NZ Football Message on the Coronavirus

Please see message from
NZ football below:

Kia ora tatou,

You will be aware of the recent news regarding the Coronavirus in China and may be wondering what, if anything, we should be doing to minimise our chances of exposure to it.

Our Medical Director advises that there is currently no recommendation to refrain from normal activities, as the risk of becoming unwell with the virus without a history of travel to China in the last 14 days is low. As a result, there are no restrictions on Kiwis attending sporting events or large public events.

Staff should avoid coming to work and seek review by a doctor as soon as possible, by calling ahead if:
• They have in the last 14 days travelled to China or been in direct contact with a known or suspected case of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV); AND
• They have developed symptoms of fever, shortness of breath, cough or sore throat.

While awaiting medical review, they should isolate themselves and wear a face mask while in public.

Anyone planning travel to China should carefully reconsider and make a decision on an individual case basis consistent with the current travel warnings.


Andrew Pragnell – Chief Executive Officer
Mobile: +64 21 289 4605
Football House – QBE Stadium, Stadium Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632
PO Box 301-043 Albany, Auckland 0752, NZ