Corona Virus Planning:

The Global Business Marketplace Meeting is on Wednesday 18th! And we’ve added important health and safety rules because our members health and safety is a top priority!

COVID-19 is now among us here in Melbourne, and The Business Marketplace Global is committed to make sure that we do all we can to prevent the further spread of this virus.

1. While the risk remains low, we cannot ensure a virus free environment and this meeting will be a HANDSHAKE FREE MEETING.

2. If you have the SNIFFLES or are otherwise UNWELL OR HAVE BEEN UNWELL IN THE PAST 14 DAYS, or if you have been to China or any other Level 3 country (i.e., China, South Korea, Iran and Italy, and others), PLEASE STAY HOME! We’ll welcome you back next month or when the virus has abated.

3. Please WASH YOUR HANDS frequently. We have asked the very accommodating staff at the Golden Gate Hotel to have hand sanitizer available. We do however suggest that you also bring with you some personal disinfectant wipes.

3 Myths About the COVID-19 and What You Should Know

Although you’ve probably been inundated with information around what COVID-19, which is the virus caused by the most recent strain of the coronavirus, there’s a lot of sensationalised misinformation out there! Here’s what you need to know:

  • Myth: COVID-19 can’t be contained: Containment has been successful in many cases and the WHO has stated that COVID-19 is likely to spread less than the flu. The Director-General of WHO said “If this was an influenza epidemic, we would have expected to see widespread community transmission across the globe by now, and efforts to slow it down or contain it would not be feasible. But containment of COVID-19 is feasible and must remain the top priority for all countries.”

  • Myth: Getting the coronavirus is life-threatening: The degree to which someone is affected by the virus depends on a variety of factors. Older people and those with chronic health conditions are most likely to develop a more serious illness. However, 80% recover from the disease without needing special treatment.

  • Myth: Facemasks are essential protective measures: These aren’t effective as a preventative measure. Instead, face masks should be reserved for those who are actually sick and for health workers. Practice proper etiquette if you sneeze or cough and wash your hands frequently.

Stay up to date by checking with your local health organisation.

In the words immortalised by Sergeant Phil Esterhaus:

“Let’s be careful out there!”