Dear Members,

Welcome back!!! It has been wonderful seeing our members back in and around the Club since reopening. Whilst we still have many challenges ahead of us both as a business and a community we are excited to be serving our members and community once again.

With your support, we raised over $3000 in our community raffle held outside the IGA. This means the 9 local groups who normally run raffles in the Club will still receive $335.53 each for their group. Thank you to everyone that supported the raffles on behalf of the 9 groups.

We are excited to announce stage three easing of restrictions will see our venue capacity increase, which allows our bowlers to start returning to the greens from the 1st July. We know many of our bowling members are looking forward to a returning to our greens.

We strongly recommend bookings in the bistro with capacity restrictions, especially at dinner time. We are open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.

Our courtesy bus commences restricted services running daily from 3pm to 8pm with social distancing practices and limited capacities in place, please phone club for more details on the services available.

We will have a new look, Sunday Raffles, during July. Raffles on Sale from 10:30am drawn at 1pm. 20 prizes to be won each Sunday. Plus Sunday Roast Lunch & Dessert Members $16.00 Non-Members $18.50 booking essential.

We do ask all those attending the Club continue to social distance when using the venue and ensure they are registering on entry and exit from the Club.

If you are unsure of any of the changes or requirements please feel free to contact reception on 6556 1209.

Once again, Welcome back and thank you for your ongoing support during this period.

Regards

Michael Burgess
General Manager

Cleaning

• Whilst the Club has been closed, we have undertaken a deep clean of the entire club in preparation for our re-opening
• We will be regularly cleaning areas and surfaces that are frequently touched, observing Safe Work Australia’s ‘cleaning’ standards applying to hospitality venues.

Hygiene

• We encourage patrons to adopt Safe Work Australia’s ‘hygiene’ standards applying to hospitality venues, and we will be encouraging patrons to clean their hands regularly. Alcohol-based sanitiser will be made available at Club entries and exits, as well as other locations throughout the venues and we will be directing patrons to clean their hands at handwashing facilities
• We will encourage contactless payments at point of sale stations where signage will be displayed
• We will encourage employees to clean their hands every 30 minutes
• Our Covid19 Marshal’s are also hygiene ambassadors, who have the responsibility to ensure employees and patrons maintain the above standards and ensure there are adequate waste management facilities including rubbish bins available

Restrooms

• We have updated our main restrooms at the Club, and we will now be taking additional measures to clean and promote hygiene in our restrooms.
• We will clean frequently touched surfaces more regularly and display signs demonstrating recommended hand washing methods.

Patron screening

• If we reasonably believe a person on our premises has a Covid19 symptom (defined below), we must:
• cause the person to be removed from the premises.
• notify the person that they should be tested for Covid19 at the nearest testing location.

The Covid19 symptoms are:
– cough;
– fever;
– fatigue;
– sore throat;
– shortness of breath
• Record the names of all patrons entering the premises on any day
• Strongly encourage patrons to download and use the CovidSAFE app
• Only permit entry to members
• Notify NSW Health within 6 hours of becoming aware that a person with Covid19 (including an employee) was on the premises
General compliance
• We have taken measures to ensure employees understand and comply with Club Harrington work, health, and safety duties
• All employees have or are completing Covid19 infection control training delivered by the Australian Government.
• We will be displaying Covid19 related signage by the Australian and NSW Governments throughout the venue
As a community-based organisation, we are continuing to take advice on Covid19 (Coronavirus) seriously, and as a result we have implemented the measures outlined above to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees, members, guests and visitors.

Our primary concern is:
• To protect people,
• Ensure our obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW) and
• Maintain our duty of care to our employees, and to persons on, or seeking to visit our premises.
Our employees will be discouraged from engaging in personal contact, such as the shaking of hands with fellow staff, members, guests, and visitors. Please do not take this in any other way than as a preventative and control measure to help prevent the spread of viruses.

The Club is also increasing the frequency of sanitisation to the ‘high touch areas’ including bathrooms, door handles and buttons.

The Club will continue to monitor the advice of ClubsNSW and our own independent legal advice and implement changes as we are advised accordingly.

NSW Health has also offered the following advice for patrons:
• stay home and do not attend if you are feeling unwell
• stay home and do not attend if you have travelled overseas in the past 14 days.
Should the advice from the NSW Government or Australian Government change, the Club will update its policies accordingly.

While onsite at the Club, employees, members, guests, and visitors are encouraged to practise good personal hygiene including:
• cleaning your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub
• cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or flexed elbow
The Club and our employees are taking our re-opening seriously and we have implemented a few measures in our dining facilities including:
• Removal of cutlery from all tables. Cutlery will be delivered with your meals
• Increased sanitation of all work and public spaces
• Additional staff training
• Increased use of gloves, including in the acceptance of deliveries
• Removal of ‘help yourself’ sauce and cutlery station
Persons who do not cooperate with our advice in relation to Covid19 will be asked to leave our premises.

Club Harrington Board of Directors, Management and Staff will endeavour to ensure that our Club is a safe place as we progress through this staged re-opening process. We certainly do welcome you all back and hope to see you all over the coming days, weeks and months ahead of us.