What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a disease caused by a new form of coronavirus. It was first reported in December 2019 in China and has since been declared a pandemic.
Symptoms reported in identified cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus include:
- a cough
- sore throat
- shortness of breath
Anyone who has fever (or history of fever) OR acute respiratory symptoms (cough, sore throat, shortness of breath) should see a doctor immediately. There is no specific treatment for COVID-19 infection and there is currently no vaccine for COVID-19 novel coronavirus.
Transmission of COVID-19
It is currently understood that COVID-19 spreads in the following ways:
- Direct contact with a person while they are infectious
- Direct or indirect contact with respiratory droplets (such as when a person coughs, sneezes or sings)
- Direct contact with objects and surfaces which are contaminated by respiratory droplets
Current medical advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicates that COVID-19 is not an airborne virus. As such, the WHO does not consider air conditioning to be a factor in spreading COVID-19 at this time.
There are 5 key ways we can all help stop the spread of viruses
- Stay home if you’re sick. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, get tested.
- Clean your hands regularly with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or bent elbow when coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your face, nose and mouth. And avoid shaking hands.
- Keep 1.5 metres away from others as much as you can — think two big steps
Based on what is known about coronaviruses, Queensland Health has identified those most at risk of serious infection are:
- people with compromised immune systems (such as people who have cancer)
- elderly people
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (as they have higher rates of chronic illness)
- people with chronic medical conditions
- people in group residential settings
- people in detention facilities
Keeping Our Community Safe
BUMS Inc has developed a set of COVID-safe guidelines for any gathering of our members. We follow these guidelines in designing our events, jams and band rehearsals. We need your cooperation to ensure we keep our community COVID-safe.
The health and safety measures that apply to our jams
- The total capacity to be controlled.
- Ticketing through Trybooking.
- Patron contact tracing- using Guest Track QR codes.
- A defined area allocated-venue.
- Our audience being seated- People from the same household can sit together and groups of households kept separate.
- Ability to control the flow of audience movement in and out of the venue.
Any further enquiries please contact Jo Kunde via