Golf Australia Covid 19 Update from 22 and 23rd December 2020

Sorry for delay in posting  – all clubs were email directly by Golf Australia.

COVID-19 Update #2 for Queensland Clubs & Facilities 22/12/20

UPDATE #2 – Tuesday 22 Decemeber 2020, sent 4:00pm

Further to our update this morning (see below UPDATE #), please be advised that we have been informed that the requirement to transition to electronic contact tracing takes effect from 1:00am tomorrow, Wednesday 23 December 2020

UPDATE #1 – Tuesday 22 December 2020, sent 10:00am

Golf Australia is writing to provide further assistance and guidance to Queensland golf clubs and facilities regarding the latest update from Queensland Governments relating to COVID-19 restrictions.

Over the weekend, the Premier made an announcement that all businesses have 72 hours to move away from paper-based check-ins when collecting contact tracing information.

 

“So we are giving a very clear message to our pubs, clubs and cafes right across Queensland, that you will have 72 hours to get your house in order and that means you must have QR Codes or you must have electronic devices in place otherwise you will be going back to the one per 4 square meter and people will not be able to stand up and enjoy their drinks”, the Premier said.

 

What does this mean for club?

If a Club operates an existing electronic system of ‘sign in’, that collects necessary contact tracing information, this will be sufficient.

 

If a Club operates a manual system of sign-in, the Club will also now need implement an electronic system to gather contact tracing information, such as using a QR code system.

In relation to patrons who do not use smart phone technology and are unable to use a QR code system, this issue is currently being confirmed with Queensland Health. Until we obtain more clarity, Clubs should ensure such patrons use any other available system, which may include a paper based system. If using a paper based system, Clubs should ensure that entries are scrutinised to ensure handwriting is legible.

The Queensland Government will be conducting a compliance blitz including spot checks and inspections as an additional safeguard for the community.

Clubs will have until 1:00am on Wednesday 23 December 2020 to ensure compliance in this regard.

 

We wish to remind everyone of the importance of complying with existing health requirements, particulary with regards to social distancing, hand hygiene and contact tracing.

 

If you have any further questions, please contact:

Luke Bates

Golf Australia QLD State Manager

lukeb@golf.org.au