No Club Training Scheduled
In line with the restrictions imposed by the President on Sunday, 15 March 2020, to curb group gatherings in an attempt to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus and subsequent directives from SASOC, ASA, TSA and the Western Cape Sports Council, all club training sessions for the month of March, have been cancelled.
Below, the statement from SASCOC:
Athletes who are healthy are advised to continue training but to modify their approach in order to limit exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19). This may mean:
Smaller training groups.
Adapting training times to go to training venue when less busy.
Discussing home-based programmes with your coach where plausible
Extra vigilance with precautionary measures such as hand washing and sanitising, cough etiquette, avoiding handshakes/hugs/physical contact.
Athletes who have any symptoms of respiratory or other illness are advised to refrain from training until symptoms resolve or medical advice is obtained.
If an athlete has recently travelled to an area with coronavirus (COVID-19) and displays any signs and symptoms of respiratory illness (sore throat, cough, fever, shortness of breath), please contact the South Africa COVID-19 HOTLINE: 0800 029 999 (Mon-Fri 8am – 4pm) for advice on testing and/or self-isolation.
The article below makes for some good reading with regards to exercise and immunity: https://www.google.co.za/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/03/04/well/move/exercise-immunity-infection-coronavirus.amp.html
Please visit the link below to read the President’s full statement and for the latest updates on the epidemic: https://sacoronavirus.co.za/category/press-releases-and-notices/