Coronavirus COVID-19

The Executive Committee , wants there to be an adequate level of reassurance in the face of the current/dynamic situation regarding Coronavirus COVID-19.

Wherever you go or whatever you read you can’t help but notice the media coverage about the spread of Coronavirus in the United Kingdom, and especially how it is affecting the Six Nations. Medway Rugby does not attract crowds in any comparable number but that does not mean we should not be thinking of how the outbreak can effect us and what we can do to stop the spread of COVID-19.

I am sure most will have noticed the Government briefings so maybe now is an appropriate moment to update you.

Please note, in line with the government’s advice we are operating business as usual at Medway Rugby.

The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains as moderate, and the risk to individuals remains low. The best place to read the latest updates in this evolving issue is on the government website.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

Should the situation change in any way we will take Government, Public Health and RFU advice as we are not qualified to predict how the situation will further develop and, in the meantime, we should help to look after one another and take responsibility for our actions and for our own health.

As tour season is approaching we advise clubs to monitor the government’s website for an update on your proposed tour destination.

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

 

How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

Do

wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

always wash your hands when you get home or into work

use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze

put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards

try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Don’t

do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

What to do if you think you might have coronavirus

If you think you might have coronavirus or you’ve been in close contact with someone who has it:

stay at home and avoid close contact with other people

do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital

use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next

 

The 111 coronavirus service will tell you if you need to continue to stay at home (self-isolate) or if you need medical help.