Coronavirus situation in Norway Important information regarding coronavirus!

Updated  10.03.2020  Corona virus situation

Important information regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for athletes, other participants, volunteers and visitors to the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships – Narvik 2020

The outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in many parts of the world makes it necessary to raise the awareness of this disease and the possibility of developing symptoms and spread of the virus during the JWSC in Narvik.  As of the 9th March 2020, a total of 169 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Norway, and no one has yet been seriously ill. Nearly all cases are associated with travelling to strongly affected areas, mainly the north of Italy.

We still have 0 cases in our municipality and 2 in our county.

Athletes, other participants, visitors and volunteers who during their stay in Narvik

  • experience flu-like symptoms including fever, cough, or difficulty breathing OR
  • have recently stayed in areas with ongoing spread of COVID-19. (These areas are currently mainland China, Iran, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan , Tirol in Austria and  Italian regions   Lombardia, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Piemonte, Valle d’Aosta, Liguria, Marche, Trentino-Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Toscana, Umbria og Abruzzo) OR
  • have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19

should

  • immediately contact their own medical team personnel and the Race Office by phone:  Ann-Hege Lund  +47 99043180, Eva Karina Hansen +47 90630205  Unni Forshaug + 47 97157393 or Race Doctor   +47 90949663
  • stay in their room at their accommodation site and avoid contact with other people until medical personnel have been consulted

Reminder about measures to help stop viruses like coronavirus spreading

During the championships, everyone should take measures to help stop viruses like coronavirus spreading:

  • wash your hands with soap and water often. Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If tissues are not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow (not your hands).
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately (do not put them back on the table when eating, for example)
  • keep personal contact (like hugging and handshaking) to a minimum. Find alternative ways to show your appreciation! (e.g. a warm elbow)

Face masks play an important role in places like hospitals, but there is very little evidence of benefit for members of the public.

Procedures are in place to follow-up persons who may develop symptoms of disease during the championship.

For more information about coronavirus go to the website of Norwgian Institute of Public Health, NIPH (FHI)

Follow the link to our Medical Guide

 

Monday 9th March 2020

Sverre Håkon Evju, Race Doctor