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 are still awaiting the final details of the public health order, however, management and both the men’s and ladies bowling club committees are working through procedures required to have our bowling members on the greens come July, in a manner that is safe and meets the requirements.

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.

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

The below conditions that permit us to re-open and we are taking every precaution to ensure that all members, patrons and employees are safe in the Club:

• A maximum of 50 people per dinning or beverage area that is operational and separated.
• This will allow Club Harrington to have a maximum of 123 people in the venue at any one time.
• Maximum patron numbers allow patrons to access our Clubs’ facilities such as Bar, Gaming, TAB, Keno, and Bistro / Coffee Shop whilst adhering to the following conditions

Physical distancing

• We will take all reasonable steps to ensure patrons and employees comply with Safe Work Australia’s ‘physical distancing’ standards applying to hospitality venues including floor markings and Covid19 Marshals
• We will ensure that patrons do not stand around bar areas, walkways or in groups as you must be seated unless you are moving to another part of the club.
• We will prominently display any mandated CovidSafe signage that has been issued by relevant Government authorities
• All beverages must be consumed whilst seated.
• Groups of up to 6 people who are from the same household can sit together and are responsible for their own physical distancing within their group, however, they are encouraged to observe the 1.5 metres.
• For dinning, no groups or bookings are to exceed 10 people and social distancing of 1.5 metres must be observed if not from the same residential address (household).
• Patrons are to be seated when ordering food, or unless using restroom facilities or going to another area in the Club, however, they should ensure with the Covid19 Marshal that another room has not already reached capacity before moving – standing groups are not permitted.
• We need to ensure that there is 1.5 metres between different Groups of customers.
• Individuals in a Group are not permitted to move from one Group to another and furniture cannot be moved.
Member Services
• The courtesy bus will not be operational in this first stage of re-opening due to the physical distancing rules
• All promotional activities such as Bingo, Trivia and Raffles will not be operational during this first stage of re-opening.
• All memberships have been been extended to 31 July 2020 with full membership privileges.
• Membership renewals will be processed onsite due at reception.
• Lawn Bowls will not be operational in the first stage of re-opening (this will be reviewed in coming weeks.)
• Snooker and Darts will not be operational in the first stage of re-opening.
We will be monitoring all our services and making changes to open the Club as the easing of restrictions permit.

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.