NEWSFLASH # 6 – 24 June 2020

Message from the President – UPDATE on Probus Activities

The Management Committee is currently working through risk management documentation from Probus South Pacific regarding when and how we may gradually resume group activities.

Until this work is completed, we are not in a position to approve recommencement of any additional Probus activities. We expect to have clarification within two weeks and ask for your patience in the meantime.

Members who are unwell should not attend any Probus group activities.

If you have any queries regarding this matter please contact the Secretary.

Keep safe and well.

Kathy Beresford
President

NEWSFLASH # 5 – 20 June 2020 Update regarding Interest Groups

Message from the President

As Government Guidelines change regarding COVID-19 restrictions, this does not automatically mean that all Interest Group Activities can recommence.

The Management Committee has overall responsibility for risk management of our Club and any decisions made to recommence are underpinned by Government regulations and guidelines.

The Committee will undertake a risk assessment for each interest group applying for permission to recommence prior to any decision.

Conveners wishing to recommence must email their request to Connie Fraser, Interest Group Facilitator, specifying date, numbers involved, venue and how social distancing rules will be achieved and maintained. Once a risk assessment has been completed, Conveners will be notified of the Committee’s decision.

Currently there are only 6 groups approved to recommence – Golf, Walking, Photography, Kayaking, Cycling and Tennis.

The Management Committee will continually review requests from interest groups wishing to recommence.

Paramount is the health and safety of our Members.

If you have any questions regarding Interest Groups recommencing, please contact the Secretary.

Keep safe and well and look after each other.

Kathy Beresford
President

NEWSFLASH # 4 – 1 June 2020

Message from the President

Effective 1 June following notice from the Breakfast Point Country Club, the Management Committee has agreed for the Probus Tennis group to recommence subject to strict adherence to the rules set down by the BPCC and CA.

Effective 3 June (excluding Public Holiday 8 June 2020)

The Bayview Bar & Dining area will resume with limited Café service however,

  • No group bookings exceeding 10 person & all group bookings must be made in advance and approved by Club Management
  • No ‘regular’ Special Interest Groups (Probus Cards / Knitting or Rotary groups) will be accepted during this time.

Please be sure to make yourself aware of the BPCC requirements noted below.

 Continue to practise good responsible hygiene by using hand sanitiser / washing hands prior to and after the activity.

The Management Committee will progressively review restrictions on the meeting of our other groups as and when the various venues become available in line with Government recommendations.

Keep safe and well and look after each other.

Kathy Beresford
President

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Breakfast Point Club Management (email – 29 May 2020):

Commencing Monday 1 June 2020 (7 days a week):

  • Tennis court bookings will now be available for doubles.
  • For regular group bookings of up to 10 players (eg Social Tennis / Probus Tennis / Men’s Shed) please contact reception to reinstate.
  • Booking times will continue to be between; 9am-3pm at this stage, with a maximum of a 2hour time slot.
  • The Ground Floor toilets (located behind reception) will be available.
  • To book please call reception between; 9am – 3pm on 87656900.
  • Member fobs will be reactivated between the hours of 8:45am – 2:30pm 7 days a week.

 Upon arrival at the Club

  • All players must proceed to Club Reception. The front entry door to the Club will be open to minimise contact.
  • Upon arrival at Reception all players must apply hand sanitiser.
  • All players must sign in at Reception, filling in the booking sheet with their name & mobile number.
  • Club Staff will advise what court you have been allocated to.
  • All gates to the tennis courts will be open to minimise contact on gate keypads and will remain open until 3pm.
  • Enjoy your game!

Commencing Wednesday 3 June – Sunday 7 June 2020;

  • The Bayview Bar & Dining area will resume with limited Café service.
  • Hours of operation will be 10am – 2pm limited catering only; sandwiches, wraps & bakery items (for this week).
  • Our dining area has been reconfigured to accommodate a maximum of 50 people (external balconies & lounge areas will be out of bounds).
  • Social distancing must be observed by all members & their guests at all times, this capacity will not be exceeded under any circumstances.
  • Contactless payments will only be accepted (no cash transactions).
  • No group bookings exceeding 10 person & all group bookings must be made in advance and approved by Club Management
  • No ‘regular’ Special Interest Groups (Probus Cards / Knitting or Rotary groups) will be accepted during this time.
  • The Club will be closed on Monday 8 June 2020 (Public Holiday).
  • The Clubs kitchen operations will resume from Wednesday 10/06/20, serving a limited selection of cooked meals between;
    10am – 2pm (7 days a week)

Important Information:

We ask all members & their guests to practice and observe personal hygiene etiquette and wash their hands thoroughly, as well as utilising the hand sanitiser stations located within the Club.

Members are encouraged to use the COVIDSafe app to assist with contact tracing.

Staff, Club Members and their guests who are unwell will be excluded from entering the Club, even if they only have mild symptoms. Your Club chooses to utilise a digital temperature device for this purpose.

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NEWSFLASH # 3 – 20 May 2020

Message from the President

In line with the recent easing of isolation restrictions by the Government, the following FOUR Probus group activities may recommence effective immediately:

  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Walking
  • Photography

Members participating in these groups are individually responsible for:

  • following the NSW rules for gatherings that apply to individuals and businesses
  • public gatherings of up to 10 people
  • maintain a physical distance of at least 1.5 metres from others
  • practise good responsible hygiene by using hand sanitiser / washing hands prior to and after the activity
  • stay active and healthy
  • take extra care if you’re around vulnerable people
  • get tested if you have any symptoms, even if they are only mild
  • stay home until you get the test result or are medically cleared.

The Management Committee will progressively review restrictions on the meeting of other groups in line with Government recommendations as and when the various venues become available.

Keep safe and well and look after each other.

Kathy Beresford
President

Coronavirus (COVID-19) #1 – 15 March 2020

Our priority is fun, fellowship and friendship. However we will need to alter how we go about this in the coming weeks and months to help to minimise the spread of the Coronavirus.

Unless advised otherwise, interest groups and outings will continue as planned, including Meet and Greet this coming Thursday evening.

We encourage members to make their own decisions as to whether or not it is in their best interests to attend Probus activities. We respect and support your decisions.

Meanwhile we ask members to:

  • reconsider your participation in Club meetings and activities if you are feeling unwell or have a cough or cold.
  • refrain from meeting one another with a handshake, hug or kiss – no one will be offended
  • take some hand sanitiser with you (if you have some) on outings or to wash your hands regularly with soap and water. We will provide hand sanitiser where possible.
  • avoid touching your face
  • if you know someone is unwell, you can always stay in touch by giving them a call on the phone rather than visiting them or you could assist them with shopping and leave this at their front door.
  • access the NSW Health website for further information regarding the Coronavirus:
    https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

15 March 2020