Currently, British Blind Sport have no plans to cancel or postpone any upcoming events, however we will be regularly monitoring and taking direction from Public Health England, World Health Organisation and government advice as we are aware that the coronavirus situation is constantly developing.
The health and safety of our participants and members is paramount and as such we ask anyone attending sports events, whether to spectate or take part, follows the below advice:
- Frequent hand washing with soap and water for a minimum of 40 seconds. Alcohol-based hand rubs or sanitisers are a good alternative to soap and water when out and about but, when accessible, washing hands thoroughly with soap and water is preferable
- Sneeze or cough directly into a disposable tissue. Dispose of tissues immediately and wash/sanitise hands afterwards
- Where possible, avoid unnecessary touching of surfaces that are used frequently by the public: hand rails, door handles, lift buttons etc
- Avoid sharing items of clothing, towels, drink bottles and close contact such as handshakes, high fives etc is discouraged
- If you have a cough, fever or difficulty breathing please stay at home and call a medical professional
- If you are of a sight level that means you require guiding you may wish to consider wearing gloves where possible
N.B. Whilst much of the advice considers sneezing or coughing into a flexed elbow please be aware that if you are being guided or are guiding someone, using a tissue is the preferable option due to the general method of guiding involving the elbow.
For more information, particularly if you have recently arrived back in the UK from overseas, please look over the following advice from the UK government:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
For guidance on good hand washing practice, please look over the following advice from the NHS:https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/