Coronavirus – A Statement from the Chairman

SportsAble is an organisation for disabled people, many of whom may also have other limiting health conditions, or compromised general health, as a consequence of their disability. The SportsAble clubhouse is used as a meeting place for many community groups and hosts events of all sizes.

The Trustees and Directors recognise that they have a duty of care towards all the people who use SportsAble and they take this duty very seriously. Therefore the Trustees and Directors have developed contingency proposals to enable the charity to respond effectively to the threat posed by the Corona Virus.

Our contingency proposals have two parts – these guidance notes for all staff, members and visitors – and a formal contingency plan for our internal use which will help the charity to manage effectively if the risk level should escalate and it becomes necessary, for example, to close the building and ask staff to stay at home.  The important thing is that we have a plan to ensure we can keep members informed if the risk levels change and we have to implement the contingency plan.

The latest advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) is that everyone must play a role if we are to stop the spread of this disease. There are a number of simple, low cost, common-sense ways to prevent the spread of Corona Virus.

The Trustees and Directors are asking all our staff, members and visitors to adopt these measures for the benefit of us all.

  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly and then dry them with paper towels.  We have put sanitising hand gel dispensers in prominent places around the SportsAble Clubhouse. Please use them frequently but especially when you come into the building.
  •  Dispose of used paper towels and tissues safely.
  • Stay at home if you have a runny nose, cough or low-grade fever (37.3 C or more) or are taking medication such as paracetamol which may mask symptoms of fever.
  • Surfaces (e.g. desks and tables) and objects (e.g. telephones, keyboards) need to be wiped with disinfectant regularly.    

Asghar Majeed
Chairman of the Board of Trustees