COVID-19 Update


UPDATE - 10TH JANUARY 2022

IMPORTANT NOTICE - COVID-19 (TEMPORARY) BY-LAW

Dear Members and Guests,

The COVID-19 pandemic in Australia is an ever-evolving situation, and it is necessary for the Club to adapt to current circumstances to ensure the health and safety of its staff, patrons, members, and any other third parties who visit or have dealings with the Club.

Our number one priority and commitment has always been the safety and well being of our customers and staff. As such, the Club has made the decision to introduce a temporary By-Law to continue maintaining the current mandatory COVID-19 vaccination entry requirements for all staff, contractors, and patrons, over the age of 16.

This temporary By-Law will be implemented until 28th February 2022, and during this time the following restrictions will continue to apply:

- Patrons are required to be fully vaccinated to enter Club premises, and need to be able to produce their vaccination certificate or certified medical contraindication to gain access to the Club
- Patrons are required to check in with the Service NSW QR code for tracing purposes. Our sign in systems are integrated with Service NSW to allow for one seamless check in and Club sign in experience

If circumstances change before, on or after the 28th February 2022 due to the ever-evolving nature of the pandemic, the Club may revise this By-Law, at any stage.

If you would like to read further information about this temporary By-Law, please click on the Notice Board image. 

We thank you all for your patience and understanding of this situation.

Since reopening, our number one priority and commitment has always been the safety and wellbeing of our customers and staff. We ask that all patrons please follow the recommendations and procedure signage placed around the Club to ensure the safety of all. Abusive or threatening behaviour towards our employees as they attempt to execute their job will not be tolerated.

ACCESS TO CLUB & CHECK IN REQUIREMENTS

Vaccination Certificate or Certified Medical Contraindication
Members and guests are required to be fully vaccinated to enter Club premises. A fully vaccinated person means a person who –

  • - has had 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, or
  • - has a medical contraindication certificate issued to the person (this includes a person who has had COVID-19 in the past 6 months and cannot yet be vaccinated)

Therefore, you will need to produce your vaccination certificate to gain access to the Club. There are several options to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations, depending on your situation, which can be found online by clicking here.

Alternatively, you will need to produce a medical exemption through your immunisation history statement or a certified medical contraindication, which must be in the approved form issues by Health NSW.

The contraindication certificate also includes a section for a practitioner to certify that a person has had COVID-19 in the past six months. Clubs cannot accept contraindication certificates which are not in the approved form. For instance, a letter from a general practitioner is not sufficient.


QR Code Check In
Under the current Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order (No 2) 2021, members and guests are required to check in with the Service NSW QR Code for tracing purposes. Our sign is system is set up to automatically send the required details to Service NSW. If you wish to keep your own record of your sign in, you can also scan one of the provided Hornsby RSL Club check in codes readily available at both Club foyers. If you are unable to do this yourself, our staff can assist by recording your details for you.

Alternatively, if you don’t have a smart phone, you can register for a physical COVID-19 check-in card through Service NSW which we then simply scan to record your details for contact tracing purposes. More information regarding COVID-19 check-in cards can be found online by clicking here.


Club Sign In
In addition to the above Government mandated entry conditions, all members and guests will be required to sign into the Club as per the Registered Clubs Act. For your safety, mandatory temperature checks will be taking place upon entry for all patrons, as well as staff and contractors. Temperatures must be under 37.5 degrees Celsius. We will also be requesting that all patrons utilise the hand sanitisers available. If you are feeling unwell we ask you do not enter the Club and immediately go and get tested, and follow all advise from NSW Health. 

We ask that when entering the Club you keep to the left and when leaving the Club, again please keep to your left. Staff will be available to direct patrons to the area in which they are visiting, to help disperse the crowd, reduce co-mingling in any areas, and encourage everyone to maintain a safe 1.5m distance from each other.

We ask that if you have visited any of the venues listed on the NSW Government Health website HERE, you please do not visit the Club until following all advice from NSW Health. Please review the below conditions of entry and patron notice before visiting the Club to ensure you can comply with all restrictions.

FITTED FACE COVERINGS

Under the current Public Health Order, members and guests (over the age of 12) are required to wear a fitted face covering when inside the Club, except may remove this to consume food and beverages. Face coverings are also mandatory for all our staff.


DENSITY LIMITS

All areas of the Club are subject to the 1 person per 2 square metre density limit. 

STAYING COVID SAFE

Additional cleaning and sanitising procedures will be in place in all areas of the Club, including in back of house areas that are utilised by staff. Hand sanitiser dispensers are available throughout the Club and we encourage all patrons to regularly utilise these for safety and comfort. Additionally, we encourage patrons to regularly wash their hands, in particular before and after eating, and after handling cash or visiting the bathroom. Frequently touched surfaces such as button panels, handrails and bathrooms will be a focus of these additional procedures.


FAQs

How can I prove I’m fully vaccinated?
There are several options depending on your situation. Please visit the NSW Government website for all the available options by clicking here.

Can I come to the Club if I’ve only had one vaccine dose?
Under the current Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order 2021, you must have received both doses of the vaccine to enter the Club.

What if I can’t get vaccinated?
Under the current Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order 2021, you can enter Club premises if you can’t get vaccinated but will need to obtain and be able to produce a valid contraindication certificate. This is the only permitted form for proof of being unable to be vaccinated. The form must be completed by a registered medical practitioner.



Information is correct as at 10/01/2022.