Volleyball England statement on the coronavirus
4th March 2020
Volleyball England has issued the following advice in response to the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus and the enquiries we have received from members.
Pre and post-match handshakes will be relaxed for the foreseeable future. Referees, coaches and players are advised to wave or bow instead as a small, precautionary measure to lessen personal contact and to help stop the spread of the disease. In addition, members may want to hold off on greetings and congratulatory touches at matches as this could aid the spread of the disease.
Also, keep in regular contact with the owners of your facility, to ensure you’re up to date with their guidance, and make sure you have appropriate hand washing facilities.
To help stop the spread of germs, the NHS is advising members of the public to do the following:
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- Put used tissues in the bin immediately
- Regularly wash your hands with soap and water – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
Volleyball England would also like to clarify that no match will be cancelled by Volleyball England as a result of the coronavirus unless we are instructed to do so by the government.
For general queries related to the coronavirus, please follow government guidance. The latest information can be found using the links below:
We take the safety of our members very seriously and will continue to monitor the situation and introduce further guidance or measures if needed.