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Corona Virus - Covid-1

posted 14 Mar 2020, 03:05 by Francis Czuba   [ updated 14 Mar 2020, 03:19 ]

Bantham and Ongar Bowls Club recognises it 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 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.

In the clubhouse both the ladies and gents toilets provide washing facilities with anti-bacterial hand wash, there are also bins for the disposal of tissues. We encourage all users of the club to make regular use of these when visiting. We are also displaying NHS posters advising on hygiene protection measures. 

We ask people to act sensibly. Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
  •  a high temperature - you feel hot to touch on your chest or back, 
  • a new, continuous cough - this means you've started coughing repeatedly.  
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.  You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're at home.  Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.

This and further advice and information on the Corona Virus can be obtained by looking at the NHS Website (

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