As per the current advice, the most important thing we can ALL do to protect ourselves remains:
- washing your hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water.
- Make sure you cough or sneeze into a tissue, put it in a bin and wash your hands.
The latest advice from the Government is
- if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started.
- if you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill
The symptoms are:
- A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
- A new, continuous cough
How COVID-19 is spread
Spread of COVID-19 is most likely to happen when there is close contact (within 2 metres or less) with an infected person. It is likely that the risk increases the longer someone has close contact with an infected person.
There are 2 main routes by which people can spread COVID-19:
- infection can be spread to people who are nearby (within 2 metres) or possibly could be inhaled into the lungs
- it is also possible that someone may become infected by touching a surface, object or the hand of an infected person that has been contaminated with respiratory secretions and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes (such as touching door knob or shaking hands then touching own face)
Preventing spread of infection
Public Health England (PHE) recommends that the following general cold and flu precautions are taken to help prevent people from catching and spreading COVID-19:
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze. Catch it, Bin it, Kill it
- put used tissues in the bin straight away
- wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
- clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
What are Carlisle Golf Club Doing?
- We are having daily briefings and enhanced operating protocols.
- We have increased the frequency of cleaning our public areas (including door handles, public bathrooms, etc.) and have continued the use of disinfectant.
- We have sited antibacterial hand sanitisers at all entrances and urge members to use them when entering and leaving the premises.
- All water fountains have been switched off.
- Flags have been removed from the putting green
- Rakes have been removed from bunkers (The Greenstaff will rake the bunkers as often as possible)
- Ball Washers have been removed
- Members are required to putt with the flags in situ
- Members should then remove the ball from the hole with a gloved hand
The current position is changing daily. We are holding an emergency Management meeting on Wednesday to discuss the situation and will keep you further updated on our policies in due course.
Updated 17th March 2020