Here's the latest on the COVID-19 outbreak and how it relates to BOP competitions. Squash NZ will be posting up any updates on national events on their Facebook page and website should the situation change in the coming days and weeks.
We understand this is a incredibly unique situation unlike anything we have experienced before, and we are closely monitoring governmental restrictions and advice from the Ministry of Health and Sport NZ as information is released which may relate to squash participation and events
Autumn competition will continue as scheduled
Clubs can proceed with running tournaments as scheduled. However, if clubs have any concerns around hosting events they can contact Squash BOP for advice, support, and options available to them
Advice to Players
With competitions continuing, keeping players safe while participating in these events is our top priority. We have communicated with clubs steps they can take to ensure good hygiene practices are heavily advertised wtihin their clubs.
If you’re sick, unwell, have been recommended to self-isolate, or are just uncomfortable about playing at the current time, for the safety of all players please do not take part in any interclub matches or tournaments
If you're still keen to get your squash fix in, remember to;
- Bring and use towels to mop up sweat between games and after matches
- Racquet bump, instead of shaking hands after a match
- Keep sweat towels in your bag when not in use
- Avoid wiping hands on the court walls wherever possible
- Ensure you practice good hygiene around washing hands
- If you have any of the following, seek medical attention before attending any future events:
- Respiratory symptoms
- Shortness of Breath or breathing difficulties
- Any other flu-like symptoms
- Cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, or cough/sneeze into your elbow
- Dispose of used tissues appropriately in a bin
- Wash hands with soap and water and drying them thoroughly or use hand sanitiser
We will continue to monitor the situation as it plays out, but the safety of our Squash BOP community is most important.
For more information please seek advice from the World Health Organisation