PNMSA Suspended Activities

Formal Activities Suspended
Exec Committee:

The Exec Committee met this morning and have decided to suspend activities until after the Easter,

No Thursday meetings
No organised Friday Socials
Proposed Luncheon Club “Fish ‘n Chip” day postponed.
Card Night suspended 
Presentations from Beyond Blue and Les Jones postponed to later in the year.

Tuesday workshop
(individual choice to complete any activities)

Proposed to meet on Thursday 16th April 9:00 am
A decision will have to be made during that time should the situation change.


Health and Welfare:
Welfare Officer (Graham Goudie 0419 021 900, John Crough 0425 827 910)
Coronavirus (COVID-19):
Please keep yourself informed and care about the safety of the people around you.

Some Reading Material:

Official Statement from Greg Hunt’s Office:- Greg Hunt mailout on COVID_19

Guidance from an American specialist
Attached guidance from an American specialist  who has studied this virus over a number of years

Australia can avoid a COVID-19 public health crisis
This Sydney doctor believes Australia can avoid a COVID-19 public health crisis.
Here’s how, click on this link:- facts – General

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus for which we have no immunity
  • Symptoms range from a mild cough to pneumonia. 80% of people are expected to have a mild illness. Children under 9 generally have milder symptoms, and people 70+ are more at risk.
  • Evidence is that it spreads from person to person; latest evidence is that droplets are the major cause. Victoria’s Chief Health Officer is stressing the need for ‘social distancing’ – where possible keep at least 1.5 metres away from other people. 
  • Good hygiene can prevent infection, and regular hand washing (warm, soapy water – 20 seconds – rubbing hands together – and dry with paper towel or hand dryer) and/or 60% alcohol based hand sanitiser is recommended. 
  • Try NOT to touch your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.

Think you may have been infected?  
Dedicated hotline 1800 675 398.

Hygiene Guidelines:
Click here for advice

Ways to reduce the risk of coronavirus

  • Isolate yourself at home if you feel sick.  If you take medication ensure you have adequate supplies.
  • Phone your GP first if you need medical attention. They will tell you what to do.
  • Continue healthy habits: exercise, drink water, get plenty of sleep, and now is the time to quit smoking. Call the Quitline 137 848.
  • Don’t wear a face mask if you are well.
  • Get the flu shot (available April).
  • Shaking hands is not recommended.


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