NCSLSC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Member Update #2 23 March

URGENT Coronavirus (COVID-19)

NCSLSC Member UPDATE #2

23 March 2020

 

Dear Members

Over the weekend you will have seen a number of additional measures that Federal and State Governments have implemented in an attempt to slow the spread of Covid 19, including increased social distancing measures and the closing of some “non-essential” services such as restaurants and bars save for takeaways.

The Club continues to monitor the situation and makes decisions with regard to club events, services and facilities based on the most recent government requirements and medical advice available.

I believe it is important that we try to keep our community socially and physically active as best we can and in-line with government and SLSWA recommendations. Our mental health and physical health are extremely important, and we will continue to review the access to club facilities on a daily basis.

As you are aware, the Club gymnasium has been closed since 18 March. All commercial gymnasiums are now required to close. A number of Club events and activities have also been cancelled as the Club continues to act responsibly in its efforts to keep club members safe and contribute to the effort in slowing the spread of the virus.

Change rooms Closed – effective 10am Tuesday 24 March

With the escalation of reported cases in Perth, based on recent government recommendations and after taking advice from medical professionals, the Club has made the decision that it is in the best interests of Club members and staff to close the Club’s change rooms. Access will not be available from 10am Tuesday 24 March. Swipe card/wrist band and keypad access will not work after this time until further notice.

We appreciate that there are a number of members who will be inconvenienced as a result of this decision. Given however the social distancing guidelines, the general theme that is emerging of closing “non-essential” services, and specific advice from medical professionals, we believe that closing the change rooms is the correct decision at this time.

Upstairs Areas

Access to the upstairs training room and kitchen areas of the Club will no longer be available except by prior arrangement with the office and then only for “essential” business.

 Club Office

As previously advised, the Office is closed for non-essential business and staff have been rostered to ensure a presence is maintained at this stage for essential business only.

All staff are able to work remotely. Please send an email to the appropriate staff member with any enquiries or matters of business.

Area Email Name
Governance, Policy (including Covid 19), Facility Management, Sponsors manager@ncslsc.com Rick Smith
Members, Events, Bookings office@ncslsc.com Jayden Williamson
Life Saving, Education, Juniors development@ncslsc.com Kirsty Hayden
Finances/Accounts accounts@ncslsc.com Eliza Atkinson
Surf Sports surfsport@ncslsc.com Steve Bird
All other enquiries manager@ncslsc.com Rick Smith

Ski Shed

Access to the Ski shed remains available to members at this time given the ability of members to comply with social distancing guidelines whilst undertaking this activity.

Patrols

Patrols will continue at this time. We are currently liaising with SLSWA and the Council on the form that this should take. This situation could change in the near future based on government and SLSWA advice. We will keep members advised.

Club Training

Official Club Group training has concluded. Members wishing to undertake off-season programs/activities should contact their Section Captains/Chairs.

Club Fitness Groups

In consultation with the various member only Club fitness groups, a decision has been made to postpone classes until further notice. This applies to:

Morning Fitness/Boxing

Mathilda’s Yoga

Marian’s classes (fitness and yoga)

Further information on the COVID-19 virus can be found here:

Australian Government
www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

WA Department of Health
www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/coronavirus

World Health Organisation
www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Centers for Disease Control and Infection
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Thanks for your continued assistance in ensuring the wellbeing, safety and health of our members and the community in general. Further updates will be provided as matters evolve.

 

Ian Clarke

President