Tennis Québec update regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation
Montréal – The following outlines the decisions made by Tennis Québec in the wake of the escalation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
All federation-sanctioned events, activities and tournaments at the provincial level will be suspended until Sunday, March 22 inclusively. Tennis Québec will review this position on a regular basis, in accordance with evolving instructions from and recommendations made by the Quebec government.
Tennis Québec is mindful of the serious stakes involved. The government is asking organizations and citizens to cancel any non-essential events; the federation will act accordingly. By doing so, the federation reiterates its commitment to prioritizing the safety and welfare of all those involved, either closely or at a remove, in Quebec’s tennis community.
Tennis Québec is in regular communication with various governmental agencies, public health organizations and Tennis Canada to ensure that all measures are put in place to try to mitigate the spread of the virus.
Anyone affected by the cancellation of the activities and tournaments will be contacted with information about the procedures to be followed, depending on how events subsequently unfold. We will communicate shortly with the organizers of tournaments scheduled between now and next March 22.
As well, Tennis Québec invites its members and those around them to implement the following special measures:
- Avoid all handshakes
- Do not share personal effects (towels, water bottles, etc.)
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use an alcohol-based sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the garbage.
- Sneeze or cough into the crook of your arm if you don’t have a tissue.
- If you’re sick, stay home.
Anyone who exhibits flu symptoms should consult a physician.
The symptoms include:
- Respiratory difficulties
- Pneumonia in both lungs