Opening of Clubrooms
The opening of our clubrooms has been a consideration for some time. As covid restriction are likely to be part of our lives for many more months in the future we have consider how to open and still be able to comply with the required regulations. As a volunteer organisation we don’t have paid staff to be responsible for the regular cleaning and sanitising that is required. To be able to open, members that wish to use the facilities will need to undertake the necessary requirements themselves. This includes cleaning, sanitising, physical separation and maintaining crowd limits.
The clubroom will be able to be opened under the following strict conditions.
All members are to sign in using QR Codes
An additional Log book in the clubroom to be signed by the persons taking responsibility for opening the clubrooms and maintaining compliance to the Government Regulations relating to use of the clubrooms.
Maximum capacity of the clubrooms is 10 people based on the 4sq m rule for facilities that use a manual sign in procedure.
On Event days: -
If a member of the club requested permission to use the clubrooms for a special session they must apply to the Secretary for permission. He/she or a nominated person is responsible to ensure that the necessary cleaning and sanitising in accordance to the Government requirements was carried out and other relevant conditions were complied with depending on the regulations at the time. And ensure that the clubrooms are left clean, tidy and locked.
On normal club days: -
The first person that enters the clubroom and leaves the room open is responsible to clean and sanitise the room to the appropriate Government standard. If that person leaves then the responsibility must be passed on to someone else present or the clubrooms cleaned and locked.
Everyone that uses the clubroom is responsible to clean up after themselves and that includes not leaving wet rings on the tables and not leaving any mess behind at all.
Cleaning and sanitizing requires using a detergent and then a disinfectant on all surfaces and bench tops, doors and door handles, coin mechanisms on drink machines, tap handles, chairs etc.
Food Handling Requirements for example for a sausage sizzle: -
- All areas to be handled by only one person with no rotation to reduce the possibility of cross contamination.
- Cooking (single person use of utensils)
- One person preparing bread on to serviettes using gloves. (No multiple persons helping themselves to the bread)
- One person serving the sausages (No other persons helping themselves to the food from the serving area or from the grill with multiple people using the utensils)
- Condiments only being used by one person or sauce satchels could be purchased.
Failure to fully comply with these conditions or a breakout of covid in the Melbourne metropolitan area, would force the Committee to close the Club Rooms again until the Government Regulations are relaxed enough for them to be open.