Health & Safety re ACC members and corona virus

By now, everyone in the country has heard about a new strain of coronavirus, originally known as novel coronavirus and now called COVID-19.

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected people from many countries around the world. It’s the topic of discussion on social media and the public media.

There is evidence the virus can spread from person to person.

If you have recently returned from overseas, been in contact with someone who has returned from overseas, or been in contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19, please refer to information provided by your state based health department or call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 or contact your preferred medical professional. We have included suggested web links for all states as well as the Australian Government Department of Health.

To protect yourself and others from infection we encourage good hand and respiratory hygiene practises when attending Club events, particularly hand washing prior to attending Happy Hour activities. 

Queensland Health – ‘Fact sheet—novel coronavirus’

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/clinical-practice/guidelines-procedures/diseases-infection/diseases/coronavirus/public-info-novel-coronavirus/fact-sheet-coronaviruswww.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus

NSW Health – ‘Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) - Information for travellers’

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus-travellers.aspx

 

Victoria– Dept. of Health– ‘For the Victorian public – coronavirus disease (COVID-19)’

 

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorian-public-coronavirus-disease-covid-19

 

Tasmania - Dept. of Health – ‘Coronavirus’

https://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/communicable_diseases_prevention_unit/infectious_diseases/coronavirus

SA Health – ‘Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)’

https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/health+topics/health+topics+a+-+z/novel+coronavirus

 

Western Australia – ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19)’

 

https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/coronavirus

You should also check out the Australian Government Department of Health website

Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert’

 

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

The Department are monitoring the respiratory illness outbreak caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) and will update this alert page every day with the latest medical advice and official reports’www.health.qld.gov.au/coronaviruswww.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus