SASCOC statement – Coronavirus declared National Disaster – Implications for Athletes and Federations

The purpose of this update is to detail how these latest developments will influence athletes and federations.

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Athletes who are healthy are advised to continue training but to modify their approach in order to limit exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19). This may mean:
o Smaller training groups
o Adapting training times to go to training venue when less busy
o Discussing home based programmes with your coach where plausible
o Extra vigilance with precautionary measures such as hand washing and sanitising, cough etiquette, avoiding handshakes / hugs / physical contact.

Athletes who have any symptoms of respiratory or other illness are advised to refrain from training until symptoms resolve or medical advice is obtained.

If an athlete has recently travelled to an area with coronavirus (COVID-19) and displays any signs and symptoms of respiratory illness (sore throat, cough, fever, shortness of breath), please contact the South Africa COVID-19 HOTLINE: 0800 029 999 for advice on testing and/or self-isolation.

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