President’s Message Regarding the NSW & SNB SLS COVID-19 Safety Plan

All Members,

As we see the easing of restrictions across our state, you will be pleased to know that the Club’s committee is working on a plan to return to operations. As an overriding principle, we have and will continue to adopt a cautious approach, with the welfare and safety of our members as our number one priority.

While we are fortunate to live in a country and area where infections are low, it’s not a position we take for granted. We are in this position because of the measures put in place and the general community’s adherence to these measures.

As such, the Committee is committed to implementing the recommendations put forward by our Branch and State organisations with the adoption of the SNB COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN AND CHECKLIST. The purpose of this COVID-19 Safety Plan is to provide an overarching guide for the implementation and management of procedures to support our members and participants in the staged resumption of activities.

Having a COVID-19 Safety Coordinator to execute the delivery of the plan and to act as a point of contact is a key recommendation. We wish to thank John Greenhill for volunteering his time as the COVID-19 Safety Officer for Newport SLSC. 

We aim to start opening the various areas of the club over the next two weeks and be in a position for full operation for July. This is our goal. However, we will be monitoring the situation daily and continue to adopt the advice of the Australian Government Department of Health, NSW Health, our SNB Branch and NSW organisations.

On behalf of the Committee, I would like to thank you all for your support and reassure you that we are working towards opening the Club and resuming our normal operations as soon as we can.

Glen Borg
John Greenhill, COVID-19 Safety Coordinator