COVID-19 Club update

COVID SAFETY PLAN

Please note it is mandatory to wear a face mask when visiting the Pro Shop. Whilst it is not mandatory to wear a face mask in the Clubhouse, it is preferred that customers wear a face mask when entering, exiting and queuing inn the Clubhouse.

Please respect the safety of all Members, guests and staff.

UPDATED FRIDAY 8 JANUARY AT 7PM

Residents from the Northern Zone of the Northern Beaches will be able to visit the Course and Clubhouse from Sunday 10th January.

UPDATED SATURDAY 2 JANUARY AT 2.15PM

Following this morning’s announcement from the NSW Government, the Clubhouse, White Rock Cafe and Golf Course will open on Sunday 3rd January 2021 to residents of Greater Sydney and Regional NSW. The Southern Zone of Northern Beaches is now classified as part of Greater Sydney.

The Northern Zone of the Northern Beaches will still be excluded until restrictions permit residents from this area to visit. This restriction is being re-assessed and may change on Sunday 10th January 2021.

The NSW Government have placed strict guidelines on hospitality venues which Long Reef Golf Club will be following from Sunday 3rd January 2021. All Members and visitors wishing to enter the Clubhouse or Golf Course must present their drivers licence on entry and scan the Service NSW QR code.

To assist with the checking in process, the Club recommends downloading the Service NSW app prior to visiting the Club. If you do not have a smart phone an alternative sign in method will be provided.

For contact tracing purposes, if you visit both the Golf Course and the Clubhouse on the same day, you will be required to check in twice. Please be patient if there is a queue at the entry of the Clubhouse or Pro Shop.

It is now mandatory for hospitality employees to wear face masks and the Club encourages Members and visitors to wear a face mask on entry to the Club but can be removed whilst consuming food and beverages. Masks will be mandatory if you wish to enter the gaming room.

Our staff will have a high focus on providing a COVID Safe venue. The Board and Management ask that you please respect any direction given by a staff member.

 

UPDATED THURSDAY 31 DECEMBER 3.00PM

On Monday 28th December Long Reef Golf Course was re-opened only to residents in the Southern Zone of the Northern Beaches for recreation and exercise.

The Club is following the Public Health Order issued by the NSW Government. The Northern Beaches Council have also supported the re-opening of the golf course on the condition Members and visitors from outside the Southern Zone of the Northern Beaches do not attend the course.

If you live in the Northern Zone of the Northern Beaches or in Greater Sydney (outside of the Northern Beaches) you must not visit Long Reef Golf Course. 

The Southern Zone of the Northern Beaches will be based on following map https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules/northern-beaches.

On arrival to the Golf Course all Members and visitors must scan the Service NSW QR code and present their drivers licence to the staff member at the register.

If you don’t have a mobile phone or are unable to scan the QR code please let the staff know and they will provide an alternative register.

Members will be updated on the restrictions following the NSW Government announcement expected on Saturday 2nd January 2021.

UPDATED SUNDAY 27 DECEMBER AT 1PM

The Board has decided to re-open the golf course, effective from tomorrow Monday 28 December 2020 only for residents who live in the Southern Zone of the Northern Beaches. The Clubhouse will remain closed.

With the number of cases dropping the Board is encouraged that the measures imposed by the NSW Government have been effective. The well-being of our Members and staff is our absolute priority.

The NSW Government has advised that “The southern Northern Beaches are to revert to stay-at-home provisions, allowing for outdoor gatherings of 10 people for recreation or exercise”. People from the Northern Zone of the Northern Beaches are asked not to leave their area and people from outside the Northern Beaches are asked not to come to the area. The Southern Zone of the Northern Beaches will be based on following map https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules/northern-beaches.

This decision has not been taken lightly and comes with very strict conditions that all Members and social players MUST adhere to in accordance with the NSW Government advice:

  • The golf course at this stage will only be open to people who live in the southern zone of the Northern Beaches.(this will be eased once the advice from the NSW Government is relaxed)
  • On attending the Pro-shop you MUST produce your Driver’s License to prove that you live in the correct zone. If you cannot produce your DL you will be asked to leave.
  • You will need to sign in using the QR Code at the Pro-shop.
  • Bookings must be made on the sheet, with Members having priority access. Social players will have access after Members.
  • If you come to the course without a booking you will be asked to leave.
  • Social Distancing practices to be strictly complied with.
  • Groups of 4 will be allowed.
  • Competitions will be played on each day from Tuesday 29th December.
  • A scanner will be placed in the Pro-shop to enter cards after the round.
  • All carts will be sanitized by the Pro-shop after use.
  • Whilst the bubblers have not been turned off, Members are encouraged to bring their own water.
  • Remain in your car until 15 minutes prior to tee time.
  • Exit the Golf Course immediately upon conclusion of the round and entering your card at the scanner.
  • The driving range, chipping green, nets and putting green will be open.
  • No congregating in any areas of the course.
  • The Clubhouse is closed – no access to any area.
  • Pins are to be left in the hole at all times.
  • Rakes have been removed from bunkers and 30 cm preferred lie is allowed.

These conditions are necessarily restrictive and firm. I cannot over-state the collective responsibility to practice “social distancing” while at the Club.

