Statement from UK Deaf Sport

16 Mar
16 Mar

March 2020 

At UK Deaf Sport, the health and safety of everyone involved in the delivery and supporting of activities for Deaf children, young people and adults is our first priority. We are very aware of the growing concerns around Coronavirus; events happening in this country and also tournaments and competitions happening elsewhere in the world; and the importance of working together to reduce risk. Rest assured we are staying close to all public health advice.  

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Please follow the guidelines and encourage those you are teaching, training, coaching and coordinating to also follow the guidance of Public Health England (PHE) here with regards to prevention, symptoms and follow up actions if confirmed to have the virus.

Obviously, if you have travelled back from parts of mainland China, Iran, Northern Italy or South Korea in the last 14 days, you have been advised to self-isolate for 14 days. 

If you or those you are working/training with are currently feeling unwell with any symptoms such as a high temperature, a cough or shortness of breath please do keep your contacts and members aware. 

The usual common sense advice that we are passing on remains the same; regular hand washing with hot water and soap for at least 20 seconds and avoiding touching your mouth, nose and eyes with unwashed hands.

WHAT WE ARE DOING: 

We will continue to support and pass on the relevant guidance to our members with their queries as best we can. Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions you may have.

We will liaise with our main deaf sport contacts to ensure that they are supported and are following the relevant advice and guidance provided by Public Health England in delivering their training events and activities.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide any further updates as and when they arise.

We will continue to operate business as usual taking into consideration the guidance provided. 

For all questions, please contact us at [email protected]

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UK Deaf Sport aims to enable Deaf people to reach their full potential in sport. We work to increase opportunities by working in partnerships with key organisations to create a sporting future that is DEAFinitely Inclusive from grassroots through to Elite level Sport.