Member Notices – APRIL/MAY 2020
FRIDAY 1 MAY 2020
LAWN BOWLS UPDATE
With the NSW Premier announcing the easing of a stay at home restriction this week, it is also time for both Bowls NSW and Women’s Bowls NSW to jointly update their advice on bowling activity.
It must be noted that the NSW Government has not relaxed restrictions as to:
• Social distancing (this remains that persons must keep at least 1.5m distance from each other),
• Outdoor gatherings (this remains at no more than two persons),
• That aged persons or those with pre-existing conditions should stay at home or take extra precautions if they leave their home, and,
• That licensed establishments remain closed (except for sale of takeaway beverages and food).
However, Bowls NSW together with Women’s Bowls NSW now advise that clubs may, at their own risk, and after satisfying their own legal and insurance responsibilities, allow the use of their outdoor bowling greens for practice/roll ups under strict guidelines.
These guidelines are set out below.
Both associations would like to make it very clear that clubs are under no obligation to open their greens but, if they feel as though they can do so safely and with proper protocols, may allow practice/roll up.
The following points should be considered with the utmost importance:
• The consumption of alcohol is not permitted on licensed premises, under current restrictions,
• Social distancing must be adhered to,
• No more than two persons can practice/roll up on a rink,
• There must be a rink space (empty rink) between each rink in use,
• No more than 10 persons are permitted on a green at any time
• Strict safety and health protocols must be in place as per the recommended guidelines
• Persons must not congregate on the premises, prior to or after completion of practice/roll up.
Please note that this advice may be repealed at any time, if guidelines are not adhered to and/or government advises that restrictions are rescinded.
Andrew M Terry
Chief Executive Officer
THURSDAY 16 APRIL 2020
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MEMBERS
PICK UP AND HOME DELIVERY FOOD AND ALCOHOL NOW AVAILABLE
I am very excited to announce that commencing Friday April 17th, the Club will be offering both Pick Up and Home Delivery sales of Food and Alcohol items to support our community through these troubled times .
In conjunction with our Catering partners – Chefs Choice – we can now offer an extensive range of Asian and traditional Aussie meals available for both lunch and dinner 7 days a week in addition to offering members some heavily discounted selected beer, wine and spirits.
CHEFS CHOICE OPERATING HOURS LUNCH 12-2PM DINNER 5PM – 7PM
Ph: 6496 4844
LIQUOR SALES AVAILABLE 12 NOON to 7PM
Ph. 6496 1126
7 Days a week
HOME DELIVERY (Eden Area Only)
CHEFS CHOICE LUNCH 12-2PM DINNER 5PM – 7PM
LIQUOR SALES LUNCH 12-2PM DINNER 5PM – 7PM
One price delivery fee of $ 3.50 applies
Chief Executive Officer
WEDNESDAY 15 APRIL 2020
Management recently sought advice from Golf NSW in respect to the situation regarding disabled golf members and their accompanying carers.
As such, it is permissible for a Carer/Partner to accompany another player whom has a disability sharing a single golf cart.
Persons/ Members wishing to do so, please register your name/s at Prop Shop so verification can be issued.
THURSDAY 2 APRIL 2020
Management have been made aware that some members (Partners) are ignoring the Social Distancing Requirements in place and attempting to play golf sharing one motorised golf cart.
Club Management have sought formal clarification from Golf NSW regarding husband and wife pairs sharing carts, and been officially informed that this practise is in STRICT BREACH of the current Government Social Distancing requirements presently place.
Further to this, Golf NSW advise that those members may be subject to fines under the Public Order Health Act provisions presently in place and enforceable by NSW Police of fines up to $11,000 per person.
Given that companies can also be penalised in this instance with fines up to $55,000, I advise that any member found in breach of the current one player per cart policy will have their membership automatically suspended and face formal disciplinary proceedings under the Club’s By-Law provisions. (Section 20)
In order to best accommodate Partner members wishing to play together, the club has put in place a heavily discounted second cart hire rate to offset the inconvenience that these restrictions presently create, (see Pro shop) however ALL members are asked to respect the rules as they stand to avoid possible closure of the golf course in its entirety by not putting yourselves and the Club at risk.
WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL 2020
GOLF TO REOPEN
Dear Member Clubs and Districts,
Golf NSW is pleased to provide an update.
After reconsideration, the Office of Sport – NSW Government has advised that golf is considered an activity that can continue to be played in line with Public Health Orders relating to public gathering limits, social distancing, and the elderly.
The statement from the Office of Sport – NSW Government is as follows:
The Office of Sport would like to clarify the advice that went out on Monday 30 March 2020.
As you know, there are now restrictions around public gatherings and rules around leaving your home. These new measures are in place to keep the community safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. But it is important to note that people are allowed to leave their homes for the purpose of exercise. For more information on the new restrictions, please visit https://preview.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/public-health-orders
What does this mean for sport and active recreation organisations?
The NSW Government has issued guidelines allowing people to go outside and exercise. Any form of exercise is to be undertaken in compliance with the Public Health Orders, meaning that people must not participate in groups greater than two persons at any point in time. Therefore, individual sports such as golf and tennis can continue provided the Public Health Orders are complied with.
Maintaining the public’s physical and mental well-being is now as important as ever. Where possible, it is important sporting clubs and organisations continue to allow people to exercise, so long as social distancing is practised and rules around public gatherings of no more than two people are complied with.
We trust this information will help your organisation to make informed decisions.
Golf NSW understands and respects that it is ultimately a Club’s decision to open or remain closed, based on individual circumstances related to COVID-19.