COVID-19 Update for Members, October 2020

COVID SAFE Plan: Lorne Surf Life Saving Club

General club access and member information.

Hi to all our members! I hope everyone is safe and well during what can only be described as the most unusual year we have lived through.

The Lorne Surf Life Saving Club (LSLSC), along with surf clubs around the state, has been working with Life Saving Victoria (LSV) to develop a COVID Safe plan, to ensure we can safely reopen for the 2020/21 season, and hopefully deliver all the usual club activities. This plan, developed in accordance with Victorian Government requirements and the LSV COVID SAFE Plan covers all aspects of surf lifesaving activities, and importantly what we need to do to safely open.

What you need to know right now:

The clubhouse is currently closed to everyone except for the senior and youth competition team for training.

The clubhouse will be a members only clubhouse this season. Members will need their keytag to enter the clubhouse. Therefore you will need to be financial and have a current Working With Children Check. For the purpose of contact tracing there is a QR code at all entrance doors. You will need to scan this and answer the questions whenever you enter the clubhouse.

The gym will be closed for the season.

Bunk rooms will be closed for the season.

The downstairs Members Room will be closed for the season.

Change rooms will hopefully be open, but without shower access.

Patrols are expected to start late November.

Toms Bar will be open as soon as LSV guidelines permit. This will be open to members and their guests only.

Details, such as allowed activities, participation numbers etc, may and will likely change as the season progresses. We will do all we can to keep members informed, but please do your part to keep an eye on the website, the Facebook page, to keep up to date with what is and is not permitted, and what you can do to help keep us all safe this summer.

Specific club activities, such as senior training, life saving training, nippers etc, will have their own specific requirements. As and when information and details are available these will be communicated to relevant members.

We understand it is going to be a very different summer and season, and in many instances, there will be requirements and measures that may seem frustrating and annoying. But 2020 has been one heck of a different year and these measures are needed to ensure we and the Lorne community stay safe.

Please respect the guidelines to ensure the health and welfare of others and so the various activities at the club can safely continue for the full summer season. If you have child members, please ensure they understand the rules and know that they MUST do the right thing. Members, including juniors who break the rules will lose club access for the season.

Look forward to seeing everyone in Lorne, when restrictions ease.

Paul McMaster – President

October 19, 2020 Peter