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Memo-Novel-Coronavirus-COVID-19 from SLS Sydney

14 March 2020

Memo-Novel-Coronavirus-COVID-19 from SLS Sydney

Attention all Patrol Captains and our volunteer patrolling members.

Memo Novel Coronavirus COVID 19 

Please take the time to read the above Memo and if you have any conerns please raise and dsicuss with your Patrol Captian or any member of the Board of Directors 

Members are asked to follow the instructions and cautions outlined in the circulars and reminded to stay away from the beaches if you are feeling unwell. Clubs are encouraged to share this information with their Patrol Captains and Management teams.

Use issued PPE as per existing protocols with all patients

If a patient exhibits flu like symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing) and/or if it is established that the patient has a high temperature over 38 degrees, withdraw from activities immediately and notify your Patrol Captain

Patrol Captains should notify SurfCom on 02 9471 8092 and follow instructions for patient and patrol members. DO NOT broadcast information regarding suspected cased of people with Coronavirus over the radio network

DO NOT treat suspected persons with coronavirus in Surf Club First Aid rooms or other areas of the Club, unless there is a dedicated room and the surf lifesaver is wearing appropriate PPE.

Patrolling Members suspected to be directly exposed to confirmed Coronavirus cases should thoroughly wash their hands with soap and water and follow existing SOPs, then self-isolate and seek medical attention.

General Message:

Pay attention to hand hygiene.

Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating, and avoid touching your face 

Practice cough etiquette by coughing or sneezing into your elbow or using a tissue. Dispose of the tissue into a bin and then wash your hands afterwards

Avoid close contact with others, such as touching, shaking hands, hugging and kissing

Regularly wipe down surfaces

Face masks are not recommended for use by members of the public, although anyone who wants to be cautious can of course choose to wear one

If you feel unwell and develop a fever or shortness of breath, a cough, sore throat or respiratory illness do not come to work, surf club, patrols or events and contact your doctor.

NCSLSC Board of Directors