LATEST NEWS: Temporary closure of facilities

 

22nd March 2020

 

Dear Members and Guests,

 

The Prime Minister has announced that as of 12pm tomorrow all Registered Clubs must close. We will not be opening the Club from close of trade tonight. This will be reviewed in 4 weeks’ time . We will continue to follow government instruction.

 

We thank you for your support over the past week as restrictions were announced and implemented. We pray all our members, families and friends to stay healthy during this time of such uncertainty.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Cronulla RSL real soon.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Sue McNeill • Chief Executive Officer


FURTHER MEASURES: 100 person limit and social distancing in practice

 

18th March 2020

 

Dear Member,

 

This morning the Prime Minister announced Australia-wide restrictions on non-essential, indoor gatherings of more than 100 persons. This measure is intended to slow the spread of the COVID-19. These do have an immediate impact on our Club.

 

We write to assure you that the Club will remain open, and that we are working to ensure we remain a welcoming, safe community refuge during these testing times.

 

From tomorrow the areas of our Club are zoned to accommodate the 100-person limit. The below areas are open for your enjoyment.

  • Level 1 – 100 persons
    • Our functions centre has been converted to a Lounge Area which will accommodate several activities as listed below. Level 1 will be restricted to Adults only.
  • Level 2 – 100 persons
    • The Bay Level will continue with its current offer including Café, Members Lounge and Sports Area.
    • Children’s area closed
  • Level 3 – This level has several zoned areas available for use
    • Migaloo’s Bar and Watergrill Restaurant, children’s area closed – 100 persons
    • Sunroom – 100 persons
    • Deck – 50 people

Our Prime Minister spoke extensively about social distancing. The Club will have signage advising all patrons to practise social distancing when utilising the facilities.

 

For decades Cronulla RSL has offered the community a place to gather; to celebrate, love and connect. We now need to exercise both creativity and compassion to ensure that we can continue to do so. We realise that keeping some semblance of routine for our regular members is important, and that now more than ever hygiene and safety is paramount.

 

As a result, we have adjusted the regular promotional activity on offer, and can confirm that the following events will take place:

Our recently launched promotion, Win the Ultimate Experience, will be postponed until further notice.

 

Unfortunately, effective immediately our Saturday night DJ’s and Sunday Sunroom Sounds events have been cancelled.

 

We appreciate your co-operation during this time as we aim to ensure the health and safety of our Members and guests.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Sue McNeill • Chief Executive Officer


A joint message from our President and CEO

 

16th March 2020

 

Dear Member,

 

We are contacting you today regarding the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and what we, Cronulla RSL have put into place to ensure the safety and security of our patrons and our staff.

 

In response to the outbreak we have:

  • Enhanced staff hygiene protocols.
  • Increased frequency of cleaning equipment, surfaces and “high-touch areas” including bathrooms, door handles and buttons during trading hours.
  • Hand sanitisers have been installed around the Club and its entrances to encourage patrons to use upon entry and whilst enjoying the Club amenities.
  • Staff who have travelled overseas are self-isolating for 14 days prior to being able to return to the workforce.
  • Cutlery is being removed from tables and individually packaged by staff who are wearing gloves to ensure the utmost cleanliness.
  • Single-use menus have now been implemented
  • “Help yourself” sauce & cutlery stations have now been replaced with portion controlled products
  • We’re actively encouraging patrons to practice social distancing whilst enjoying our spacious Club facilities.

 

It should also be noted that no single area of our venue has a capacity of 500. In fact, all areas of our Club fall under the 500 persons limit recently imposed by the Federal Government.

 

As detailed in a Statement from Clubs NSW to the media:

 

“NSW clubs remain open for business, and the public can be assured that their local club is a safe and hygienic environment, with no detected cases of COVID-19 to date at 1200 venues across the state.

 

The Prime Minister and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) were clear in their advice that while non-essential mass gatherings such as sporting events and concerts will have to be reviewed, people should go about their everyday lives.

 

Day-to-day club operations will be unaffected, and venues have already taken proactive steps to ensure that your local club is a safe place to enjoy a meal and a drink.

 

The CMO has confirmed that the infection rates, and risk to the community, of COVID-19 remain very low.”

 

We also wish to advise that following further discussions with the NSW Government, RSL NSW has made the decision to cancel all public ANZAC Day commemoration services across the state. The risk to vulnerable people during the current health situation is simply too high for these events to continue in their traditional format.

 

Our Club is a wonderful community asset that we would like everyone to continue to enjoy during this time, we ask that if you are not well please do not come to the Club. The Club will continue to follow the World Health Organisations recommendations to reduce the spread of the virus.

 

We hope like all in the community that this virus leaves us quickly and wish that you remain safe and healthy during this time.

 

If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact us HERE

 

Regards

Ian Bourke • President

Sue McNeill • Chief Executive Officer