A MESSAGE FROM BASEBALL VICTORIA REGARDING THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
(12 MARCH 2020)
Baseball Victoria continues to closely monitor the evolving situation in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19) based on information available from a number of sources including; the Federal and State Departments of Health, Sport Australia, the Australian Institute of Sport and Baseball Australia. In addition, Baseball Victoria is working closely with the other State Baseball Associations to coordinate a national response where possible.
Presently there are no restrictions on events where large numbers of people congregate, but Baseball Victoria is conscious of the need to monitor any developments with COVID-19 and will act in accordance with the advice from the relevant authorities.
A Business Continuity Plan for the Baseball Victoria Office is in place which will ensure the team can all work from home if required and services provided to the Victorian Baseball Community can continue.
As a reminder, one of the best ways to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus is to use good hand washing and sneeze/cough hygiene.
- wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water, including before and after eating and after going to the toilet
- cover your cough and sneeze, dispose of tissues and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser
- if unwell, avoid contact with others (stay more than 1.5 metres from people)
Other effective measures include:
- avoid touching your face
- regularly wipe down your devices
- use contactless payment methods instead of cash
Baseball Victoria will provide additional information to our members as it becomes available and will keep our community updated on any disruptions to the delivery of regular programs or events, should they occur.
The health and well-being of our participants is our highest priority, but it is important that people remain calm and act on the best health advice available.
For general advice on COVID-19, please refer to the Victorian Government Health website, https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
For sport specific advice, please refer to https://ais.gov.au/health-wellbeing/covid-19, dedicated to providing evidence based, real time advice, including travel as well as FAQs relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).