Wiltshire FA is currently following guidance from Public Health England, however we are in a fluid and rapidly evolving situation and the guidance may change at any given time.
It is our priority to protect and support our staff and members.
What is coronavirus?
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a type of coronavirus that can cause a range of symptoms but can also lead to severe chest infections/pneumonias. In older adults, those with weakened immune systems and those with cancer, diabetes and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) the risk of having severe symptoms is much higher.
What are the signs and symptoms?
The symptoms include cough, shortness of breath and a high temperature. Given these are common symptoms with other illness, this makes identifying coronavirus difficult.
How do we reduce the spread?
- To reduce spread, ensuring regular washing of hands with soap and water is key.
- Hand sanitiser could be used if soap and water is not available.
- If coughing or sneezing, do this into a tissue and dispose of immediately following by re-washing hands.
- Do not get too close to people who appear unwell.
- Consider avoiding travelling to countries that are high risk due to high incidence of the infection.
With regards to any concerns around self-isolation, If you have been in contact with an affected person, or have been to an affected area then you may need to self-isolate. Travellers returning from many parts of Asia where the virus is prevalent and Italy north of Pisa should only self-isolate and get tested if they feel symptoms. These include a cough, fever or shortness of breath. People should also self-isolate if they have been in "close and sustained" contact with individuals with the virus. Spending 15 minutes within two metres (6ft) of an infected person is judged to be a significant risk.
If you do need to self-isolate, then please don't go to the GP or hospital – stay indoors and call NHS 111, even if your symptoms are mild.
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We hope that by increasing awareness and putting small measures in place, we can mitigate against the risk of contracting and spreading the virus.
PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL SUSPENDED IN ENGLAND UNTIL FRIDAY 3 APRIL AT THE EARLIEST - THE FA - 13/03/2020
FA PROVIDES POSITION ON GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL IN LIGHT OF COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT - THE FA - 13/03/2020