The Australian Deer Association board met last night and considered the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as a part of usual risk management.
What is clear is that Coronavirus is causing and will continue to cause significant disruption in the Australian community in the medium term.
The health and safety of our Members and of the broader community is our top priority.
The latest advice is that the risk to the general Australian population from COVID-19 is low, with the majority of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Australia in returned travellers.
As such, ADA activities should continue as normal. This may well change as local conditions change.
As a standard practice, we recommend that people that are unwell with a cough or fever or other respiratory symptoms, should not attend ADA events meetings, events or gatherings. This is particularly so for people who have recently travelled from overseas.
We recommend everyone practice good hygiene. Good hygiene measures include:
- washing your hands often with soap and water
- using a tissue and covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze
- avoiding close contact with others, such as touching.
For the most up-to-date information about coronavirus, visit the Department of Health website by clicking here.
Your primary source of COVID-19 information specific to your state or territory is your state and territory health department. For information or to get in contact, click on the relevant website link below.