This eNews concerns the easing of restrictions in the Clubhouse.
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Firstly, thank you for your patience over this busy period on the course and restrictive period in the Clubhouse. We're doing our best to follow the regulations and guidance and we appreciate that you are too.
Please continue to support your Club.
The warmth is returning to the Clubhouse.
RESTRICTIONS EASING FROM 22ND jUNE
The Premier of Victoria the Hon. Daniel Andrews MP has confirmed the state will further ease coronavirus restrictions on June 22.
The key changes applicable to visiting the Clubhouse are:
The limit of seated patrons per enclosed space will increase from 20 to 50 subject to the one person per four square metres rule. Venues with multiple divided spaces such as the Clubhouse can have up to 50 patrons in each space as long as we comply with density requirements and have controls in place for shared spaces, e.g. foyers and bathrooms. UPDATE 20th June: the limit of 20 per space has been extended by the Premier until midnight on 12th July.
Members buying alcohol for consumption will no longer be required to purchase a meal, but will still need to leave their contact details and will be served at a table, not the bar.
Groups of up to 20 people can now dine or drink together and they can be seated at the same table; however, tables are still required to be 1.5m apart. UPDATE 20th June: A maximum group size of 10 people applies.
The Club is still required to request contact details, first name and the phone number, of every member/guest entering the Clubhouse to assist in rapid contact tracing.
Members buying alcohol for consumption inside the Clubhouse will no
longer be required to purchase a meal but will still need to leave
their contact details and be served at a table not the bar.
Social Distancing Requirements
Members should continue to observe all social distancing recommendations.
Yes, holding a function or event in the Clubhouse is possible depending on numbers and the date you are considering. Please contact us on 03 5255 6255 if you'd like to celebrate your birthday, an anniversary or life in general!
TAKEAWAY MEALS Now Daily
As the Clubhouse remains closed for dinner, the takeaway meal service will now be offered daily (until sold out) from Wednesday 24th June. Simply ask about availability when you're in the Clubhouse or phone reception during office hours. However,you're still encouraged topre-order via the online form to guarantee Thursday and Saturday collection. On other days availability may be limited.
Click the link below for more details and to take you to the member-only menu/order form that includes a pumpkin laksa, an Indian spiced chicken thigh dish, gnocchi alla Matriciana and slow-cooked beef goulash.
The Billiards Room will re-open on Monday 22nd June. Bookings must be made on the Billiards timesheets and players must sanitise/wash hands on entry and register the names of guests. Cues should be wiped down and sanitised after use.
Opening hours will be until 6:00pm with extended hours until 9:00pm on Mondays and Thursdays. (After-hours entry from the rear doors of the Clubhouse).
The JDD Fisher Pin Pool Doubles 2020 - (Draw) and Women's Short Pin Pool Doubles 2020 - (Draw) are in progress.
Entry lists for the following events close Friday 26th June:
At this stage, there is no set date for the resumption of bridge at the Club. COVID-safe guidelines and further advice are currently being developed by the Victorian Government, Australian Bridge Federation and the Victorian Bridge Association.
The Club is keen to resume bridge, when safe to do so, which is such a special feature of club life for many of our members.
The Club's accommodation is expected to reopen on 31st July 2020 so please enquire about dates. For priority, we encourage members to express their interest early to secure rooms for group stay and play getaways.
The police made a random visit to the Clubhouse on Friday 12th June. The purpose of their visit was to check our COVID-19 signage, systems and
licensing information and they departed extremely pleased.
As the Club and its staff do everything to comply with Victorian Government restrictions, we ask members to follow the COVID-19 related procedures also. Apart from the possible health implications, Victoria Police can issue spot fines of up to $1,652 for individuals and up to $9,913 for businesses. These can increase to up to $20,000 for individuals and $100,0000 for businesses through the court system.