IMPORTANT COVID INFORMATION UPDATE

We thank all club members and users of the Busselton Tennis Club facilities for their understanding, patience and support as the BTC Management Committee deals with the demands of the ever-evolving COVID -19 situation.

The Busselton Tennis Club is following all WA Government guidelines and directives on COVID-19. Masks are now required to be worn for entry into the Clubhouse and all indoor club facilities (unless medically exempt).

As of 6pm, 5th February, 2022 the Busselton Tennis Club wishes to advise that the Club has formalised a policy for entry to organised club play, competitions or social events that requires all participants, visitors, and Club members over the age of 16 years to provide evidence of being at least “COVID-19 double vaccinated” in accordance with the WA Government regulations. This policy is in compliance with the WA Government’s “Proof of vaccination Directions No.2” dated the 29th January, 2022 under the “Emergency Management Act 2005 (WA).

Proof of vaccination (or medical exemptions), needs to be in a manner prescribed as acceptable by the WA Government,

Conditions of Entry to Busselton Tennis Club:

•       Entry into the Busselton Tennis Club grounds at the times of organised play, competitions or social events will not be permitted unless individuals are willing to present Proof of Vaccination or medical exemption. This applies to visitors, hirers, players and Club members, service providers and contractors.

Outside the times of organised play, competitions or social events ALL visitors and members will continue to have access to the tennis court facilities via our online court booking system (www.busseltontennisclub.com.au They will also have access to toilet facilities on the western side of the clubhouse but not to the Clubhouse or veranda.

•       Members may provide evidence of their vaccination status in advance to confirm multiple entry to the Club facilities. The documentation simply needs to be sighted by a delegated club representative and recorded as such. This record will be subject to privacy protection requirements under state and federal legislation.

•       For the majority of Members who have voluntarily already provided this information - thank you.

•       For Members who have not already done so, you can provide the information physically to a delegated Management Committee representative or email a jpeg or pdf of your certificate to secretary@busseltontennisclub.com.au . The email will be deleted once the information has been sighted and securely logged.

•       For event organisers hiring club facilities, they must give a written undertaking to ensure their attendees are aware of these the Club’s COVID Compliance requirements in advance of the event.

•       We understand if you do not wish to provide this information but please note, without evidence of your vaccination status you will not be able to participate in organised play and events at Busselton Tennis Club until further notice.

•       For individuals who feels they have extenuating circumstances that Busselton Tennis Club Management Committee should take into account, please feel free to outline these either in writing (secretary@busseltontennisclub.com.au) or in-person to a Member of the Management Committee and the Management Committee will give careful consideration to your request.

The BTC COVID vaccination policy will be reflected in the Club’s COVID SAFETY Plan. The Plan continues to include QR sign-in or paper register, social distancing, use of face masks when indoors, encouraging Members and visitors to make frequent use of hand sanitiser and racquet taps on the court rather than hand-shakes. A copy of the Plan will be posted on the Clubhouse noticeboard shortly.

Thank you for the support and encouragement shown to the Management Committee in these very demanding times. We are trying to work in the best interest of the majority of the Club Membership, Visitors and the wider community and recognise we won’t always get it right

We will continue to keep you up to date with changes as they come to hand.

On behalf of the Management Committee,

Yours sincerely,

Maureen McDaniell

President

Busselton Tennis Club

4 February 2022