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Coronavirus update and precautions
March 13, 2020

Coronavirus Update - March 13

The situation and information about the COVID-19 virus is changing rapidly. Please read this update further to and in conjunction with our March 10 Update below, as all precautions remain accurate.

As always, the safety of our clients and community is our top priority and Brighton Swim School will continue to monitor the situation and keep our community updated.

We encourage our clients and community to monitor the following resources for the latest advice and information.

Department of Health and Human Services

World Health Organization

At Brighton Swim School we are following the advice of the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services which recommends the following to reduce your risk of COVID-19:

  • Wash hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds. Dry with paper towel or hand dryer
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow
  • Isolate yourself at home if you feel sick with flu-like symptoms. If you take medication ensure you have adequate supplies
  • Phone your GP first if you need medical attention. They will tell you what to do
  • Continue healthy habits: exercise, drink water, get plenty of sleep.
  • Don't wear a face mask if you are well
  • Buy an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with over 60 per cent alcohol
  • Get the flu shot (available from April)
  • Shaking hands is optional!

The DHHS has a handy checklist to assess your risk for COVID-19.

Self-assessment for risk of coronavirus (COVID-19 (pdf, 56KB)

We will continue to monitor the situation and update our clients and community.

Brighton Swim School continues to operate as usual and regular participation is encouraged.

 

Coronavirus Update - March 10

As we continue to be updated regarding the Coronavirus, it is of upmost importance that Brighton Swim School continues to take advice and direction from the department of Health, to ensure we create a healthy and safe environment for all our patrons.

On March 10th, the Department of Health released COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) controls and asks the following,

In the last 14 days, if you have visited any of the higher risk countries listed below, have been in close contact with a person with COVID-19 or have travelled overseas and are experiencing flu-like symptoms, to stay at home.

High Risk Countries include:
• Mainland China
• Iran
• South Korea
• Italy

Moderate Risk Countries include:
• Japan
• Hong Kong
• Singapore
• Thailand
• Indonesia
Cambodia
(Based on the Australian Government list of countries of concern (www.health.gov.au/covid19-countries). This list will be updated periodically).

If you are impacted by these controls please let us know via email (brightonss@bigpond.com). Please be advised that any paid missed lessons will be recognised through our makeup policy.

Brighton Swim School will continue to operate as usual and as always, the health, wellbeing and safety of everyone is of upmost importance to us. We thank everyone for their understanding and support and we’ll see you at the pool for your next lesson.