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Judo NSW Response to COVID-19 [updated 16 Mar]

At Judo NSW, the safety and wellbeing of our members and broader Judo community is our highest priority.  

In response to the recent updates on the risk of COVID-19, we have implemented Judo NSW Coronavirus Policy. It’s open-source and we’ll keep updating it as the situation evolves.

This policy (last updated March 16), includes a club training section to help mitigate the risks of COVID-19.

[Updated 16 Mar] We now require all Judo NSW members who have traveled internationally to not participate in Judo NSW club training and other Judo NSW events for 14 days following their return to Australia, regardless of whether they are exhibiting any symptoms.

We are also asking that Judo NSW members who attend schools or other organisations and businesses that have ‘closed’ due to COVID-19 to not participate in Judo NSW club training and other Judo NSW events for 14 days (or other period specified by NSW Health), regardless of whether they are exhibiting any symptoms and unless there is NSW Health advice to the contrary.

We are asking that all Judo NSW members remind themselves of the basic hygiene requirement for training and events including:

  • The Judogi shall be clean, generally dry and without unpleasant odour.
  • The nails of the feet and hands shall be cut short.
  • The personal hygiene of participants shall be of a high standard including that hands and feet should be washed and clean prior to training
  • Club (dojo) mats should be regularly cleaned with disinfectant prior to and after the completion of training sessions

Should Judo NSW operations go remote over the coming weeks and months, we will continue to communicate and operate with minimal interruption to business-as-usual from our ‘virtual’ office in Sydney.

Should any Judo NSW club and/or Judo NSW events be impacted, we will do our best to communicate these changes ahead of time.

We appreciate your understanding as we seek to avoid any unnecessary risks to our Judo NSW members and their families as well as you and others in our community.

Careful consideration will be made as to whether it is necessary for Judo NSW to go to large events (eg other JA National Event Series State Open tournaments, 2020 National Titles etc) which may be attended by people travelling from overseas, especially from Category 1 and 2 countries.

[Update 16 Mar] Similarly, we are monitoring the situation before going ahead with our own events and now require people who have traveled internationally in the 14 days prior to the event not to participate or come to the event.

We will continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 as the situation evolves and will update our policy should the domestic situation change and or new countries be added or removed.

For up-to-date information on the NSW and Australian Government’s response to COVID-19 visit the NSW Health website and or Australian Government Department of Health website.

As a valued member of our Judo community, we appreciate your understanding and believe these measures will help in minimising the impact of associated health risks of COVID-19.

Helpful links:
https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/situation-reports/20200301-sitrep-41-covid-19.pdf

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/alerts/Pages/coronavirus-faqs.aspx#2-1

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

https://ais.gov.au/health-wellbeing/covid-19

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