<!-- TITLE: COVID-19 --> <!-- SUBTITLE: COVID-19 Response --> The following measures are now in place at SparkCC in response to laws and guidelines related to the [COVID-19 pandemic](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronavirus_disease_2019). _**Note:** This information is correct as of 2020-05-26._ # Rules * [Australian Federal guidelines](https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others-from-coronavirus-covid-19/limits-on-public-gatherings-for-coronavirus-covid-19) exist but defer to States for specific rules. * [NSW State rules](https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules): * Limit public gatherings to 10 people * Allow businesses to _"make decisions about what makes the most sense for their situation'_. # Access * SparkCC is _**closed to non-members**_ until further notice. * SparkCC _**will not be guaranteed open to members at [regular times](https://www.sparkcc.org/#contact)**_ until further notice. * Members are generally discouraged from visiting the space. You should only visit if you _**absolutely need to use the equipment at the space for a specific task**_. * [Gatekeepers](https://wiki.sparkcc.org/People#gatekeepers) will open the space occasionally if they are available and feel comfortable doing so. Whenever a Gatekeeper is opening the space: * They will start a thread in the `#general` channel in [Slack](https://wiki.sparkcc.org/Places). * When they open the space only 10 members should be present at any one time. Members are expected to manage this amongst themselves when visiting. * Make use of [Slack](https://wiki.sparkcc.org/Places) to continue learning from your fellow members, sharing your ongoing projects and socialising while we're less able to meet in person. # Social Distancing If you do attend SparkCC you must follow [Social Distancing guidelines](https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others-from-coronavirus-covid-19/social-distancing-for-coronavirus-covid-19). * Do __*not*__ attend SparkCC if you are experiencing _any_ * Remain __*at least 1.5m*__ from others at all times. * Follow any signage and the guidance of the Gatekeeper on duty in regards to hygenie practices. * Hand sanitiser is available and complimentary. Please use it and post a message in `#general` if you notice it is running low. * Wearing disposable latex gloves is recommended. _SparkCC does not have stock of these to supply so you will need to bring your own_. * If you develop COVID-19 [symptoms](https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/what-you-need-to-know-about-coronavirus-covid-19#symptoms) inform the [Committee](/People#committee) as soon as possible.