The Badminton Eastland Committee has continued to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and is following the Ministry of Health’s advice in consultation with local authorities and other stakeholders including Badminton New Zealand. To check for the latest updates, refer to the Ministry of Health's website and the new dedicated website for COVID-19. To make sure you get the latest information, please follow Badminton Eastland on Facebook and our Website Insert/Remove Bulleted List (when it is update) as that’s one of the best channels for us to disseminate information rapidly.
As of 19 March, all Badminton New Zealand led events and programmes, and Central Regions events from Monday 23 March to Monday 27 April 2020 with continuous review. For a list of impacted events and programmes, please refer to Badminton New Zealand's latest press release.
From today 24th March 2020 the Badminton Centre is closed to all groups.
Individual key holders can still access the hall with added precautions.
Here’s what we’re doing:
All high traffic areas will be cleaned more frequently. All shared rackets handles will be wiped with disinfectant before and after use.
Ensuring all contact details of participants accessing the Badminton Centre are clearly identified. Casual/Key users to sign a visitor books found in foyer.
A reminder that the following people should not attend the Badminton Centre, programmes and facilities:
Fundamental to this is to wash our hands BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER a session and maintain physical distancing between all participants. We understand this is more difficult for children but please encourage everyone to follow these best practices:
When coughing/sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with a flexed
elbow or tissue (discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with soap and water).
Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly (at least 20 seconds on every part of the hand). Use soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub even if your hands are not visibly dirty.
Maintain physical distancing (at least 1 metre/3 feet distance between yourself and other people if possible). Instead of handshaking/high fives, try other alternatives, safe and fun ways to acknowledge friendship and celebration without physical contact.
We thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. We will stay in touch and be in contact with further updates as new information comes to hand. It is important that you all look after your physical and mental wellbeing at this time. If you have any concerns about your health or others in our stadium, please ensure I am immediately inform and seek advice from a suitably qualified medical professional or contact Healthline at 0800 358 5453.
Thank you for your co-operation and don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.