COVID-19

COVID Restrictions at the Castle Hill Senior Citizens Club (week commencing 28/2/2022)

Following the relaxation of COVID restrictions by the NSW Government on 25th February 2022 the management committee discussed the changes in rules, masks in the club, vaccination, physical distancing in the club and whether the double tables can be split up again, chair spacing etc.

The management committee decided that from 28th February 2022 until further notice all members and visitors who attend the club:

  • must be fully vaccinated,

  • should wear a mask if they cannot maintain suitable physical distancing. Wearing a mask is not mandatory but is encouraged,

  • should refrain from moving furniture which has been placed to encourage physical distancing and if furniture is moved it must be replaced in its original position at the end of the activity,

  • should be aware of the club's COVID safe plan (see below and at the club) which includes common sense rules such as not attending the club if you have any symptoms of illness.

As all of our activities are run by dedicated volunteers the club also has to be mindful of the concerns of our volunteer activity coordinators who might otherwise wish to limit their social activities if case numbers rise within the community.

See you at the club,

Peter Ivanov

President


Ongoing advice to all members

The NSW Department of Health advises that in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 you should:

  • wash your hands often with soap and water. This includes before and after eating and after going to the toilet

  • use alcohol-based hand sanitisers when you can’t use soap and water

  • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

  • clean and disinfect surfaces you use often such as benchtops, desks and doorknobs

  • clean and disinfect objects you use often such as mobile phones, keys, wallets and work passes

  • use tap and go instead of cash where possible

  • increase the amount of fresh air by opening windows or changing air conditioning

Symptoms of infection can include any of fever, cough, sore/scratchy throat, shortness of breath, loss of smell, loss of taste, runny nose, muscle pain, joint pain, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting or loss of appetite.

Background

On 11th March 2020 the World Health Organisation officially declared the spread of Coronavirus a pandemic.

Coronavirus disease was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China and has now (22nd November 2022) infected more than 638 million people in all countries and territories with more than 6,622,000 deaths*.

The Management Committee will continue to monitor developments and take actions as required. For those members who do not use email or the internet, the message on the Club telephone number (02) 9680 3958 will be changed to reflect the current situation with respect to Club activities.

Any member wishing to read more about the Novel Coronavirus, the disease it causes (COVID-19), its spread and treatments, may find the following reading list useful.