Dear Fellow Members,

Over the past 2-3 weeks the Committee, most notably Pam Somerville, Ian Taylor have spent an inordinate amount of time making the Club compliant with the ever changing Covid 19 protocols dictated  by the NSW Government. This includes all the documentation, registration, marking of floors, set up of digital entry records, website updates etc.

So, it is crucial that you all adhere to these protocols, particularly with social distancing and especially IN THE AREA AROUND THE ENTRANCE TO THE CLUB AND CLUB HOUSE. Despite several notices in the area, some members keep congregating there. Should one of the 400+ inspectors visit the Club this is the first thing they will see. Clubs in the area have been visited at Mona Vale, Neutral Bay etc. with one already issued with a warning.

If we are caught not obeying the protocols it could cost a $5000 fine.

The Duty Officer and other Committee members will from now on remind members who still insist on not following the rules. It is not a pleasant task to do so, and we would ask that you all comply to make this unnecessary.

We realise it is a trying time for all and the habits of a lifetime are hard to break, so please help us get through this.

Tennis NSW update: Guidelines with respect to COVID-19. We ask you to please adhere to these as of today. The full text is printed below but for immediate consideration are:-

1.     Please do not attend the Club if you have visited Victoria in the 14 days prior.

2.     Please do not attend the Club if you (including spectators, visiting Badge Clubs, and officials)  have attended any of the reported case locations (e.g. the Crossroads Hotel at Casula listed on the NSW Health website (https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates).

3.     Do not attend the Club in the capacity of a spectator only.

4.     If (for Badge captains) sufficient numbers to field teams cannot be achieved, prioritise delaying the event rather than substituting with people from other teams or from the community.

Full Message – Tennis implements additional measures to stop the spread of COVID-19
As we continue to uphold appropriate standards to stop the spread of COVID-19, it is important that the tennis family supports the NSW Government and the wider community, by continuing to promote limitation of spectators, social distancing and appropriate hygiene protocols. It is as important as ever that we remain vigilant and do not allow ourselves to become complacent in our efforts.

Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerry Chant, has written to all Community Sporting Organisations requesting that additional measures be taken to protect against the spread of COVID-19 – read here.

It is important that our Tennis community remains vigilant and proactive in continuing to promote and practise COVID-19 safe practices and thus effective immediately it is vital the additional protective measures are implemented to ensure the continuation of tennis activities throughout the state.

In addition to the current requirements of the COVID-19 Safety Plan for Tennis Clubs, Associations and Venues, our Tennis community will need to update their COVID-19 Safety Plans detailing the actions that will be implemented to address these new requirements, namely;
  • Ensuring processes are in place to exclude participants (including spectators and officials) if they have visited Victoria in the 14 days prior.
  • Ensuring processes are in place to exclude participants (including spectators and officials) if they have attended any of the reported case locations listed on the NSW Health website.
  • Limiting entry to indoor facilities and fenced venues to one person per participant where practical
  • Restricting spectator entry at adult community sport
  • Distributing communications to participant databases via e-newsletters, social media and organisations’ websites reinforcing that only parents and carers should attend community sports activities where possible
  • Increasing signage in venue carparks and common entry points at outdoor venues
  • Making PA announcements at venues reminding people to limit

Tennis NSW will continue to provide regular updates and associated resources in regard to COVID-19 Safe practices and requirements. 

Tennis NSW appreciates the efforts of our tennis family in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and keeping our community safe. If you have any questions please contact your local Club Development Officer or email tennis@tennisnsw.com.au.

Further Information:

We have listed the key details below

Crossroads Hotel and Planet Fitness in Casula, and Picton Hotel in Picton

If you attended the Crossroads Hotel or Planet Fitness in Casula, or the Picton Hotel in Picton on the dates below:

LocationDates
Casula: Crossroads HotelFriday 3 July to Friday 10 July
Casula: Planet Fitness Saturday 4 July to Friday 10 July
Picton: Picton HotelSaturday 4 July, Sunday 5 July, Thursday 9 July, Friday 10 July
Campbelltown: Plus Fitness9am to 10am, Saturday 11 July
Wetherill Park: Thai Rock Restaurant  Thursday 9 July, Friday 10 July, Saturday 11 July, Sunday 12 July, Tuesday 14 July 

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In addition, there are these locations

Have you been to any of these locations?

If you attended any of the following locations on the dates below, watch for COVID-19 symptoms.

If symptoms occur self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19 immediately.

LocationDates
Albion Park: C1 Speed Indoor Karting6pm to 7pm on Saturday 11 July 
Belfield: Mancini’s Original Woodfired Pizza8pm to 9.20pm on Friday 10 July
Belmore: Canterbury Leagues Club11pm on Saturday 4 July to 1am on Sunday 5 July
Bowral: Woolworths   12pm to  9pm on Saturday 11 July and   
12pm to  9pm on Sunday 12 July 
Brighton Le Sands: Hurricanes Grill6pm to 9pm on Saturday 11 July 
Campbelltown: Bavarian Macarthur  7.30pm to 9pm on Saturday 11 July
Campbelltown: Macarthur Tavern  9.15pm on Saturday 11 July to 12.40am on Sunday 12 July 
Campbelltown: West Leagues Club8pm on Friday 10 July to 12am on Saturday 11 July and
12am – 2.30am on Sunday 12 JulySelf-isolate immediately and get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible, even if you do not have any symptoms.Stay at home until you get your results.If your test is negative and you develop respiratory symptoms within 14 days, please get tested again.
Casula: Kmart (Casula Mall)5pm on Friday 10 July to 12am on Saturday 11 July   
Narellan Town Centre: Kmart, Target, Best & Less, H&M and food courtMonday 6 July
North Wollongong: Rashays7pm – 9pm on Saturday 11 July 
Parramatta: Milky Lane2pm – 3pm on Saturday 11 July
Pyrmont: Star City Casino8pm – 10.30pm on Saturday 4 July 
Revesby: Bankstown YMCA4pm – 8pm on Thursday 9 July and
8am – 12pm on Saturday 11 July 
Tahmoor: Pharmacy for Less 9am – 10.40am on Sunday 12 July
Villawood: Zone Bowling 11am – 3pm on Saturday 27 June
Wetherill Park: Stockland Mall   
 
Saturday 4 July, Sunday 5 July, Thursday 9 July, Friday 10 July, Saturday 11 July, Sunday 12 July, Tuesday 14 July

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