UPDATE TO ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Happy New Year! We are delighted to welcome 2021 and hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
Big news at Club Old Bar and Club West is our new sign in procedure for members and visitors. We have implemented state of the art facial recognition technology that links directly with Service NSW’s Covid Safe Check-In system.
The facial recognition kiosk also records your temperature and will alert our staff with any concerns.
This has simplified the sign in system for our patrons and also provides accurate reporting, meaning members and visitors no longer have to sign in using the Service NSW app.
The facial recognition technology is safe, fast and secure- your privacy is guaranteed via a secure network that cannot be accessed by external parties- the only information provided to Service NSW is your name, phone number and check-in/out times (the same information that is provided when you scan using the app).
We are sure you will find the new system simple and efficient. It requires a quick 2-minute set-up (with your current members card), so please allow time to complete this next time you visit the Club.
Once your set-up is finalised, all future sign-ins will be fast and easy.
We thank you once again for your loyal membership and we look forward to seeing you in your local Club in 2021.
Kim White– Chief Executive Officer
Trevor Wisemantel – President
Our priority as dedicated Covid Safe venues continues to be the safety and welfare of our members, guests, visitors, staff and community first. Strict entry conditions are in place that are updated regularly.
Whilst we are extremely excited to have you back at our venue, we must continue to abide by Government restrictions to ensure the health and safety of our members, guests and staff. Some measures we have put in place to ensure a safe reopening include strict hygiene procedures, room capacities, conditions of entry, COVID marshals and patron flow throughout the club. Regulations placed on the club mean we have strict limits on the number of patrons we admit into our club. Once these limits have been met, we will unfortunately not be unable to admit any more patrons into the venues.
- Stop the spread – If you are feeling unwell or sick please stay at home
- Wash/Sanitize your hands upon entry
- Patrons with covid like symptoms will not be permitted entry
The Covid19 symptoms are:
– sore throat;
– shortness of breath
- ALL Members, Visitors, Staff and Contractors MUST SIGN-IN using our NEW facial recognition / swipe in system
- Please don’t forget to SIGN-OUT when you leave
- Members and Visitors must stay seated unless ordering or using the bathroom
- Please follow Staff instructions and directions
- 5 meters distance is to be kept between tables, Only Staff are to re arrange tables and chairs
- Limit your movement and interactions with others whilst at the club
Effective immediately if you have visited a covid hotspot in the past 14 days or reside in these areas you will not be permitted entry to our Venues.
As an additional safety precaution our reception staff at our venues including the Motel have the option of wearing a protective mask during their shift. Please do not be alarmed by this, we want our members and guests to feel safe and comfortable when visiting our venues.
Due to recent changes we are not able to conduct Rock N Roll classes or Line Dancing at our venue at this time.
The maximum number per table booking is 30 persons.
We strongly recommend bookings in the bistro with capacity restrictions, especially at dinner time.
CLUB OLD BAR: Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. – Call 65537224
CLUB WEST: Open for lunch Tuesday to Sunday and open for dinner Monday to Sunday – Call 65522094
Our courtesy bus commences restricted services running daily from 5pm to 8pm with social distancing practices and limited capacities (6) in place, please phone club for more details on the services available.
Finally, for the health and safety of everyone please remain at home if you are feeling unwell. Thank-You for the support and goodwill you have shown the club over the last few months, it has meant a lot to us. We eagerly await your patronage.
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 will 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 above), 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. • Record the names of all patrons entering the premises on any day • Strongly encourage patrons to download and use the CovidSAFE app • 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 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 Clubs are also increasing the frequency of sanitisation to the ‘high touch areas’ including bathrooms, door handles and buttons. The Clubs 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 to a covid HOTSPOT 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 either Club, employees, members, guests, and visitors are encouraged to practice 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.
Our Clubs 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 provided with your meals • Single use menu’s • 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.