease but may transmit to others ie) elderly grandparents.
How is it spread?
  • Droplet, direct contact (and possibly airborne, faecal-oral transmission).
  • Close contact with an infectious person (incl 24 hrs before their symptoms appear) either directly or via a cough / sneeze.
  • The virus can survive on surfaces for up to 1 week
  • Examples: touching door handles /tables contaminated by an infectious person, and then touching your face
Incubation period & Infectivity
  • 2 - 14 days, average 5-6 days
  • 1 infected person would be expected to infect 3 others
  • Virus can be shedding before symptoms even develop (80%)
  • Some people are "super-shedders" = shed more virus for longer
How can you test for it?
  • Nasopharyngeal & throat swab (one swab for both) 
  • Must ring GP or hospital ahead for instructions 

Who is eligible for testing?

pdfSuspected Case -What you need to know

  • Someone with acute respiratory symptoms - cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of smell     Note: can be very mild 
  • Someone with fever / chills in the absence of other diagnoses
  • Someone with new onset of any other* symptoms (as above)  AND international travel anywhere in the last 14 days  OR close contact                  with a confirmed case OR are healthcare & aged care workers
  • Someone recovered (no symptoms) and returning to work in a healthcare or aged care facility
  • Special circumstances as directed by the DHHS.
 What is CLOSE contact
  • > 15 minutes face to face contact OR > 2 hrs sharing a closed space ie) classroom, house, plane

What is CASUAL contact?

  • < 15 mins face to face contact OR < 2 hrs sharing a closed space ie) office, extended family, schools

Who is NOT eligible for testing?

  • Someone with no symptoms and casual contact with a confirmed case only > No action / isolation necessary 
  • Someone with no symptoms who has just returned from overseas > Must self isolate for 14 days
  • Someone with no symptoms who has had close contact with a confirmed case > Must self isolate for 14 days from contact
How can I prevent transmission?
  • Self-isolate in circumstances outlined above
  • Follow Government guidelines relating to the number of people gathering together, currently back to 10
  • Hand hygeine - washing 20 seconds, hand sanitisers, tissue disposal
  • Respiratory hygeine - coughing and sneezing etiquette
  • Social distancing - 1.5 metres, no hand shaking, kissing, high 5s
  • Environmental cleaning - benches, tables, light switches, door handles, phones     Notegym equipment, pools, towels, balls
  • Standard face masks are only useful if you are infected to prevent you transmitting. They are not thought to be useful for self-protection.
How can we treat it?
  • There is currently no treatment so symptom control only ie) paracetamol, rest
  • Note: This is a virus so antibiotics are of no use.
Mental Health Resources
  • Looking after your mental health during the Covid-19 > Beyond Blue: click here
  • How to cope with stress related to Covid-19 > headspace: click here
  • Mental Health Resources > DHHS: click here

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