Frequently asked questions


How do I tell my child about the virus?

Most importantly if your children are worried about Covid-19 please see here for how to discuss this with them. https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/how-talk-your-child-about-coronavirus-covid-19


What are the symptoms?

Patients may have a fever, cough, runny nose, shortness of breath and other symptoms.

In some patients, it seems like a cold and has mild symptoms. If in doubt speak with your local GP or call Healthdirect for advice on 1800 022 222


I have travelled outside of Australia – what do I need to do?

Review the information on the NSW Health FAQs to determine which approach you should follow. This may require home isolation for 14 days or a requirement for social distancing. It is likely that your child may not be able to play AFL for 14 days after returning from a country overseas. Please see this link for information and follow the recommendations.



I think I may have been exposed Covid-19?

We would ask that should you find out you are a confirmed case of the virus you please send an email to maroubrasaints@gmail.com. We will then work with the NSW Department of Health to determine who has been in contact with the patient and what process needs to be followed regarding monitoring.


How do I protect myself and others?

The best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is the same way you would protect yourself from catching flu or other respiratory illness:

  • clean your hands for at least 30 seconds with soap and water, or when unavailable use an alcohol-based sanitiser with at least 60% alcohol.
  •  cover your sneeze or cough with your elbow or with a tissue.
  • avoid close contact with people who are ill
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • do not share drink bottles, towels or food
  • Stay home and seek medical treatment when you are sick


For the most up to date information visit NSW Department of Health.


Football hygiene – guidance from AFL

  • Covid-19 or not, communal use of water bottles should be avoided at all times.
  • All players should be in possession of their own drink bottle, and should not share with any other players
  • Do not share drinks, towels, lip balm, sunscreen with others (have own)
  •  Limit physical contact such as avoiding shaking hands, pre or post-game
  • Limit travelling party to matches/training/sessions where possible.

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