The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly. At this stage, NSW Health does not propose altering arrangements for public events. It is important to note that this advice is subject to change as the situation evolves.
If you plan to attend and event, NSW Health encourages you to:
• stay home and not attend if you are feeling unwell
• stay home and not attend if you have been to a country considered at higher risk of COVID-19
(excluding airport transit) in the past 14 days
• practice simple hygiene by:
• making sure to clean your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or use
an alcohol-based hand rub
• cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or a flexed elbow.
Social distancing is an effective measure, but it is recognised that it cannot be practised in all situations and the aim is to generally reduce potential for transmission.
Should widespread transmission occur a range of public health measures will be considered including the approach to large scale events. The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee will provide this advice. It is understandable people are worried, however right now the community is urged to remain calm and continue to go about their normal business. All businesses that have direct contact with the public should have infection control policies and procedures in place and in the current environment of coronavirus it’s even more important these policies are followed.
It’s clear so far that good hygiene can prevent infection, and this is just as important at work as well as outside of work. This includes simple measures like regularly disinfecting of surfaces and washing your hands regularly. While this also means you should make sure to stay home if you’re unwell, face masks are not recommended for the general public unless they are unwell. They should be saved for people to use when they are sick.
For more information about Social Distancing visit NSW Health website
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