Please click on the below links for COVID-19 information. We require that all attendees please complete the COVIDsafe Attendee Heath Declaration form and bring it to the trial or event that they are attending, trial organisers will also have copies of this document for you to complete.
NSWYDA COVIDsafe Attendee Health Declaration
COVID-19 Infection Control Guidelines for Community Sport
How to hand wash
Identifying the symptoms
Support - Who to call
Symptoms of COVID-19 include
- fever (37.5 ° or higher)
- sore/scratchy throat
- shortness of breath
- loss of smell or
- loss of taste.
Other reported symptoms include
- runny nose
- muscle pain
- joint pain
- loss of appetite.
In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia with severe acute respiratory distress.
How COVID-19 is spread
Human coronaviruses are spread from someone infected with COVID-19, to other people in close contact:
- through contaminated droplets spread by coughing or sneezing, or
- by contact with contaminated hands, surfaces or objects.
When COVID-19 symptoms appear
The amount of time between exposure to the virus and the first appearance of symptoms is usually 5 to 6 days, although it may range from 2 to 14 days.
People who might have been in contact with someone who is confirmed to have COVID-19 should self-isolate for 14 days.
You should prevent the spread of viruses, by keeping your hands clean, not touching your face and keeping your distance from other people.
Infection with COVID-19 is diagnosed by finding the virus in samples of respiratory fluid taken from the back of the nose and/or throat, or from the lungs.
The samples are taken at testing clinics, which operate across NSW. You can be tested at:
- COVID-19 clinics, set up especially for testing
- some private pathology sites
- some GPs.