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Saturday, March 14, 2020

How we are keeping you safe from Coronavirus at Miss Fit

Your safety has always been our highest priority as well as providing an empowering exercise experience. We want you to feel confident that when you come to our classes you are able doing so safely. We are taking the evolving coronavirus situation seriously and are instituting extra strategies to minimize the risk of spread of infection to our students and instructors. We are following best practice recommendations from global experts in disease control.

We all need to adapt our behaviour. We feel that when you understand a problem you can do this in a logical and rational manner. Read on to learn more about corona virus and simple strategies you can do to minimize your risk of exposure.

Risk minimization at our studios:
Please do not attend classes if you are not feeling well, if you are in self-quarantine or have been in close contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19.

We will be requiring that everyone that enters the studios washes their hands with soap and water in the bathrooms before they start their classes (before you touch anything or any equipment). Hand sanitizer bays will be set up at the studio entrances as soon as we can obtain stock. If you need to cough or sneeze please use the tissues provided and turn your head away from others. If you continue to cough or sneeze please excuse yourself from the class.

Each day we will be disinfecting all hard surfaces, contact points, poles and training equipment.

If you are confirmed with Covid-19 infection you will need to withdraw from the term. We will automatically transfer your unused classes to the following term (or when you have clearance to return to exercise).

The history of Coronaviruses.

Coronavirus is not new. Coronaviruses have been around for decades causing disease in animals and birds (first proven in 1931) and the first coronavirus affecting humans was identified in the 1960s. They are frequent causes of the common cold which we have all experienced, mostly an uncomfortable but self-limiting infection that we spontaneously recover from. In 2002 the SARS coronavirus emerged in China and spread to many countries and resulted in 774 deaths worldwide. It was controlled in 2003 and resulted in heightened surveillance of a range of viruses, the other notable one being MERS, which was identified in under 700 individuals between 2012 and 2014 with over 200 fatalities (WHO 2014). So over the past 20 years new strains of Coronavirus have evolved, changing from being a relatively mild infection to now the cause of a potentially severe respiratory disease Sciencedirect.com

What we know about the spread of Coronavirus.

Coronaviruses are spread by the transmission of respiratory droplets – by coughing or sneezing. It can enter your body through your eyes, nose or mouth. The invisible droplets from a cough or sneeze can be inhaled by nearby people or land on surfaces that others then touch, who can then transmit the virus to themselves when they touch their eyes, nose or mouth ecdc.europa.eu

You do not acquire the infection by being in the same room as a carrier, nor is it spread by air-conditioning (all air is filtered as it passes through HEPA filters in the air-conditioning system) Sciencemag.org So person to person contact is the main form of spread. If you are infected face masks may reduce the risk of you infecting other people but there is no evidence that fast masks will effectively prevent you from being infected by this virus ecdc.europa.eu

What are the symptoms of COVID-19 infection?

The virus can cause mild, flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing, muscle pain and tiredness. More serious cases develop severe pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis and septic shock that can lead to death.

Generally the elderly and those with underlying health conditions (hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and cancer) are considered to be more likely to develop severe symptoms. Disease in children appears to be relatively rare and mild ecdc.europa.eu
If you are not feeling well please contact your doctor for advice.

What can you do to avoid getting infected?

Fortunately simple strategies are effective. Frequent hand washing is the most effective way to minimize your chance of transmitting the virus to yourself when you touch your face. As the virus has a fatty outer coat, soap actually kills the virus while you wash your hands. Sciencemag.org

Handwashing is more effective than hand sanitizers as they may not applied properly to every part of your hand theguardian.com

You may wish to avoid close hugging or handshakes and instead adopt Namaste as your greeting.

We thank you for your understanding and co-operation so that we can all continue to function as normally as possible during this pandemic.

Term 2 Bookings

We still have places available in a range of pole, sling, lyra and conditioning classes at our Artarmon and Castle Hill studios. We’ve just started our new term and we can work out at pro rata fee for you for the remainder of this term. Click on the button to go to the Timetable Page