As you should be aware, the situation regarding the emerging outbreak of coronavirus is constantly evolving and justifiably many of you are concerned about what this means.
The NEXT STEP FOUNDATION is dedicated to taking an active approach to staying informed of the situation by referring to the Department of Health and Human Services website as well as following advice from the Department of Education and Training.
We would like to encourage all of our valued members to keep informed by visiting the Australian Government’s Department of Health website here and navigate to your relevant state for more details.
WHAT IS NEXT STEP FOUNDATION DOING?
At this point in time, NEXT STEP FOUNDATION has no reported cases of any infected members, parents/guardians/carers across any of our programs.
We will continue to run our programs as normal unless the situation escalates, and we receive advice from the Department of Education and Health. You will all be contacted if this is the case.
NEXT STEP has given rigorous instructions to all members regarding their health, and the precautions they must take when conducting classes.
While Coronavirus is of concern, it is essential to remember that most people displaying symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, or tiredness are likely suffering from a cold or other respiratory illness—not coronavirus.
NEXT STEP FOUNDATION will continue to monitor the situation closely and will uphold the highest hygienic standards to maintain a safe and clean environment for our participants.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?
If you are displaying symptoms of the Virus, please do not attend any of our sessions as you are advised to self-isolate. Please ensure to contact us [email protected] immediately if you have contracted the coronavirus.
We understand that all community venues and public locations where our programs are being held are being advised to take extra care to keep the premises clean and most venues are endeavouring to provide extra hand soap and hand sanitiser where possible.
Please understand that sanitisers and soap are hard to obtain in bulk at the moment. Encourage your children to clean their hands thoroughly and regularly.
The Commonwealth Government has recently announced the extension to existing travel restrictions. Parents/guardians/carers should make sure that any child returning from mainland China from 1 February, Iran from 1 March, Korea from 5 March, or Italy from 11 March, is isolated at home and should not attend our sessions until 14 days after they were last in mainland China Iran or Republic of Korea. This advice also applies to any impacted parents/guardians/carers.
BASIC PROTECTIVE MEASURES
The World Health Organisation recommends the following basic protective measures to ensure you minimise your risk for the coronavirus:
- Wash your hands frequently
- Maintain social distancing from anyone that is coughing or sneezing
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
Please visit here for more details.
If you have any questions, please contact your local coach or contact us on 0411 813 540