"Caulfield & District Netball Association would like to ensure our members that we are staying up to date with all of the information and recommendations provided about Coronavirus, as per the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services, the and the Australian Government too.
You will appreciate that in the current health climate, we are all wanting to support and protect our great netball community.
Following the recent government announcement this afternoon, we can confirm that we are an entity conducting a "non-essential gathering" such as our weekend sport competition. Therefore, after much deliberation and as a proactive precautionary measure, CDNA has made the decision to cancel our all of our competition matches for this weekend, which includes tonight (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday).
This will enable us to work through with the Committee and then with our clubs what our plan will be moving forward.
We will be in touch with all clubs and team delegates as soon as possible via email.
Thank you for your understanding."
Prior to this Statement issuing the CDNA Website had posted this Statement below:-
We want to reassure our Netball Victoria community that we are in close consultation with the State Government of Victoria, VicSport and other key stakeholders, and are monitoring the public health situation and any possible impacts as a result of COVID-19 (also known as ‘coronavirus’).
Until further directives from the State Government of Victoria in relation to group gatherings due to COVID-19 concerns are received, all Melbourne Vixens and Netball Victoria events will be going ahead as planned.In relation to local competitions, please keep in close contact with your club, Association or League for the most up-to-date information as it comes to hand.
We understand people’s concern given the potential seriousness of the situation, but ask our community not to panic, and instead listen to evidence-based, real-time advice of health professionals and government officials. Please follow the directions and information on COVID-19, issued by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), which can be found here; www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus.
For sport specific advice, please refer to the Australian Institute of Sport
which includes information on travel, as well as FAQs relating to
Everyone should practise good hygiene to protect against infections.
Good hygiene habits include:
- washing your hands often with soap and water;
- using a tissue and cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze;
- avoiding close contact with others, such as touching
.You can read more about protective measures against COVID-19 on the World Health Organization website.
We also wanted to reassure you that in the current environment if you feel uncomfortable shaking hands with your opposition at the end of a
game, there are plenty of other ways to display sportsmanship and gratitude at the end of a game; such as a verbal congratulations. We will
endeavour to keep you updated as new information comes to hand. In the meantime, the most important thing you can do is look out for each
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