Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

Lord Somers Camp & Power House are committed to health and safety of all volunteers, participants and guests and are currently monitoring Department of Health alerts regularly.

In line with the Department of Health guidelines regarding Coronavirus, any volunteer or participant that has transited through mainland China, Italy, Iran, Japan and any largely affected areas in the last 14 days or has been in close contact with a confirmed case of Coronavirus in the last 14 days is not to attend camp and should contact the office (via phone or email).

Additionally, to maintain a safe environment, those who are able to attend camp should continue to maintain good hygiene by washing hands frequently with soap and water, cover coughs and sneezes, dispose of tissues and if at any stage you feel unwell, avoid contact with others and notify the safety officer.

Some background

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) originated in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. Symptoms are generally flu-like, and deaths have only occurred in the elderly or those with pre-existing conditions. There is currently no specific treatment so treatment is focused on treatment of symptoms.

As of the 9 March 2020, Australia has 80 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), including 3 deaths. Most confirmed cases, and almost all deaths, have been in mainland China. Cases outside of China are mostly people who have been in Wuhan or have been in close contact with somebody who has been in Wuhan.

It should be noted that the situation is evolving and our position may change at short notice.

The Department of Health and Human Services have released an informative poster regarding Coronavirus. You can download it in English or Chinese.

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