COVID-19 Update 17-March

By March 17, 2020 COVID-19

Dear Members,

The Waverley HC Executive Committee met today (17th March) to re-evaluate the current situation and action plans with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences for the coming hockey season. Whilst Hockey Victoria announced today their intention to proceed with scheduled activities, our priority remains to guarantee the safety of our members.

We recognise that the COVID-19 situation is fluid, with figures and numbers of reported cases changing considerably on a daily basis. As such, we have decided that all training sessions and practice games will be suspended for one week until we can gain further clarity on how the COVID-19 situation is evolving in the state of Victoria.

We believe that this decision is pragmatic in that it will not pose a major impediment on our preparation for the coming season, however it will allow us to observe the unfolding events and to prepare resources / practices to protect the safety of our members and community.

The Waverley HC Executive Committee will meet again next Tuesday 24th March, following which we will send updated communications by 1:00PM to advise members of updated  status for the coming week.

As per our previous advice, if you have any symptoms (fever, breathing difficulties, cough, sore throat or fatigue), you should:

  1. Contact your GP for professional advice.
  2. If a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 is confirmed, please immediately notify our Head of Diversity Inclusion and Welfare,
    Diana Hansen (dihansen19@outlook.com).

Kind regards,

The Waverley HC Executive Committee