Derbyshire County Cricket Club visitor safety guidance during Coronavirus outbreak

Thursday 12th March 2020
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Written by Stephen Martin

In view of the Coronavirus outbreak, Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s approach is following official UK government advice, reinforced with increased cleaning and hygiene processes.

We are monitoring the coronavirus situation carefully and regularly, with the health and safety of our employees, visitors and stakeholders as our priority.

We are following Public Health England and NHS guidelines, and The Pattonair County Ground remains open as usual, although cleaning routines have been increased to strengthen sanitation and hygiene in all areas of the ground.

Before visiting The Pattonair County Ground for a fixture, please note:

If you have recently been one of the following places you should self-isolate and not visit The Pattonair County Ground, even if you have no symptoms: China, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Iran, Japan, Italy, Thailand, Laos, Macau, Myanmar, Vietnam, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, you should:

  • Use the 111 online coronavirus service or call NHS 111.
  • Not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
  • In Scotland call your GP or NHS 24 on 111 out of hours.
  • In Wales call 111 (if available in your area) or 0845 46 47.

If you are visiting our venue and feel unwell:

  • If you have travelled to one of the affected countries above, you should try to move to an isolated area which is at least 2 metres away from other people.
  • Please make the relevant matchday steward aware.
  • You should call NHS 111 from your mobile and explain which country you have returned from in the last 14 days and outline your current symptoms.
  • Try and remain at least 2 metres from other people, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and avoid touching people, surfaces and objects.
  • If you need to go to the bathroom while waiting for medical assistance, please use the separate bathroom.

The symptoms coronavirus of are:

But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.

It’s very unlikely to be coronavirus if:

  • you have not been in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus
  • you have not been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus in the last 14 days – see our coronavirus advice for travellers

Health and Safety:

Everyone is encouraged to wash their hands or use hand-sanitiser on arriving in the building after using public transport and after coughing and sneezing. Cleaners have been instructed to pay particular attention to frequently touched communal areas.

Public Health England 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.
  • 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.
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