LATEST ADVICE from SFAI (06/03/2020
- SFAI advise that the pre/post match handshake should be suspended until further notice; also that players/coaches use their own personal re-usable water bottles and not refillable ones being used by multiple persons. SFAI will be guided by any and all advice from the HSE and FAI re Covid-19.
- For more info, please visit the HSE’s dedicated information pages at <https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html>
Some good advice:
- Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
- Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid shaking hands
Instead of shaking hands before or after games, use alternative greeting, e.g. after game, clap your opponents as you leave the field.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
- Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early