COVID-19 Updates

Released – Tuesday 17 March 2020 (9pm)

In light of tonight’s statement from our National Governing Body, Scottish Swimming (8pm 17 March 2020) and in line with current Government advice MASC’s training sessions are suspended with with immediate effect until further notice:

https://www.scottishswimming.com/newsroom/news/2020/03/club-activity-suspension.aspx

This decision is unanimous across our home club partners and ELST –  with whom we’ve been in regular contact with.

Our AGM due to take place on 30 March 2020 is postponed and our Sprint Meet will not take place on 2 May 2020 as scheduled.

These decisions are to support the welfare of all our members and wider community for which we care deeply. 

Further communication will be issued in due course regarding greater implications and we would be grateful for your patience.

In the meantime continue to follow advice and make use of the following online resources for up to date information about Coronavirus:

NHS Inform Scotland website

UK Government Coronavirus guidance website

UK Government Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice website – specific to China

UK Government Foreign and Commonwealth Office website – for all countries

The NHS24 Twitter and  Facebook accounts for public health information in Scotland

Thank you so much for your understanding.

Musselburgh Amateur Swimming Club

Released – Saturday 14 March 2020 (5:30pm)

The wellbeing, health and safety of all our athletes, coaches, volunteers and the general public continues to be a priority for MASC.

At present our position, in line with the further guidance issued by Scottish Swimming today and with whom we are in close discussions with, is that we will continue to offer our training sessions in the short term, however, it is anticipated these will be suspended in the very near future. 

Other community activities for participants involved in sports such as rugby, hockey, basketball and football etc. have already been suspended.

A number of swimming competitions with MASC entries have been cancelled or awaiting decision (please see table below).  

Meet

Date

Position

Portobello Mad March

21-22 March 2020

Postponed

Coverdale Round 4

27 March 2020

Postponed

LDS Spring Gala

28 March 2020

Postponed

Warrender JAGs Meet 

29 March 2020

Postponed

Scottish National Age Groups

1-5 April 2020

Postponed

British Para-Swimming International Meet

9-12 April 2020

Postponed

City of Glasgow Graded

11-12 April 2020

Postponed

Lothian Leagues R2

18 April 2020

Postponed

NB: The issue of paid competition fees will be addressed in due course.

Our TeamApp/Website should be referred to for up to date information regarding training or competitions before attending or dropping your child at any activity.

Please follow all the relevant advice from official sources on how to avoid catching or spreading the virus, we would encourage you to look after your health and consider the risk of attending if you have underlying health conditions or if your child is unwell (no matter the symptoms) and be mindful of social distancing guidelines whilst attending Musselburgh Sports Centre.

If you develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19 please contact the coaching team immediately via their email account (masccoaches@gmail.com) so the Club can make a decision regarding the immediate suspension of all training.

There is no pressure from MASC for athletes, coaches or volunteers to attend any organised activity if they feel it will risk their health.

This is an ongoing and fast moving situation and as such all of the above will be subject to ongoing review and updates will be issued by the Club as soon as feasible. 

Thank you very much for your continued support, patience, cooperation and understanding.

In the meantime, the following online resources are available for up to date information about Coronavirus:

NHS Inform Scotland website

UK Government Coronavirus guidance website

UK Government Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice website – specific to China

UK Government Foreign and Commonwealth Office website – for all countries

The NHS24 Twitter and  Facebook accounts for public health information in Scotland

Released – Friday 13 March 2020 (noon)

As you will be aware via the media the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) across the world, and more locally within the United Kingdom, is growing.

MASC along with other organisations and our governing bodies (Scottish Swimming and British Swimming) are monitoring the situation and will follow the advice and guidance from all relevant government agencies including Health Protection Scotland.

The health and wellbeing of our members is of paramount importance and we will act accordingly to minimise any risks posed by COVID-19. Key efforts to contain COVID-19 is good hygiene practice and we urge everyone to follow the guidance from NHS Scotland:

–       Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze

–       Bin the tissue

–       To kill germs, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water, or using a sanitising gel.

Further health advice, including what you should in the event of developing symptoms and self-isolation, is available on the NHS Inform Scotland Website.

As always, should a Club member feel unwell, they should not take part in any aquatics activity and should seek appropriate medical advice where necessary.

If you have medical concerns relating to COVID-19, please contact – by telephone – your local doctors’ practice. Please leave NHS24 on 111 for the more serious cases. Do not attend in person, if you feel you may have symptoms.

As a club, we will endeavour to keep you up to date with changes to this advice. Please note that all training sessions are still taking place until the club notify you differently.

Please continue to make use of the following online resources for up to date information about Coronavirus:

NHS Inform Scotland website

UK Government Coronavirus guidance website

UK Government Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice website – specific to China

UK Government Foreign and Commonwealth Office website – for all countries

This statement has been taken and adapted from Scottish Swimming