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COVID-19 – ISSUE 2

AltFriday, March 20, 2020

Background

We put a newsletter on our website late yesterday afternoon about COVID-19 preparations at the Club and since then the situation has once again changed. Be assured we are taking this very seriously and doing all we can to keep staff, members and visitors safe and well.

We are using Facebook and our website to provide immediate updates so please continue to check these sites regularly for information.

Indoor Gatherings – Number Restrictions

On 19 March the Government announced new restrictions around the numbers of people allowed at indoor gatherings. No more than 100 people can be together inside at any one time.

As a result, the Club will take the following action based on recommendations from Clubs New Zealand Inc.

Signing In

  • All members and guests visiting the club will be asked to sign in; this will aid staff in tracking numbers and tracing people should any members or their guests test positive for COVID-19. Health officials need to be able to trace affected attendees quickly if there has been a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 at any events and signing in with contact details will help us do this.

Upstairs Entertainment

  • Only 100 people will be allowed to attend shows to be held upstairs. This includes staff and entertainers as well as members and guests.
  • When 100 people are on site upstairs, we will prohibit any further entry from members and guests.
  • We will be very strict about this as it is a legal requirement so please be understanding if you are not able to come upstairs due to number restrictions or if you are asked to leave if numbers are over the allowed limit.
  • Arrangements for entertainment for Friday 20 March may change quickly – keep an eye on social media for updates.

Downstairs Bar

  • We will only allow 100 people in the downstairs bar and café at any one time. This includes staff. Again, please be understanding if you are not able to enter due to number restrictions or if you are asked to leave because of higher than allowed numbers. We will be strict about this.

Other

Please remember that we should all be practicing good hygiene by:  

  • covering coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues
  • washing hands often for at least 20 seconds with water and soap, and drying them thoroughly:

The Government is also recommending that we keep a physical distance from each other and recommends we always stay one metre apart.  We should avoid shaking hands and other physical contact. Where possible we will reduce the number of tables and leaners to assist with social distancing.

Please stay home if you are sick. Staff will refuse entry, or ask you to leave the premises, if you are showing signs of sickness.

The Club has put in place enhanced cleaning processes to help ensure a safe environment.

This is a rapidly changing situation and we want to continue to be able to provide all members with the services you have come to expect. However, we know that you understand that this is a challenging time and that might not always be possible.

Finally, please look after each other. This is a stressful time and it is important to check on others. The Club is looking at ways we may be able to ensure ongoing engagement with people who may be isolated – stay posted for updates.

Please follow and check the club's Facebook page regularly!

Paul Inwood