SPORT MEDICINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE – 13 March 2020

Advisory on COVID-19

SPORT MEDICINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE

UPDATE #3  –  13 March 2020

At this point there are over 134,824 cases worldwide, 4,284 deaths and over 70,000 recovered. There are 123 countries reporting cases. The WHO has declared COVID-19 as a pandemic.

In Canada the numbers remain small at 157 cases and one death and now 9 recovered. The risk level remains low and in the last day many provinces have changed or implemented travel restrictions. The table below list the latest info for travelers returning from outside Canada. There are no restrictions or policies about travel within Canada at this time.

People who are currently abroad: The international situation is rapidly evolving and most people are returning to Canada as quickly as possible. Please consult with Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) regarding appropriate self-isolation and/or hygiene practices upon return.

People looking to travel: The current trend is to avoid non-essential travel, and especially international travel. Please consider international or domestic travel carefully and consult with CMOs and investigate regional or provincial travel advisories.

Staging of events: Numerous organizations are canceling sporting events out of an abundance of caution. We recommend that you contact public health officials if you are considering canceling or postponing upcoming sporting events and/or limit/restrict spectators.

 

To read the complete advisory, click here

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