13 December 2021
Members & Guests
We wish to advise of the Board’s resolution at a Special Board Meeting held 13th December 2021 as it
relates to the current NSW Government Public Health Order restricting patrons that are not fully
vaccinated from entering our Club.
If and when the Government lifts the current Public Health Order on or before the 15th of December 2021
the Board has resolved to continue to only allow fully vaccinated members, guests, staff, and visitors as a
condition of entry into our Club up until at least 31st January 2022.
The Club made this decision:
• As we have a duty to ensure the health and safety of staff and customers under the Work Health
and Safety Act 2011 (NSW) and under general law.
• Moreover, sub clause 1.3(f) of the Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order 2021 states “the risk
[to public health in NSW] is from and among people who remain unvaccinated because these
people are more likely to be infected, more at risk of severe illness and death resulting from
infection with SARS-CoV-2, and more likely to transmit the infection to others, than fully
• Given the overwhelming research supporting these findings, precluding patrons who are not fully
vaccinated will reduce the likelihood that fully vaccinated staff and patrons will be exposed to
the coronavirus, or contract COVID-19.
• While the Club is implementing other controls to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission, as
outlined in its COVID-19 safety plan, the level of mitigation from excluding those who are not
fully vaccinated cannot be achieved through other available controls at this point.
In the meantime, the Board intends to conduct an ongoing risk assessment of the potential risks and
receive further sound legal advice and review the current resolution to patrons’ entry to our Club beyond
31st January 2022.
The Board’s primary focus is the health and wellbeing of our Members and their Guests, and of course,
Michael Burgess, ACCM, JP