Symptom Recognition & Management


  • Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath
  • Runny nose, sore throat
  • Nausea, diarrhoea, loss of smell / taste, fatigue, headaches, conjunctivitis


– increases the likelihood of infection

  • Overseas travel within the last 14 days.
  • From areas where clusters of cases have occurred
  • Close contact with a confirmed/ suspected case in the past 14 days

What to do if you have had close contact with a confirmed case of CV                                                           

DHHS Fact sheet – close contact

  • Note: Close contact = face to face contact for > 15 mins OR sharing a closed space for > 2 hours
  • Self -isolate for 14 days from the date of last close contact if no symptoms
  • Repeat testing on Day 11
  • See your GP for testing if you develop symptoms                                                                                         

What to do if you are unwell               

  • See your GP
  • Get tested & self-isolate until results are back
  • If negative test, must self-isolate until all symptoms have resolved
  • Notify your club &/or BNA Medical officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (GP)

Managing a confirmed case

of COVID-19                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

DHHS Fact Sheet – confirmed case

Individual care:

  • Follow the advice of your GP
  • Self-isolate with strict personal hygiene measures
  • You will be notified by a Public Health Officer via your GP when it is safe to cease isolation         

Contact Tracing:

  • Notify BNA Medical Officer of infection This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (GP)
  • Every group will be required to keep an accurate record of every person attending each session so contacts can be advised
  • The COVIDSafe app will be used by Public Health Officers to track and advise contacts (if they have downloaded the app!)

Player returning to netball:

  • Medical clearance by a doctor is required for both their own safety and the safety of other participants.
  • Long term decreased exercise capacity has been noted following other related Coronavirus infections (too early for specific Covid-19 research)
  • Graded return to sport

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