OPERATING with and ongoing crisis!
The Stadium have measures in place to ensure its facilities are as safe as possible at this point in time, with regards to COVID-19. The Stadium will be operating under the Guidelines set by Federal and State Health.
Signage with 'Information' as to how best avoid COVID-19 are in place with flyers read and take.
Cleaning has always been a big aspect of the stadium (due to its size) and its requirements. We have always conducted anything between 9-10 hours each day with up to 14 hours when the playing surfaces are machined. These steps will be increased to ensure high traffic/usage areas are well maintained 24/7!!
Also, our co operators (PMQ Gymnastics, PMQ Performing Arts and Cafe) and sporting clubs will making sure their working practices and areas/offices are of a high standard to give all our users a piece of mind.
PLEASE READ BELOW.. AND MAKE YOURSELF FAMILIAR (with the main ones being 1. stay away if not well 2. wash your hands regularly)
How it spreads
COVID-19 is most likely to spread from person-to-person through:
- direct close contact with an infectious person, or in the 24 hours before their symptoms appeared
- close contact with an infected person who coughs or sneezes
- touching objects or surfaces (such as door handles or tables) contaminated from a cough or sneeze from an infected person, and then touching your mouth or face
Symptoms are similar to other colds and flus and include:
- sore throat
- difficulty breathing
Some people who are infected may not get sick at all, some will get mild symptoms from which they will recover easily, and others may become very ill.
Practising good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene and keeping away from others when they are — or if you are — sick is the best defence against most viruses. You also should:
- wash your hands frequently with soap and water, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet
- cover your cough and sneeze, dispose of tissues, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser
- if unwell, avoid contact with others (stay more than 1.5 metres from people)
- exercise personal responsibility for social distancing measures
Wearing a surgical masks is only helpful in preventing people who have COVID-19 from spreading it to others. If you are well, you do not need to wear a surgical mask as there is little evidence supporting the widespread use of surgical masks in healthy people to prevent transmission in public.
Find out more in our fact sheet about the use of surgical masks.
If you have a confirmed case, you need to isolate yourself to prevent it spreading to other people.
Testing and diagnosis
If you become unwell and think you may have symptoms of coronavirus, seek medical attention.
Your doctor will decide if you need testing, based on the following criteria:
- you have returned from overseas in the 14 days before you feel unwell
- you have been a close or casual contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days before you feel unwell
- you have a fever or acute respiratory infection (e.g. shortness of breath, cough, sore throat) with or without fever
- you have a severe community-acquired pneumonia and no other cause of it is clear to your doctor, with or without recent international travel
- if you are a healthcare worker with direct patient contact and have a fever (≥37.5) and an acute respiratory infection (e.g. shortness of breath, cough, sore throat)
Call ahead of time to book an appointment. Tell your doctor about your symptoms, travel history and any recent close contact with someone who has coronavirus.
If you must leave home to see your doctor, wear a surgical mask (if you have one) to protect others.
If you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, call 000 for urgent medical help.
Find out what happens if you have a suspected case of coronavirus.
There is no treatment for coronavirus, but medical care can treat most of the symptoms. Antibiotics do not work on viruses.
If you have been diagnosed with coronavirus, isolate yourself in your home.
How to isolate yourself
Do not go to public places, such as work, school, shopping centres, childcare or university. If possible, ask other people to get food and other necessities for you and leave them at your front door.
Only people who usually live with you should be in your home. Do not let in visitors.
You do not need to wear a mask in your home.
If you need to leave home to seek medical attention, wear a surgical mask (if you have one) to protect others.
Who is at risk
In Australia, the people most at risk of getting the virus are those who have:
- recently travelled overseas, particularly to high risk countries
- been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19
Based on what we know about coronaviruses, other people most at risk of serious infection are:
- people with compromised immune systems (such as people who have cancer)
- elderly people
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (as they have higher rates of chronic illness)
- people with chronic medical conditions
- people in group residential settings
- people in detention facilities
- very young children and babies
At this stage the risk to children and babies, and the role children play in the transmission of COVID-19, is not clear. However, there has so far been a low rate of confirmed COVID-19 cases among children, relative to the broader population.
THE 5 SIMPLE STEPS
With each STAGE opening that comes into place there are protocols and rules to be adhered too. They are there to create a ‘Safe Environment’ for all to enjoy their sport and activities.
Please take the time to read the posters and educational material in place or watch one of the on screen Government Health advertisements.
The following 5 STEPS must be followed when using these facilities!
- On entering you will need to sanitise your hands.
- Move directly to the sport or activity you have come to participate in.
- You’ll then be guided by the staff/volunteers overseeing that sport or activity.
- They will then have their own guidelines for you to follow.
- If NOT involved in any of the sports/activities and are here for ‘CASUAL USE’ – Please report to the Stadiums reception desk to be SIGNED IN!
- During your stay, please adhere to all rules set by your CLUB, ASSOCIATION, ACTIVITY and the PMQ Indoor Stadium
- All CASUAL USERS on leaving must once again report to reception to be SIGNED OUT!
Please help to keep this facility a Covid-Safe place by following these 5 simple steps