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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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