Staying safe throughout the coronavirus health alert

Updated at 9:00am on 16 March 2020.

Our teams are closely monitoring advice from the Australian Government as the Covid-19 situation continues to unfold and can advise that all our facilities currently remain open and available for you to enjoy!

While some people may be (understandably) nervous about visiting public venues, health authorities recommend people continue normal preventive measures, which include eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Unless social distancing measures are implemented, getting your daily swim in is healthy and safe. Fortunately for us, there is no evidence showing that the virus is transmitted through pool water!

Given this advice, our outdoor facilities across the Region including pools at Colignan, Irymple, Merbein, Murrayville, Ouyen, Red Cliffs and Underbool continue to operate as usual, and regular participation is encouraged.

As a further precaution we have taken the following steps;

  • Installed updated signage throughout all facilities to encourage good hygiene practices.
  • Developed a specific infection control plan should this be needed.

When visiting, we ask that you continue to practice good hygiene and follow the recommended ways to reduce your risk of contracting coronavirus.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds. Dry with a paper towel or hand dryer.
  • Wipe down any equipment you use with the wipes provided. Please carry a towel when exercising.
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze; if you don’t have a tissue cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.
  • Isolate yourself at home if you feel sick.
  • Phone your GP first if you need medical attention. They will tell you what to do.
  • Continue healthy habits: exercise, drink water and get plenty of sleep.
  • Don’t steal our toilet paper!

We will continue to update this article as further information is made available.

You can find more information on the Department of Health website or call the Coronavirus Health Information Line 1800 020 080.

Information in this article has been sourced from the Australian Department of Health and the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA).