Your Safety is Our Priority

Dated 23rd March, 2020

NSW clubs are closed for now. As the battle to contain COVID-19 continues, our immediate thoughts are with our staff and members.

Dear Members, Guests, Staff, Suppliers and Our Community,

In light of the announcement from the Prime Minister, licensed Clubs across Australia including Ingleburn RSL will be CLOSED until further notice.

This is effective Monday 23rd March 2020. On behalf of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff we thank you for your understanding and continued support. We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we can.

For any outstanding club matter please use our email to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

e: info@ingleburnrsl.com.au

Thank you
Glenn Cushion
Chief Executive Officer

Your Safety is Our Priority

Thursday 19 March 2020 

An important message for members, guests and visitors of Ingleburn RSL regarding functions, events and entertainment.

In light of the escalating situation with COVID-19 and the high priority we place on the health and safety of our staff, members, guests and visitors, Ingleburn RSL are implementing measures to minimise the risk of viruses such as cold, flu or COVID-19 being transmitted. These measures are in accordance with instructions from the Australian Government and NSW Health.

The following outcomes have now been decided.

Functions and Events

  • All non-essential gatherings at the Club will cease immediately including, but not limited to our Monthly Seniors Show, Drop and Dine, Physical Culture Classes and Cheer Leading Classes
  • Bingo & Cash Housie will continue with measures being put in place to ensure that social distancing is practiced. We are currently monitoring the situation, and will advise if circumstances change.
  • Weekly Raffles are to continue as usual unless instructed otherwise with measures being put in place to ensure that social distancing is practiced. We are currently monitoring the situation, and will advise if circumstances change.
  • Functions at Ingleburn RSL will be assessed on a case by case basis to ensure we adhere to the Australian Government and NSW Health requests, particularly with regard to venue capacity.
  • All Functions, Events and Separate areas at Ingleburn RSL Club, are subject to the 100 person restriction.  Club staff will continually count persons to ensure the maximum patron capacity is not exceeded.

Ingleburn RSL have high standards of health and hygiene in place at our venue already. We would also like to assure everyone that we have implemented a number of additional health and hygiene measures to support staff, members, guests and suppliers in protecting themselves and others.

The Ingleburn RSL management team are meeting daily to assess how we can better respond to the changing environment. Whilst we recognise that the full impact of COVID-19 is not yet known, please be assured that we are closely monitoring the situation. We are continually updating our measures to reflect ongoing advice from all levels of government, health departments and relevant authorised bodies.

On a final note, we understand that in times of uncertainty such as these, the emotional and psychological impacts can be substantial. We strongly encourage staff, members and guests to practice self-care, good hygiene and seek help if needed.

Yours Sincerely,

Glenn Cushion
Chief Executive Officer


Tuesday 17 March 2020 

As a community-based organisation, we are taking advice on COVID–19 (Coronavirus) seriously, and as a result have implemented the following measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff, members, guests and visitors. Our primary concern will be to protect people, ensure our obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW) and maintain our duty of care to our staff, and to persons on, or seeking to visit our premises.

All persons who have returned from overseas from midnight Monday 16 March 2020, or been in contact with people who have returned from overseas travel are required by law to self-isolate for a period of 14 days and as a result, will not be permitted to enter the Club premises.

All persons whose place of employment, education or socialisation that has been closed due to a confirmed case of COVID-19 are not to enter the Club.

All persons who experience or show signs of flu-like symptoms are not to enter the Club. These symptoms may include fever, cough, sore throat, tiredness and shortness of breath.

Persons who are onsite and showing flu-like symptoms will be asked to leave the premises.

We encourage all persons who are experiencing flu-like symptoms to follow the advice of NSW Health. For more information on COVID-19 visit www.health.nsw.gov.au/coronavirus.

We encourage all staff, members, guests and visitors to practise good hygiene at all times.

The Club has increased signage within the venue to inform staff, members, guests and visitors of good hygiene practices.

The Club’s staff will be discouraged from engaging in personal contact, such as the shaking of hands with fellow staff, members, guests and visitors. Please do not take this in any other way than as a preventative and control measure to help prevent the spread of viruses.

The Club is also instituting frequent sanitisation of “high touch areas” including bathrooms, door handles and buttons.

The Club will continue to monitor the advice of ClubsNSW and implement advice accordingly.

The Club and its catering contractors are taking our responsibility seriously and have implemented a number of temporary measures at the dining facilities which include:

  • Removal of cutlery from all tables. Cutlery will be delivered with your meals.
  • Introduction of single-use menus.
  • Increased sanitation of all work and public spaces.
  • Additional staff training.
  • Increased use of gloves, including in the acceptance of deliveries.
  • Removal of ‘help yourself’ sauce and cutlery stations.

Persons who do not cooperate with our advice in relation to COVID-19 will be asked to leave our premises.

We ask for your complete cooperation and understanding as we continue our commitment to offering a quality-based community hub for all people of our community to enjoy.

If you have any questions, please seek to liaise with our Club’s management.

Further updates may apply.

Yours Sincerely,

Glenn Cushion
Chief Executive Officer