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posted Mar 14, 2020, 7:03 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
Received Friday 13th March from county secretary Mo Corley:
 
 As you aware the UK is facing a virus epidemic COVID-19 (Coronavirus) which at some point will reach someone we know.

The SCGBA has a duty of care to its members and we take this very seriously. We, therefore, will be supporting and following the guidelines as laid out by Public Health England. These will obviously be changing as the national situation changes and we will monitor these closely.

At present advice is to take basic hygiene measures, individuals should be washing their hands for at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap on a regular basis. To cough and sneeze into a tissue and dispose of it, if a tissue is not available, the crook of your arm should be used.

Many people also feel safer wearing face masks and avoiding personal contact (like shaking hands), so please at this time don’t be offended by this. Individuals are only trying to protect themselves and others from the spread of the virus but to continue with a normal daily life

If you have been in contact with someone that is suspected of having the virus or has travelled from one of the listed affected areas in the last 14 days, then you should be self-isolating for a period of 14 days.

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