CV19 Statement

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Update 22/03/2020

So we knew this was probably going to happen and hey it did.
The Prime Minister made a statement to people of Australia tonight 22/03/2020

The main part we are concerned with is here :

”Australian governments are focused on working together to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) to save lives.
Every extra bit of time allows us to better prepare our health system and put measures in place to protect Australian lives.

We will be living with this virus for at least six months, so social distancing measures to slow this virus down must be sustainable for at least that long to protect Australian lives, allow Australia to keep functioning and keep Australians in jobs. 

The Prime Minister, state and territory Premiers and Chief Ministers met on 22 March 2020 as the National Cabinet. They agreed to further actions to support social distancing measures already put in place and protect the Australian community from the spread of coronavirus.

Practicing good hygiene and keeping a healthy physical distance between individuals is our most powerful weapon in fighting this virus and saving lives. The failure of some businesses and members of the public to do this puts people’s lives at risk.

We need every Australian to do their bit to save the lives of other Australians.
Leaders thank those members of the public who are adhering to social distancing measures. However, leaders expressed their disappointment at some members of the community who are disregarding social distancing measures and, by doing so, putting the lives of older and vulnerable Australians at risk.
If we want to slow the spread, everyone must implement appropriate social distancing in accordance with state and territory laws.

Places of social gathering

National Cabinet agreed to move to more widespread restrictions on social gatherings.

Premiers and Chief Ministers agreed to implement, through state and territory laws, new Stage 1 restrictions on social gatherings, to be reviewed on a monthly basis.
Australians should expect these measures to be in place for at least 6 months.
The following facilities will be restricted from opening from midday local time 23 March 2020:
Pubs, registered and licenced clubs (excluding bottle shops attached to these venues), hotels (excluding accommodation)

  • Gyms and indoor sporting venues 
  • Cinemas, entertainment venues, casinos, and night clubs
  • Restaurants and cafes will be restricted to takeaway and/or home delivery
  • Religious gatherings, places of worship or funerals (in enclosed spaces and other than very small groups and where the 1 person per 4 square metre rule applies).

Isolated remote community hubs are not included in these restrictions.
Other facilities are not impacted, but will be considered under stage 2 restrictions, if necessary.
These measures also apply to outdoor spaces associated with the above venues.”

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The section that our customers are interested in is 

  • Gyms and indoor sporting venues 
  • Cinemas, entertainment venues, casinos, and night clubs

 

How will thiss affect our customers ?

Essentially, even though we have met and surpassed the requirements, as many people can attest to in the last two days, we cannot remain open.
We must abide by the direction, meaning,  we will be closed for 3 – 6 months, shorter if all things go well, as of Midday 23/03/2020

I know many league players will be very dissappointed.

All of the deposits we have for all of your parties and groups have been kept and are safe.

You will be able to use them when you re book.
Our Current booking sheets will be the reciept book of all these bookings.
If it takes 12 to 18 months to re book you all back into a place of your choosing – then so be it, we will honour all of them.

Please dont call and ask about your current bookings and when you can re shedule, we will be trying to call all of you for that period ….
We have no idea when the restrictions will be lifted, as soon as they are, even if its just a small one to allow us to trade in a smaller way we will advise everyone on this page and in Face Book.
To be openly honest with you all, we have actually cried with this news, we’re not sure that a lot of people understand, we love our work, even though recently I have been severly cut back with health issues. No not Corona Virus, at least im ok there.

We will keep this page up to date and advise our customers as soon as we know of any changes that may affect us all.
As a community we will not give in to scaremongering, but remain calm and armed with facts, working together to get through what is sure to be a difficult time.

We are not closing forever – we have simply been restricted from opening for between 3 to 6 months, just like all the other indoor entertainment areas.

Regards.

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