Coronavirus (COVID-19): CLUB PRECAUTIONS

Dear Warriors Parents / Players / Members, 


RFU UPDATE: 16-March-2020

Following government advice today, the RFU will suspend all rugby activity in England, at both professional and community level. Please read the full statement on our website.

Just an update from the Committee: It is with great regret that we write to confirm that the Warriors City Lunch with Lions, scheduled for today has been postponed. Recent events have created significant uncertainty and the welfare of all attendees and their families must be our primary focus as well as ensuring we play a full part in limiting the spread of Coronavirus (COVID 19). 
We do hope you understand and support the need for us to make this difficult decision, the intention is to hold the event later in the year and we will be in touch as soon as we are able to offer some certainty when that might be possible.
 
In the meantime on behalf of the Warriors committee I would like to apologise for any inconvenience this postponement may cause and thank you very much for the support you have shown to the Warriors by committing to this event.
 
Club Update on Coronavirus and continued precautions for all Parents / Players / Members 

See below new guidelines from the Government and also our previous advice for all members.

We ask that anyone with a new, persistent/continuous cough and/or a temperature of 37.8 degrees or above - ie those who have now been asked to self isolate for 7 days - please do not to attend Festivals, training and matches at our club or away. This is consistent with government advice.

Stay at home advice link

We know that the government plans to extend such self-isolation requests to whole family groups (when there is one family member with these symptoms) in the near future. We ask that any family in this situation to stay away.

With today's new government advice, there are, as yet, no restrictions on holding sporting events/large gatherings. We have no further recommendations from the rugby governing bodies at this time. Should the government advice, or that from the RFU/Surrey RFU change before Sunday, we will update all our members.

Government advice on washing hands is key and we'd ask that parents ensure their kids wash their hands regularly. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): CLUB PRECAUTIONS

 As the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues, the health and safety of our members and players remains our top priority. 

As a precaution, we are requesting the following, in accordance with Dept of Health and Social Care guidance and in order to protect all our members:


  • Do NOT enter Club premises if you have returned from the following countries/areas in the last 2 weeks (even if you do not have symptoms): Iran, Northern Italy, Daegu and Cheongdo South Korea, Hubei Province China.You should stay indoors, avoid contact with other people and contact 111.


  • Do NOT enter the Club premises if you have symptoms of cough/fever/shortness of breath (even if symptoms are mild) and have recently travelled to the following countries/areas since Feb 19: China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Macau, Northern Italy, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar. You should stay indoors, avoid contact with other people, and contact 111. 


  • If you live with, or have had close contact with anyone who has travelled to aforementioned locations, we ask that you do NOT enter the club grounds until they have been screened and cleared of being infected with Coronavirus 


  • If you have been in contact with anyone confirmed or suspected of having contracted Coronavirus, we ask that you do NOT enter the club premises until you have been cleared of being infected with Coronavirus. You should contact 111 immediately and avoid contact with other people. 


  • Individuals who have travelled to the aforementioned locations have to ‘self-isolate’ for 14 days once they have returned from their trip. Only after 14 days, with no COVID-19 symptoms emerging, would they be deemed as clear to enter the club premises


  • DO Inform the Club Secretary if you have been screened & cleared for suspecting to have Coronavirus 


 In addition to your good judgement and the common sense steps we should all be taking, we ask that the following practices be observed: 


  • As a general rule, if you are sick, be mindful of others and stay home
  • Wash your hands often and use hand-sanitizer when needed
  • Refrain from hand-shaking or hugging in greeting others



Further advice on what we can all do to prevent the spread of infection is below:
https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

 

STAY INFORMED: For more information, please go to UK Government website for Coronavirus guidance: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

 
Yours Sincerely,

 

Warriors Committee