At Summit Artistic Swimming we are taking every precaution against the spread of this virus and we have been working to create a safe training environment based on the current available recommendations from WHO, CAS, NLAS, the provincial government and the Mount Pearl Summit Centre. As the recommendations are constantly changing, we will be updating our policies and procedures as needed in this difficult time.
Here we will be posting the latest information, resources and procedures related to COVID-19.
Below we have included links to the most up to date websites for all information regarding COVID-19, regulations and safe sport procedures. More resources will also available on the NLAS website shortly.
What is Covid-19? COVID-19 is a serious illness that presents in many different ways; On average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days.
Most common symptoms: Fever, dry cough, tiredness
Less common symptoms: Aches and pains, sore throat, diarrhoea, conjunctivitis, headache, loss of taste or smell, a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes
Serious symptoms: Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, loss of speech or movement
What is self-isolation? Isolation means staying at home when you have a symptom of COVID-19 and it is possible that you have been exposed to the virus. By avoiding contact with other people, you help prevent the spread of disease to others in your home and your community.
What is quarantine? People who have been exposed to the new coronavirus and who are at risk for coming down with COVID-19 might practice self-quarantine. Health experts recommend that self-quarantine lasts 14 days. Two weeks provides enough time for them to know whether or not they will become ill and be contagious to other people.
What is physical distancing? Physical distancing is deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Staying at least six feet away from other people lessens your chances of catching COVID-19. Wear a cloth face covering where physical distancing can’t be practiced, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
What is self-monitoring? Self-monitoring means paying attention to your health and so you can identify signs of sickness. It is important to know the symptoms of COVID-19 and to act appropriately if you have those symptoms.