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Novel Coronavirus Risk Minimisation - 11 March 2020 update

In addressing health risks arising from the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is important to note that this information sheet is current as at 11 March 2020, so keep updated with the latest/current advise via the link below.

The Australian Government’s website states- “The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus. Symptoms can range from a mild cough to pneumonia. Some people recover easily, others may get very sick very quickly. There is evidence that it spreads from person to person. Good hygiene can prevent infection”

With this in mind, athletes are asked not to attend competitions or club events if they have recently been in one of the ‘Higher Risk’ countries listed below. Family, friends and spectators planning on attending are also asked to observe this restriction.

Please note- On 5 March 2020, the Australian Government extended existing travel restrictions to include the Republic of Korea. All travel restrictions will be reviewed again before 13 March 2020.

Australian Border Force liaison officers at overseas airports will work with airlines to identify travellers who should not board. Airlines will also be required to refuse uplift for anyone identified as being unwell. Any passengers identified as unwell on the flight will be identified and referred for further assessment upon arrival.

Countries listed as Higher risk

Mainland China / Iran / Italy / Republic of Korea

There are travel restrictions for travellers from mainland China, Iran, Republic of Korea and Italy.

If you are returning from mainland China or Iran you should isolate yourself for 14 days after leaving mainland China or Iran.

If you are travelling from the Republic of Korea, on or after 5 March, you must isolate yourself for 14 days from the time you left the Republic of Korea.

If you have left or transited through Italy on or after 11 March you must isolate yourself for 14 days from the time you left Italy.

Countries listed as Moderate risk

Cambodia / Hong Kong / Indonesia / Japan / Singapore / Thailand

If you have recently travelled to these countries, monitor your health for 14 days after leaving that country. If you develop a fever or cough, seek medical advice urgently and isolate yourself.

For further information please refer to the Australian Government’s website about what the virus is, maintaining hygiene and self-isolate practices, etc, to limit the spread of the virus.