All Members Remain Safe and Well

During this time of uncertainty, brought about by Covid-19, it is important that all our members remain safe, well and ready to bowl when next we are permitted.  The following ABC illustration offers very sound advice.

 

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ALL ORGANISED SPORTING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES TO CEASE

For the information of all members. Bowls Australia has today advised the following;

“The Australian Federal Government has advised that all organised sporting events and all social sporting activities must cease, including all forms of social bowls, from midnight tonight. (March 25, 2020)”

Please note the wording “all forms“.   Further information from Bowls Australia can be found here.   Members are reminded that non-compliance may attract severe penalties.

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COVID-19 Some explanatory notes provided by Clubs SA

The following explanatory notes provided by Clubs SA are provided for the information of members and patrons of the Para Hills Bowling Club. They may assist to clarify some issues. Clubs SA advise as follows;

” Clubs SA has received dozens of queries following the sudden closure of clubs owing to the coronavirus pandemic.  To date, the Authorities have clarified the following:-

–         Clubs can close their club rooms and allow their members to play on the external areas such as bowling greens, golf courses.  Food and beverages cannot be provided in these external areas as it contradicts the intent of the new laws;

–         Clubs with a condition on their licence permitting the sale of take off to their members only, can continue to do so providing the sale and supply is from an external window or similar at the Club.  Please note that Clubs SA has sought permission for Clubs who don’t currently hold this condition to also be permitted to do so.  We will advise you of the outcome once the Government responds.  Clubs are reminded that their licence allows them to sell liquor at any time through direct sales transactions to a member of the club provided that the liquor is delivered only between the hours of 8 am and 10 pm;

–         Unfortunately Clubs cannot continue to offer their halls or similar function areas to outside organisations or groups;

–         Club administration staff can continue to work within their Clubs in the office space provided.  Staff who are providing takeaway food can also be present;

–         Clubs can hold their committee meetings within their Club;

–         Members cannot close the Club to the public and gather inside the Club.”

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PARA HILLS BOWLING CLUB CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Further to the posting of 20 March 2020 (see below) and following the announcement by the Prime Minister that all registered and licensed clubs, licensed premises in hotels and pubs, entertainment venues and cinemas, casinos and nightclubs will all close from midday today (23/3/2020), this is to advise that the Para Hills Bowling Club club-rooms will be closed immediately until further notice. This includes for small management approved private or club functions.  Any inconvenience caused is sincerely regretted.

 

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Corona Virus (Covid-19 )

 

 

The following is for the information of all members and patrons of the Para Hills Bowling Club.

Due to the problems as a consequence of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) it is important to note that our club has a duty of care to all members, patrons and the community in general.  If our club is found to be negligent in this regard, and fails to ensure the highest possible standards in regard to mitigating and preventing the spread of the coronavirus, then as advised by Clubs SA, penalties can apply including possible immediate closure.

Clubs SA also advise that “The Authorities will be monitoring Clubs for breaches etc.
 Importantly, please remember that in these modern times you are always being watched, photographed, filmed by the public.  This is where any noncompliance will first be detected and reported.”

Consequently, the following will apply, effectively immediately.

1 The Para Hills Bowling Club will be closed until further notice with the exception of some items mentioned within the following points.
2 Wednesday and Saturday Social Bowls will be suspended until further notice.
3 Members with access will be able to gain entry to the greens for a roll-up and may use the available outside facilities. Nevertheless, the club rooms will be closed.
4 Participating members will be permitted to complete their internal championships competition, which is anticipated to be completed within the next few days, utilising the outside facilities, but the club rooms will be closed. Spectators are NOT encouraged to attend.
5 Upcoming events, such as Presentation Night and the Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be cancelled or suspended until a date to be fixed.   However, those office bearers whose positions are due for renew at the next AGM, the President and Treasurer, will retain their positions until a date for the next AGM has been determined.
6 The Para Hills Bowling Club will continue to operate as a function centre for small management approved private or club functions only.

During this period of uncertainty members and patrons are requested to adhere to the following.

Remain at home if you are feeling unwell.
2  If you have returned from overseas in the past 14 days or are exhibiting flu-like symptoms you are to self-isolate.  You will not be permitted to enter the Club.
3  Frequently wash your hands and use sanitiser.
4  If you suffer from a fever, coughing, fatigue, sore throat, or shortness of breath immediately seek attention from a medical professional.  Do not visit the Club.
5  Maintain a social distance of 1.5 metres.
6  Notify the Club should you suspect you have contracted the virus.

The decisions made have not been made lightly.  These decisions will be reviewed in due course to determine when the Club can resume its operations in full.  Any inconvenience caused is sincerely regretted.  The understanding of members during this period of uncertainty is greatly appreciated.

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