During Coronavirus Outbreak
Here at WISC we are continually monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments as we require our events to be delivered in a safe environment. We are taking on board advice from our governing body British Ice Skating and relevant agencies, including World Health Organisation, Public Health England, UK Government and The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). The information changes on a daily basis and WISC will endeavour to do the best by it's members. Events may need to be cancelled at short notice and we do apologise for any inconvenience.
We will keep you informed by
Email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
What we need from you and anyone attending WISC events
1) Read the information on this page
2) Please take the time to check you have had non of the following symptoms.
a high temperature – (you feel hot to touch on your chest or back)
a new, continuous cough – (this means you've started coughing repeatedly)
If so go to the NHS site.
3) At the events, please ensure the following
No unnecessary physical contact with anyone present
Do not sit in a large group, avoid huddling together, try to leave gaps in the seating areas.
Try to catch all coughs or sneezes ideally into a tissue and dispose of immediately. Make sure you wash your hands after disposal using soap and water for 20 seconds.
If you can not catch into a tissue please use the crease of your elbow or into your hands. Please wash your hands and avoid touching surfaces when going to wash your hands.
Please avoid touching your facial area (eyes, nose, mouth) with your hands.
If in the event there is no soap please use hand gel.
Please note, all information can change quicker than this web page, so please refer to the websites we have directed you to, links are in blue.
Information on Virus
Public Health England’s Guidance
The advice for anyone in any setting is to follow these main guidelines. For more detail information please visit Public Health England
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature. If you have these symptoms, however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.
Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so. Use hand sanitiser if that’s all you have access to.
To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue away immediately. Then wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel.
Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.
At the current time and based on our understanding of what is known of COVID-19 and other similar respiratory viruses, it is likely that older people and those with chronic medical conditions may be vulnerable to severe disease. As more information emerges, recommendations may change.