IMPORTANT COVID INFORMATION FOR YOWANI MEMBERS AND INTERSTATE VISITORS
Yowani Country Club has taken the very difficult decision to adjust the Club’s golf course, bowling green, motel and clubhouse access entry rules to ensure only members, member’s guests and visitors from non-COVID infected areas are permitted to access the Club’s facilities until further notice.
The ACT Government has lifted COVID-19 hotspot declarations on all local government areas in Sydney except for Cumberland. Members and Visitors that reside in Cumberland or any other declared COVID infected areas (as published by the ACT and/or NSW Health websites) are asked not to attend and/or use any of the Club’s facilities at this time.
Members and visitors travelling to ACT via Cumberland or other declared COVID infected areas may transit through, but must not stop for any reason on route (including for fuel). If you do stop you will be required by the ACT Government to self isolate for 14 days on arrival to the ACT.
Yowani reserves the right to refuse access to any of the club’s facilities to any person that refuses to provide proof of residency when requested to do so or refuses or misleads Yowani staff when requesting information regarding recent travel to published COVID infected areas.
It is not Yowani’s intention to cause offence and we realise this is a difficult message, but we have a responsibility to implement these measures to best protect our members and staff during these uncertain times.
FURTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON COVID-19
Yowani is continuing to tailor it’s operations to keep in line with Government rules and regulations around “social distancing” and “mass gatherings”. Below is some important information on changes that have been implemented to maximise the safety and well being of Yowani Members and Staff, including Pro Shop Staff.
YOWANI’S “RETURNING TO GOLF AND BOWLS – GUIDELINES (FRAMEWORK)” IS AVAILABLE HERE
PLEASE CONTINUE TO OBSERVE AND PRACTICE ENHANCED HYGIENE MEASURES FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL MEMBERS AND STAFF AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY, STAY AWAY FROM YOWANI IF YOU ARE FEELING UNWELL, REGARDLESS OF THE SYMPTOMS. IT IS ALSO VITALLY IMPORTANT THAT YOU SELF-ISOLATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES IF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE SUFFERING FROM COVID-19 OR IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY RETURNED FROM OVERSEAS.
PLEASE CONTACT THE CLUB IMMEDIATELY (CLUB@YOWANI.COM.AU) IF YOU HAVE TESTED POSITIVE TO COVID-19 AND HAVE VISITED THE CLUB IN THE LEAD UP TO YOUR POSITIVE DIAGNOSIS.
GOVERNMENTS HAVE ADVISED ALL PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 70 TO REMAIN AT HOME WHENEVER POSSIBLE. ALTHOUGH GOLF AND BOWLS ARE IMPORTANT METHODS OF EXERCISE AND RECREATION FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS, YOWANI STRONGLY URGES ANY MEMBER OVER THE AGE OF 70 TO CONSIDER THIS ADVICE PRIOR TO BOOKING A COMPETITION TEE TIME OR ENJOYING A ROLL-UP.
With the exception of the above notice regarding interstate visitor restrictions to Yowani, social golf is available but bookings are ESSENTIAL – please phone the Pro Shop (6228 9745) well in advance to book your social round. Non-members are required to provide contact details for tracing purposes.
Yowani Competition Changes
Yowani Country Club will continue to implement the advice and rules set by the Australian and ACT Governments relating to COVID-19.
Due to current “Returning to Sport” rules, competition golf at Yowani has effectively returned to normal subject to social gathering and social distancing protocols whilst participating in outdoor pursuits. The previously adopted Temporary Rules of Golf will remain in place for the safety of all participants and staff.
Access to Bowls at Yowani is subject to the following interim protocols: Yowani Country Club Interim Social bowls Procedures – 18052020
Yowani’s motel accommodation is currently open, albeit with reduced Reception hours. Please contact the club on (02) 6241 3377 during business hours (M to F) for accommodation enquiries and bookings. Yowani’s units are ideal for someone traveling and keeping within the current social distance guidelines as they are semi self-contained so guests can cater for themselves.
PERSONAL HYGIENE REQUIREMENTS
Members will be aware of the considerable reporting on the Coronavirus that is occurring and should keep themselves informed about government health advice. This advice is available Here
In this regard there are a number of simple measures we can all take to minimise the potential for contracting or spreading the infection. These include:
- No handshaking, high fives or fist pumps – congratulate/thank your fellow Member with a thumbs up;
- Do not share food or water;
- Cover nose and mouth with tissue or flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing;
- Keep 1.5m distance from anyone at all times;
- Use alcohol-based hand wash where available;
- Wash hands with soap and water and dry with paper towel before and after games;
- Avoid picking up another players bowl or golf ball; and
- Any member with flu-like symptoms should exclude themselves from play at the first sign of symptoms and seek medical advice.