Redcliffe Golf Club Statement on COVID19

19 March 2020

As at 19th March 2020

Redcliffe Golf Club remains open at this stage for competition golf and social play, with clubhouse operations under changed conditions. If you feel unwell, do not present at the club. Follow Health department guidelines as a priority. Patrons of the club that appear unwell can be asked to leave the premises for the safety of staff and other patrons.

Member, Guest, Visitor and Staff travel advice 

If members or guests have recently returned from overseas, you are now required by law to self-isolate for 14 days upon your return, this came into effect midnight on Sunday, March 15. During this period, you should not visit your facility for any reason.

If - in the 14 days prior to Sunday, March 15 - members or guests have recently returned from or transited through China, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mongolia or South Korea, do not visit the facility for any reason - including use of the golf course only - until the 14 day period has elapsed

Further if - in the 14 days prior to Sunday March 15 - members or guests recently returned from or have transited through Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand or from a cruise holiday and who are experiencing flu-like symptoms do not visit the facility, including use of the golf course only, for 14 days.
 

For simple, easy to understand advice for our members and guests including important health tips, you can also refer to the World Health Organisation's advice for the public website.

Member, Guest, Visitor and Staff health advice 

Our club and facilities are often heavily trafficked, and there is a chance that a member, guest or staff member will be exposed to, or test positive to, COVID-19. 

It is vitally important that if a member, guest or staff member tests positive to COVID-19, they must inform the club as soon as possible. 

If any employee tests positive to the COVID-19 virus: 

 

  • The employee will not visit the RGC premises under any circumstances and will notify the General Manager immediately;
  • They will also be required to provide a list of who they came in contact with at the Club since they became infected;
  • Follow the process laid down by the Queensland Health Department for treatment and contact tracing. 

 

If a member, guest or visitor tests positive to the COVID-19 virus and has been at the Golf Club since contracting the virus:
 

  • The member will not visit the RGC premises under any circumstances and will notify the General Manager as soon as possible;
  • They will also be required to provide a list of who they came in contact with at the Club since they became infected; 
  • Follow the process laid down by the Queensland Health Department for treatment and contact tracing.

 

Playing Golf: 

It should be noted that the vast majority of golfers can and should continue to visit our club and facility as per normal. Of course, members and guests should exhibit a heightened awareness of personal hygiene and social distancing as has been encouraged by state and federal health departments.

Clubhouse & Golf Operations: 

RGC has reviewed our clubhouse and golf operations ensuring procedures are in place that minimise close person-to-person contact where possible. 3 simple steps for all staff, members and guests: 

 

  • Maintain 2m distance from other patrons
  • Wash hands regularly and sanitise 
  • Avoid touching your face 

The Friday night membership draw has been suspended until further notice. All timesheets normally released at the draw will now be available online Friday nights at 6.00pm. Alternatively if you do not have the ability to book online via your computer, laptop, tablet, IPad, phone etc you may phone the office or pro shop to book.

As things develop, there maybe potential changes to clubhouse and course opening hours and staffing/service levels. The management committee and management will continually review contingencies in planning ahead for club operations should public information change. 

Members, guests, visitors and staff should exhibit a heightened awareness of personal hygiene as has been encouraged by state and federal health departments.

Specific Changes RGC are implementing to help reduce risk of transmission of COVID-19 at RGC 

 

  • We encourage members to use their own supplies of hand sanitiser, sunscreen, towels, hair brushes/ combs, tissues etc
  • No member cards to be handed over at point of sale, you can provide your member number verbally when making a purchase to avoid contact 
  • Shared items such as complimentary food, share platters (menu) and jugs of beverages will cease
  • We encourage members and guests not to share their food and drinks with others 
  • Shared water stations will cease to be available (you can request a glass of water over the bar) 
  • Where possible, doors will be left ajar removing the need to push doors open or turn doorknobs
  • Tables and chairs will be spaced out in the members bar and into the function area to provide spacing 
  • Cutlery and condiments will be kept in the back of house and provided with meals or on request 
  • The club will be removing items such as sun creams, hair brushes, towels and combs from the locker rooms
  • The club will sanitise motorised carts regularly
  • Golfers are encouraged to leave the flag stick in the hole while putting and/or to wear their golf glove when removing the flag stick and also when raking bunkers 
  • The club strongly recommends 'Pay Wave' transactions where possible to avoid making contact (personal and cash handling). The club has an obligation to provide a safe working environment for all staff members therefore please use 'Pay Wave' to limit cash handling. 
  • We encourage our members to put money onto their e-wallet accounts to limit cash handling. 
  • The club encourages members, guests and visitors not to share motorised carts. Sitting in a motorised cart with another person is not in accordance with public social distancing recommendations. Cart bookings are essential. 
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