Update - 3 February 2020
The government has updated its advice regarding people who have recently travelled to mainland China, including Wuhan City.
As a precaution, people who have been in mainland China (excluding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) on or after 1 February 2020 or in Hubei Province (China) at any time are advised to self-isolate for 14 days after landing in Australia (other than when seeking medical care).
Adults should not attend work and children should not attend school, kindergarten or childcare.
If a person who has been in mainland China on or after 1 February 2020 or Hubei Province at any time begins to feel unwell and develop shortness of breath, a cough or respiratory illness during the 14 days since they landed in Australia, they should seek medical attention. Call ahead to your GP or emergency department and mention your travel to mainland China/Hubei Province.
Council is working closely with the Department and the Municipal Association Victoria on this issue.
The Australian Government continues to rate the risk to the Australian public as relatively low.
Given this advice, Active Monash facilities continue to operate as usual and regular participation is encouraged.
When visiting our facilities, we ask that you continue to practice good hygiene by:
- Covering when you cough and sneeze
- Wash your hands regularly
- Carry a towel and wiping down equipment when working out
You can find more information on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website or call 1300 651 160 to discuss further actions.