It has now been confirmed a member who attended the Cape Schanck site on Wednesday 30 December 2020 has tested positive to Covid-19.
The Club’s Covid-Safe plan was immediately actioned and a variety of measures have been undertaken to contain the exposure and risk. The relevant authorities have outlined the Club’s response to the situation was exemplary.
The Club has conducted a workplace risk assessment and as a result of the prompt action to implement the required procedures, considers it is able to continue operations as usual.
As previously advised, the member was in the Clubhouse and Golf Shop between 11.38am and 11.42am and as far as we understand did not come in close contact with any other member. The member did not utilise the Bar or Restaurant facilities, including the toilets or Locker Rooms.
There were two touch points in the Golf Shop which have been subsequently thoroughly disinfected (the touch screen for golf registration and the Golf Shop counter). The affected area of the Clubhouse and Golf Shop was also deep cleaned by an external contractor last evening.
Any member who was in the Clubhouse or Golf Shop on Wednesday between 11.38am and 11.42am is advised to self-isolate, be alert to any symptoms of Covid-19 and get tested if symptoms arise.
As the member played a number of holes on the Moonah course prior to leaving the site, a further touch point has possibly been identified in that the member retrieved his ball from the first three holes. Any person who played on the Moonah course from noon onwards should be aware of this and take the required precautionary measures, including self-isolating and getting tested.
The flagsticks and golf holes have all now been thoroughly disinfected.
If a member introduced a guest to Cape Schanck yesterday, they are requested to provide all of this information to them.
The re-emergence of community outbreaks in Victoria must serve as a reminder to all members to be vigilant about the possible onset of Covid-19 symptoms. If you have any related symptoms you must not attend the Club and you should immediate immediately self-isolate and be tested.