Mar 13

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 AND EVENTS AT MCDONALD JONES STADIUM

Friday 13 March 2020 7:37pm

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 AND EVENTS AT MCDONALD JONES STADIUM

The NRL has confirmed that remaining Round 1 games will proceed this weekend as per game-day schedule.

However, the NRL has advised that from Round 2 all NRL matches will be played at closed stadiums due to State and Federal Government advice, until further notice.

 

NEW MEASURES TO REDUCE TRANSMISSION OF COVID-19 IN AUSTRALIA

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that State and Federal Governments are advising against non-essential organised events of 500 or more people from Monday, 16 March 2020.

He said this was a scalable precautionary step based on expert medical advice to slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19 amongst the Australian community.

The Prime Minister was speaking after a Council of Australian Governments meeting on Friday attended by State premiers, chief ministers, and Australia’s Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy.

Dr Murphy said the risk to the Australian community at the current time generally remains low.

 

IS THE KNIGHTS V WARRIORS GAME ON AT MCDONALD JONES STADIUM THIS SATURDAY?

Yes! Gates open 12:30pm. Kick-off 3pm.

Event information here: https://mcdonaldjonesstadium.com/event/nrl-round-1-knights-v-warriors

The NRL has issued match-day guidelines to clubs in response to the COVID-19 issue.

Members and supporters are welcome and encouraged to attend the footy this weekend.

 

IS IT SAFE TO ATTEND MCDONALD JONES STADIUM?

The health and safety of all who visit and work at our venue is our priority.

We continue to closely monitor NSW Health and Government advice and are implementing recommendations as they are communicated.

We are also working closely with sporting codes, clubs and, ongoing, we will continue to work with our hirers and promoters.

We advise patrons to keep up to date on the latest information and advice provided by NSW Health: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/alerts/Pages/coronavirus-faqs.aspx

If you are feeling unwell, please avoid attending public events.

If you have had known contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with Coronavirus, and/or travelled countries deemed high risk, you must self-isolate.

Contact surfaces (eg. food outlets) at our venues are frequently sanitised and our staff wash their hands frequently throughout their shifts. 

 

WILL YOU HAVE HAND SANITISERS AT THE STADIUM?

NSW Health advises that the best defence is to use simple but effective hygiene practices such as regularly washing your hands using soap and water, followed by the use of a clean, dry paper towel.

McDonald Jones Stadium has hand-washing facilities available in all toilet amenities throughout the venues.

Patrons are advised to bring their own personal hand sanitisers.

 

WHAT STEPS HAVE YOU TAKEN AT MCDONALD JONES STADIUM TO REDUCE RISK OF TRANSMISSION?

McDonald Jones Stadium is working closely with NSW Health, sporting codes, clubs and hirers to ensure every precaution is taken to reduce the risk of transmission at events.

Additional cleaning staff are on duty at the venue.

There has been and will be additional cleaning of high touch points around the venue, such as doors, elevator buttons and hand rails before, during and after events.

There are heightened health screening and hygiene protocols in place for staff and contractors.

 

WHAT DO I DO IF I AM UNCOMFORTABLE IN MY SEAT?

Seek the assistance of event staff at the ground. They are there to help you at all times.

 

WHAT DO I DO IF I START TO FEEL UNWELL AT THE STADIUM?

Please see event staff for medical assistance.

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