SPORT MEDICINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE – 8 March 2020

Advisory on COVID-19

SPORT MEDICINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE:

UPDATE #1  –  8 March 2020

 

The travel advisory remains the same as per below

At this point there are over 111,000 cases worldwide, over 80% in Mainland China.

Some European countries and the US have had increased new cases in the last week.

Japan has enacted a shutdown of schools and workplaces and their numbers have stabilized, now number 10 on the list of countries with most cases. The measures seem to indicate that this approach can be successful.

WHO has recommended avoidance of all cruise ship travel at this point.

In Canada the numbers remain small at 62 cases and no deaths. The risk level remains low and no specific measures for travel, participation in sporting events or training are in place beyond good hand washing and covering coughs or sneezes.

To read the complete advisory, click here

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