Updated: 6 days ago
Corona virus update 17 March 2020
All activities, be it training, games and/or practise matches are now called off until at least 14 April as per the directive from FFA linked here.
We wish you all the very best in these difficult times.
Corona virus update 16 March 2020
Without a doubt we are living in uncertain times with serious decisions to be made at all levels of communities. Maccabi FC Caulfield is monitoring government statements about the COVID 19 outbreak as much as anyone else.
Note that MFCC training will continue as is for now until any further information/notice.
We refer to the statement put out by Vic Health on 15 March 2020 by Dr Brett Sutton, Victoria’s Chief Health Officer.
We note that the government is not shutting down schools, public transport or shops therefore we believe that outdoor training should continue at MFCC as long as people use common sense.
For now, we advise:
If you are ill, stay at home. If you think you need medical attention, phone your GP or the hotline first and they’ll tell you what to do.
Practise good hand hygiene – wash your hands regularly. It really does make a difference. And employ good cough etiquette by coughing into your elbow.
Other measures should include not touching your face, and instead of your fingers, using your knuckle, a pen or an ID card to activate lift buttons.
Please respect all members of the club and the general community by practising the above care.
In short if you or your children are not feeling well, stay home. If you feel unsafe then stay home.
Your childs place in any particular team will not be jeopardised by staying home due the corona virus concerns.
If you or your child come to training and need the toilets then please have wipes and/or hand sanitiser with you. We cannot guarantee that there will be any on hand due to stock shortages.
Please use common sense at all times.
Walking Football @ Caulfield Park
Due to the older age bracket of this playing group we especially ask that you apply the above rules.
Use common sense and respect other team members by reducing physical contact and staying home if you are unwell.
We wish all of our members the very best over these trying times.
Corona Virus Update 12 March 2020
Further information in regards to the coronavirus situation at our local schools.
The schools have advised of the following and we will abide by their advice.
The School Leadership Team has been in joint communication with the medical experts from the Department of Health (DHHS) and the Department of Education and Training (DET).
Due to the proactive stance that the Schools have taken, the DHHS and DET now advise that unless you have flu like symptoms, or you are contacted by DHHS as someone who has been in direct contact with someone who has tested positive, you are no longer required to be isolated. This means that parents may attend work, siblings who attend other schools may go to their school, men are able to visit other centres within the community, parties may be held (all subject to the guidelines of those particular venues).
If you have flu like symptoms you are to immediately contact your local GP or health practitioner.
If you are considered to have been in direct contact with someone who has tested positive, you will be contacted by DHHS and be required to quarantine for 14 days. The DHHS defines direct contact as being within 1.5 metres for more than 15 minutes. They do not define hand shaking as direct contact.
If you are advised otherwise by a health practitioner, then you are to follow the guidance of your health practitioner. However as a school and community centre, we are guided by the medical experts at DHHS and DET and will continue to follow their recommendations.
Over the next 2 days we will continue to communicate with DHHS. Please understand that the situation does remain fluid and this communication is based on our latest updates. Should the situation change, we will ensure to update you.
We commend and acknowledge the community’s positive response to the proactive stance taken by the school and Centre. We once again would like to thank you all for your continued support, understanding and patience.
Based on the above information provided by the schools and relevant government departments Maccabi FC Caulfield will gladly accept back children from those schools that do not have flu like symptoms or have not been in contact with someone that does.
Please be respectful of all members of the club at all times. If you or your child are showing symptoms as mentioned above please stay away from all club activities and get medical advice.
We wish you all well.
Corona Virus Update 11 March 2020
In relation to the recent announcement that Yeshiva - Beth Rivkah Colleges have closed due to possible Coronavirus contamination Maccabi FC Caulfield advises the following.
Given the schools’ advice and its ongoing review, MFCC has determined that all students that attend either Beth Rivkah or Yeshiva Colleges and their siblings/families are not to participate in MFCC or FV games, competitions or events until advice that the schools have been re-opened. MFCC also asks that students from those colleges not to attend training. MFCC acknowledges that this is a very challenging situation that is changing daily. We all have to work through the issue and ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of all players and officials remains our top priority. We recognise that this is a difficult time for all members of our football community and will support our players, families and clubs in any way we can.
In addition we have also received this information from Maccabi Victoria
Coronavirus Statement – Maccabi Victoria
Maccabi Victoria continues to monitor the Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus) guidance issued by state, federal, health and sporting bodies.
The best source of information at this time is the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. Follow this link.
If any member of the Maccabi community falls into a risk group and suspect they may have the Coronavirus (COVID-19), they should call the dedicated Victorian Government’s Department of Health and Human Services hotline on 1800 675 398.
This is an evolving situation and we will modify policies as and when more information comes to light.
Vic Sport have not issued any guidance in relation to sport.
We recommend the following:
Limit all gatherings, eg, pre/post/during game limited to ONLY players and essential others. Follow health guidelines re washing, touching face and social distancing. Avoid kissing, hugging, high fives. Separate and don’t share water bottles. If anyone is feeling unwell, for any reason, they should not attend If there is any doubt it is important to stay away and seek advice. Put this into effect immediately.
If anyone has been in or transited through mainland China (excluding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) or Iran in the past 14 days, they are required to stay at home (self-quarantine) for 14 days since leaving that zone and not attend any Maccabi events, training, competition under any circumstances.
If anyone has been in close contact with someone who has coronavirus disease (COVID-19) they should, in line with government advice, stay at home (self-quarantine) and avoid public settings for 14 days and not attend any Maccabi events, training, competition under any circumstances.
If you have travelled to South Korea, Japan, Mongolia or Italy, the Federal Health Department’s advice is to self-monitor. If this applies to you, we request that you do not attend Maccabi events.
We will keep you informed on any further updates in regards to the evolving Covid-19 situation in relation to club events.
Wishing you all well.