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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

Saturday, 21 March 2020

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

With the number of Coronavirus cases increasing worldwide, and containment measures increasing Squash New Zealand recommends the following precautions in an effort to help keep the wider Squash community safe.

Your health and safety is paramount to us as well as others around you and the community.

If you’re sick or unwell consider staying at home to contain any spread of illness. We ask all those who have any of the following to seek medical attention before going to the Centre and attending any future Squash games or events:

Symptoms: Respiratory symptoms Fever Cough Shortness of Breath or breathing difficulties Any other flu-like symptoms

Practices we advise and recommend you all do:

Cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, or cough/sneeze into your elbow

Dispose of used tissues appropriately in a bin

Increase the use of hand sanitiser at home or out and about

Ensure basic hygiene around regularly washing hands (20 seconds and dry them after)

On the court do not shake hands, use another form of acknowledgement e.g. foot tap or racket bump

Do not share rackets or towels (bring your own towels and keep them in your bag)

We will sanitise and disinfect for hire rackets' grips and frames after every use .

We ensure bathroom facilities, chairs, tables, counter benches and court door handles are cleaned and disinfected more regularly

Please do not wipe your hands on any part of court walls including glass back wall, door and walls. Bring your own towel inside court if need be

We will continue to monitor the situation as it plays out, but the safety of our Squash Auckland and New Zealand community is most important

For more information on Coronavirus please seek advice from the following:

World Health Organisation or Ministry Of Health - New Zealand

Thank you.