Nedlands Yacht Club
Our members, visitors and guests are important to us here at Nedlands Yacht Club and we are concerned about the safety, health and wellbeing of all who enjoy our club including our team who help make your experience memorable.
On 12 March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic.
Whilst the threat within WA remains very low at this stage, it is important that we put in place measures to ensure that the risk of exposure to, and the spread of this virus is minimised.
The situation is currently developing on a daily basis and updates will be provided when required.
Due to the spread of coronavirus, Nedlands Yacht Club has implemented precautions following with the official Australian Government coronavirus guidelines.
Nedlands Yacht Club safeguards are directly from Australian Government Department of Health website and we ask that our members, visitors and guests follow this advice to ensure your own safety and that of our people.
Who is at risk?
In Australia, the people most at risk of getting the virus are those who have:
- recently been in mainland China
- been in close contact with someone who is a confirmed case of coronavirus If you are at risk
You need to isolate yourself if you are at risk of getting the virus. The Australian Government Department of Health has compiled and isolation guidance fact sheet which is regularly updated. Guidance as of 5th March 2020 encourages isolation of individuals that find themselves in the following circumstances:
- If you have left or transited through mainland China or Iran in the last 14 days, you must isolate yourself for 14 days from the date of leaving mainland China/Iran.
- If you have left or transited through the Republic of Korea on or after 5 March 2020 you must isolate yourself for 14 days after the date of leaving the Republic of Korea.
- If you have left or transited through Italy on or after 11 March 2020 you must isolate yourself for 14 days after the date of leaving Italy.
- If you have been in close contact with a proven case of coronavirus, you must isolate yourself for 14 days from the date of last contact with the confirmed case
How it spreads
The virus is most likely spread through:
- close contact with an infectious person
- contact with droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze
- touching objects or surfaces (like doorknobs or tables) that have cough or sneeze droplets from an infected person, and then touching your mouth or face.
Advice to Members
Everyone should practise good hygiene to protect against infections. Good hygiene includes:
- washing your hands often with soap and water
- using a disposable tissue and cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
- avoiding close contact with others, such as touching
If you are feeling unwell, please stay at home. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical advice.
If you suspect you have Covid-19 or have been in close contact with a person with confirmed Covid-19 you should contact the Corona Virus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 and follow the directions provided.
Prior to bringing a guest to club, please ascertain whether they have undertaken overseas travel to an affected area or have experienced any adverse symptoms.
You can read more about protective measures against coronavirus on the World Health Organization website.
Australian Government Department of Health does not recommend surgical masks for healthy members of the public. A surgical mask will not protect you against the virus.
What we are Doing
Nedlands Yacht Club is providing hand sanitisers (while stocks are available) in areas of the club to promote a healthy environment, and we encourage all who attend our venue (and our staff) to adhere to normal handwashing and hygiene practices.
Signage will be placed around the Clubhouse reminding members to practise good hygiene habits.
We will keep our membership informed of any developments as they arise.
We will be ensuring that all surfaces that are frequently touched are cleaned more regularly.
Thank you for your understanding and assistance in supporting us as we aim to minimise the risk to members, staff, guests and the local community.
Australian Government Department of Health alert web page (Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) health alert) for access to the most recent information.
As the coronavirus is a pandemic, Nedlands Yacht Club is following recommendations in accordance with official Australian Government coronavirus guidelines.