I am not scaremongering here. I am just wanting to make you all aware that as you share paddles, let alone balls, there is always risk of cross infection of any virus, gastro comes to mind. COVID-19 (coronavirus) is here to stay and life cannot stop because of it. We just have to be more aware of hygiene. We suggest you bring your own alcohol based hand sanitiser to use to protect yourself before, during and after you play and wipe over the paddle handle and use the one paddle for the day (we have enough). That is the clever thing to do.
At the moment according to 13 HEALTH who I rang yesterday, unless you have been in contact with someone who has recently travelled overseas, you are not at risk. Of course, as COVID-19 spreads, it will not matter about international travel.