Infection Control Policy

This is an important warning concerning the inherent risks that people with cystic fibrosis face when attending events hosted by Cystic Fibrosis ACT. Please read this warning very carefully.

Any event organised by CFACT is open to our members and therefore will be attended by members of the CF community for the primary purpose of their enjoyment, information, recreation and the opportunity to mix at the venue with other members of the CF community and the general public.

If you (or your child/ren under 18 years of age) suffer from CF, there is a real, serious and inherent risk that by attending a CFACT event, you will be exposed to pathogens that might severely harm your health. These pathogens could include (but are not limited to):

  • Burkholderia cepacian.
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa, human respiratory syncytial virus.
  • Human parainfluenza viruses.
  • Influenza viruses.
  • Other pathogens that are currently unknown.

For suffers of CF, exposure to these pathogens could lead to serious illness, injury or even death.

If you, attend a CFACT event, then reducing physical contact (eg kissing, shaking hands) is likely to reduce the risk of cross-infection, but there is no reliable or effective way to eliminate all risk of transfer of a pathogenic infection. You should also practice good public health hygiene (e.g. hand washing, covering your mouth if you cough) to reduce the risk for others.

By attending a CFACT event -

  1. you accept that attendance at the event may be dangerous for you through the risk of cross-infection from other people with CF who are attending the event.
  2. you release the Organiser and each of its Related Persons from all claims and liabilities related to, connected with or arising from the Infection Risk.