We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and following the advice provided by the Australian Government Department of Health (AGDH). In addition, we are working very closely with our facilities, governing bodies and other club operators throughout Australia.
The Academy is committed to providing our members with a safe and hygienic space to play squash in and we are taking this situation extremely seriously. Our colleagues have been extensively briefed on what actions they need to take, as per Government guidance, to reduce the risk of the virus spreading.
You can find out about the actions we are taking to keep our members safe, how we are responding to COVID-19 and how our members can keep themselves and others safe in the following FAQs:
WHAT ACTION IS THE ACADEMY TAKING TO KEEP MEMBERS AND STAFF SAFE AND WELL?
The health and safety of our members, colleagues and self-employed squash coaches are our top priority.
In line with AGDH guidance, our facilities have increased the level of cleaning and hygiene in our locations, including
- Increasing the frequency of cleaning and sanitisation, especially high touch areas such as pin pads, door handles, lockers, equipment, etc.
- Ensuring soap dispensers and hand sanitisers remain filled.
- Educating and reminding members and colleagues of the importance of good hygiene.
Within the Academy we have advised all colleagues and coaches on what to do when returning from foreign travel, in line with AGDH recommendations.
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If we are notified of any issue in our facilities, or if another member contracts the virus, we will notify you immediately and undertake a full deep clean of the clubs.
For the latest information, please refer to the FAQs on this page.
WHAT CAN OUR MEMBERS DO TO HELP?
With the efforts of everyone in The Academy, including our members, let’s work together to keep ourselves safe and healthy.
The Academy’s members are encouraged to help reduce the spread of the virus through good personal hygiene.
- Frequent hand washing (wash your hands for 20 seconds) and hand sanitising during your visits
- Making full use of the soap, sanitisers and cleaning items available
- Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and dispose of the tissue in the bin after use
- Familiarise yourself with the latest guidance from AGDH and do not visit the clubs if you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 and are advised to self-isolate
- Follow Government guidance if you are a returning traveller
We are monitoring the situation closely in all our facilities and hygiene is the number one priority for our Team.
If you need personal health advice specifically in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19), you should call the 1800 020 080 service or your GP. Please do not attend your GP or emergency department without phoning in advance.
CURRENTLY, ARE THERE ANY CONFIRMED CASES WITHIN THE ACADEMY?
No. But if we do all our members, colleagues and coaches within our clubs will be informed.
Any further updates will be provided here.
We understand that people are concerned about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are monitoring the situation closely and we will continue to provide as much advice, care and support as we can to our members.
IS THE ACADEMY OPEN AND OPERATING AS NORMAL?
No, our clubs are no longer operating. All members, colleagues and coaches within the clubs have been informed.
Any further updates will be provided here.
Our clubs have significantly increased the level of cleaning and hygiene in their facilities to ensure they remain safe to train in. We do understand that members are concerned about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) so please follow the instructions within the facilities on how to keep yourself and others safe.
CAN I TAKE MY OWN CLEANING SUPPLIES IN?
We are providing additional cleaning supplies in all the clubs to allow members to self-clean equipment before and after use and the facilities have increased the level of cleaning and hygiene, in line with AGDH guidance.
Throughout our classes there will be no human contact, we will disinfect all equipment before and after all sessions.
The Academy is committed to providing our members with a safe and hygienic space to play squash and we are taking the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) extremely seriously. Our colleagues have been extensively briefed on what actions they need to take, as per Government guidance, to reduce the risk of the virus spreading and we continue to educate and remind our members and colleagues of the importance of good hygiene in the clubs.
I HAVE CONTACTED THE 1800 HELPLINE AND HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO SELF-ISOLATE WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
The AGDH has provided advice on self-isolation here.
If you have any queries or concerns, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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