MACCABI AUSTRALIA COVID-19
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Maccabi Australia - Australia - 16th March 2020
Our response to Covid - 19 - Message to the Community
Protecting the health and wellbeing of our club members, volunteers and staff is our first priority. Our primary focus is to do whatever we can to contain and delay the spread of the virus in the community, to not only give our health services the best possible chance to deal with the sick but also to better protect all Maccabi stakeholders.
What we are dealing with is unprecedented and will no doubt continue to change rapidly. To ensure that Maccabi has a consistent and informed position we are in contact with medical professionals and will continue to take advice from the State and Federal Governments.
To best coordinate our response to the current circumstances, Maccabi Australia is in constant contact with our State Presidents and the Maccabiah management team and are doing some scenario planning on dealing with the inevitable consequences.
At this time our State Boards are recommending that all events, club competitions and training sessions be suspended until further notice. Importantly though we are looking ahead with hope and optimism and our planning for the Junior Carnival in Melbourne (January 2021) and for the Maccabiah Games (July 2021) continues and in this regard it is business as usual – applications for involvement in the Games is open and we encourage all athletes to register online.
We will continue to provide regular updates as and when necessary – in the meantime we wish all our members good health during this time.
Jeff Sher – President Ryan O’Connor – Executive Director