NOTICE to Members
Riverstone Schofields Memorial Club is a COVIDSafe Venue and the health, safety and wellbeing of staff, patrons and the community is of utmost importance to our decisions.
With the ongoing impacts and uncertainty regarding Covid-19 and the Omicron variant, the Club has resolved to extend the mandatory vaccination policy until at least 31st January 2022. As such all persons aged 18 years and over will be required to provide the acceptable and approved evidence of their double Vaccination against Covid-19 or medical exemption prior to entering the premises.
The Club has made the decision for the following reasons:
- The Club has a duty of care to ensure the health and safety of staff and patrons under the Work Health & Safety Act 2011 (NSW) and under general law.
- The Doherty Modelling Report prepared for the National Cabinet states that people who are not fully vaccinated have a high risk of transmitting COVID-19 to workers and patrons. Given the overwhelming research supporting the finding, precluding patrons who are not fully vaccinated will reduce the likelihood that fully vaccinated staff and patrons will be exposed to the coronavirus or contract COVID-19.
- While the Club is implementing other controls to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission as outlined in our COVID-19 Venue Safety Plan, the level of mitigation from excluding those who are not fully vaccinated cannot be achieved through other available controls.
The COVID-19 Policy for Members, Staff and Guests will be reviewed in January 2022
We thank you for your understanding and support in keeping our Club safe.