COVID-19 Update

Friday 15 May, 2020

Dear Members and Guests,

We trust you are safe and well during these uncertain times. As you are aware, Clubs across Australia including Ingleburn RSL were temporarily Closed as of Monday 23rd March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following the Government’s 3-Stage roadmap to a COVID Safe Australia, we will be carefully monitoring and advising on our re-opening plan as more information becomes available. As always, your safety and well-being is our priority.

DECISION NOT TO RE-OPEN FRIDAY 15th MAY

Stage one of the Government’s roadmap allows Cafes and Restaurants to re-open from Friday 15th May. Ingleburn RSL have made the decision not to re-open at this time. The restriction of allowing only 10 patrons in the venue at a time is extremely challenging in itself and as a business, it is sadly not viable to open.

RE-OPENING SURVEY

We have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure that when we re-open, we are meeting your needs, keeping you safe and complying with amended service rules. In order to do this, we have designed a survey which we would like you to complete so that we better understand your thoughts and expectations. Please click on the link below and answer the questions we have put together, there are also some spaces for comments. Once completed, please click the ‘DONE’ button at the end of the survey and your results will be anonymously saved. Your answers are confidential and will not be attributed to you personally. To those who have already completed the survey, Thank You!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ingleburnroar

ISO-WELLBEING CHECK – How to take care of yourself during Isolation

Stay Connected — Keep in touch by phone, social media or video calls
Keep Moving — Exercise to relieve stress
Stick to a Routine — Keep regular sleeping and eating patterns
Switch Off — Take a break from the news if it feels overwhelming
Reach Out — Activate your support network or reach out for professional help. Help is at hand for those who need it. Call Lifeline 13 11 14

WHAT WE CAN & CAN’T DO DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC 

The NSW Government website outlines a series of rules as to what we can and can’t do during the Pandemic. It’s important to familiarise ourselves with these rules in order to stop the spread of the virus and keep ourselves, family and friends safe. Please see link below.

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules

TABATINGA PLAY CENTRE

At this stage, Tabatinga Play Centre will remain closed until further instruction by the NSW Government. We know it can be challenging at times to keep the littlies busy so we’ve collated a few activities and resources to help keep them occupied.

https://www.kidspot.com.au/kitchen/
https://education.abc.net.au/
https://matchthememory.com/therangersgame
https://www.kidspot.com.au/things-to-do
https://www.tabatinga.com.au/fun-stuff/
https://www.tabatinga.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Kai-and-Tabatha-Activity-Booklet.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1YYoskHgORLefd7pZo4PNqWs2hxmFbSGXzcCN9-VqTC6Mwhf9neoVGRdI

Again, we thank you for your patience and understanding during this time and look forward to seeing you at the Club again soon.

Sincerely,
Glenn Cushion
Chief Executive Officer


Thursday 14th May, 2020

Dear Members and Guests,

Following the government’s announcement allowing Cafes and restaurants to re-open from Friday 15 May, Ingleburn RSL, have made the decision not to reopen at this time.

The restriction of allowing only 10 patrons in the venue at a time is extremely challenging in itself and as a business, it is sadly not viable to open.

The Board, Management and staff of Ingleburn RSL are looking forward to welcoming all our patrons back to the Club as soon as possible.

We will continue to provide you with updates via our website, Facebook page and E-news Letters.

Thank you,
Ingleburn RSL Club


Tuesday 12th May, 2020

Dear Members and Guests,

As you are aware, the Club has been closed due to the COVID-19 illness affecting the whole of Australia. During this period, we are working hard to ensure that when we re-open, we are meeting your needs, keeping you safe and complying with amended service rules.

In order to do this, we have designed a survey which we would like you to complete, so that we better understand your thoughts and expectations. Please click on the link below, or copy and paste the link into your browser, and answer the questions we have put together. There are also some spaces for comments. Once completed, please click the ‘DONE’ button at the end of the survey and your results will be anonymously saved. Your answers are confidential and will not be attributed to you personally.

We look forward to receiving your responses no later than 9pm, Sunday 17th May 2020.

Thank you and kind regards,

Club Management

Click here to take part in our survey —> https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ingleburnroar


Thursday 16th April, 2020

Dear Members and Guests,

We trust you are safe and well during these uncertain times. As you are aware, Clubs across Australia including Ingleburn RSL were temporarily Closed as of Monday 23rd March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this stage, we still haven’t received any advice from the Australian Government as to when we will be able to reopen, but are confident we will continue to provide you with the exceptional hospitality that you’ve come to know and love in the near future.

Whilst this situation continues to evolve, we’re writing to provide you with an update on the current state of affairs regarding your Club.

  • AGM – Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the Ingleburn RSL Club Annual General Meeting has been postponed. Further details will be communicated to members (in accordance with the Club’s constitution) once a new date has been set.
  • PROMOTIONS – All promotions and events have been suspended due to the Club’s closure. Our Members Cash Draw and ‘Win a Car’ promotion have been suspended and will recommence upon the Club’s re-opening. All previous entries prior to our closure will be honoured. For a full list of suspended promotions/events visit www.ingleburnrsl.com.au/whats-on/
  • VOUCHERS – If you hold a prize voucher with an expiry date within the shutdown period, we will honour that voucher for the equivalent number of days on re-opening.
  • LOCAL BUSINESS SUPPORT– At our core, we’re all about supporting the local community.  As we’re no longer able to open our doors, we’re inviting local businesses that are still trading to email through their details (info@ingleburnrsl.com.au) and we’d be happy to promote them on the Ingleburn RSL Facebook page. T&C’s apply.
  • MEMBERSHIP POINTS – Your Ingleburn RSL Club Membership Points have now been frozen meaning that your points balance will be honoured once the Club re-opens.
  • ANZAC DAY – ANZAC Day 2020 will be like no other in history. Keeping the ANZAC Spirit alive is particularly important during these times. Whilst we will not be gathering at services or marches, there are still ways to acknowledge ANZAC Day and ensure Australian servicemen and women are appropriately remembered. Visit https://www.rslnsw.org.au/anzac-spirit/ to find out more.
  • TABATINGA PLAY CENTRE – Is now temporarily closed. We will continue to provide updates via the Tabatinga Ingleburn Facebook page.
  • HELP IS AT HAND – Whilst the Club is temporarily closed, it’s important to take care of your physical & mental wellbeing. Help is out there for those in need. Call 13 11 14 or visit www.lifeline.org.au

We will continue to provide updates and monitor any developments around COVID-19. In the meantime, please visit our website and like/follow our social media pages:

www.facebook.com/IngleburnRSLClub
www.instagram.com/ingleburnrsl
www.ingleburnrsl.com.au

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our members, guests and community for their continued support and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Sincerely,
Glenn Cushion
Chief Executive Officer


 

 


Monday 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


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