We have re-opened our facilities to provide a facility for exercise for our Membership, within the law and with regard to important public health directives. You must abide by the directions of our staff when at the Club, they are under immense pressure to ensure that we abide by the current Public Health Orders. Please note, Members ignoring the above arrangements will be subject to formal disciplinary proceedings.

Time sheet opening times:
Monday 28/12 opens 5.30pm Sunday
Tuesday 29/12 opens 6.00pm Sunday
Wednesday 30/12 opens 6.30pm Sunday
Thursday 31/12 opens 4.00pm Monday
Friday 1/1 opens 4.30pm Monday
Saturday 2/1 opens 5.00pm Monday
Sunday 3/1 opens 5.30pm Monday
All other timesheets will revert to normal opening period including Monday 4th January.

We have an opportunity to enjoy our golf course again, if we all act responsibly.

 

UPDATED WEDNESDAY 23RD DECEMBER AT 4PM

The Board wishes to advise that Long Reef Golf Club will remain closed until midnight on Sunday 27 December 2020. With the NSW Government only making “modest changes” to COVID restrictions in the Northern Beaches, the Board believes that it is in the best interest of the Club and its Members to remain closed. The well-being of the Members and staff are the Board’s priority. This decision has not been made lightly.

Members are asked NOT to visit the course and practice during this closure.

The Board will meet again on Sunday afternoon to review the decision. We will keep you updated with any changes through emails and the website.

Time sheets will not be available on the website until after the Board has decided to re-open the course.

I urge all Members if you feel unwell, or have been in contact with someone that has tested positive, or if you have visited any of the premises listed on the NSW Health advice website to self-isolate and get tested. LRGC Members who fall into any of these categories please do not visit the Club for a period of 14 days.

 

UPDATED SUNDAY 20TH DECEMBER AT 12.50PM

The Board wishes to advise that Long Reef Golf Club will be closed until midnight on Wednesday 23 December 2020 in line with the public health orders made by the NSW Government.

Members are asked NOT to visit the course and practice during this closure.

We anticipate re-opening the course on Thursday 24 December and the Clubhouse on Saturday 26 December. However as this is a developing situation we will keep you updated with any changes as they arise through emails and the website.

During this period, the course staff will continue to maintain the course. Reception will be open for phone enquiries on Monday – Wednesday between 9am –3pm on 9971 8113. The Pro-Shop will be open between the hours of 9am -1pm and can be contacted on 9982 2943 (subject to COVID testing).

New time sheets will not be available on the website until after an update from the Government on Wednesday. We will email Members once we have clarity.

A public golfer has tested positive to COVID. This person attended the Pro-Shop on Monday 14 December at 4.30pm and then played some holes. This person did not enter the Clubhouse. Pro-Shop staff will be tested this afternoon.

I urge all Members if you feel unwell, or have been in contact with someone that has tested positive, or if you have visited any of the premises listed on the NSW Health advice website to self-isolate and get tested. LRGC Members who fall into any of these categories please do not visit the Club for a period of 14 days.

UPDATED FRIDAY 18TH DECEMBER AT 12.10PM

Thank you for your understanding following last evening’s decision to close the Clubhouse and Golf Course on Friday 18th December.

The Clubhouse and Golf Course will remain closed on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th December as a precautionary measure. NSW Health has issued advice for the Northern Beaches residents to stay at home, so the Board has decided it would be irresponsible to encourage Members and guests to attend the Club and Golf Course over the weekend.

The status of the Clubhouse and Golf Course for Monday 21st December and thereafter will be reassessed on Sunday 20th December after further advice from NSW Health.

If any Members wish to contact the Club, Reception will be attended between the hours of 9am to 3pm.

UPDATED THURSDAY 17TH DECEMBER AT 8.00PM

Long Reef Golf Club has made the decision to close the Clubhouse and Golf Course on Friday 18th December following advice from NSW Health regarding the recent outbreak of Coronavirus on the Northern Beaches.

We have not been asked to close and have not been named as a venue of close contact but belief it is in the best interest of our Members, guests and staff to cease trading and comply with the advice from NSW Health.

We will update this page with more information on Friday 17th December.

Updated Thursday 17th December

Following two new positive cases of COVID-19 on the Northern Beaches on Wednesday 16th December, we urge all Members and guests to read the most recent NSW Health Public Health Alert for the Northern Beaches:

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/news/Pages/20201216_04.aspx 

If you have visited any of the venues listed in the NSW Public Health Alert or feeling unwell please do not visit Long Reef Golf Club until you have tested negative or completed 14 day isolation.

Updated 9th December 2020

The following restrictions remain in place when visiting Long Reef Golf Club:

  • Members must swipe their Membership card upon entry to the Club.
  • Non-members must provide Proof of ID as well as a contact number.
  • Venue Capacity is limited to 1 customer per 2 square metres of space
  • Customers must remain seated whilst indoors, unless ordering or
    visiting bathrooms. Customers can stand outdoors including the terrace.
  • It is not practicable to separate tables and chairs such that there will be 1.5m physical distance between seated groups, however physical distancing will be supported by complying with the density limit in the Public Health Order.
  • “Stand Here” markers are displayed on the floor at all queuing points.
  • Please follow all directional signage.
  • Please ensure to wash hands thoroughly & sanitize.

If you are unwell or showing the mildest of symtoms please do not enter the Club. You are encouraged to test for COVID-19.

We have a Covid19 Safety plan and are committed to keeping you safe

Have you visited a COVID hotspot in the last 14 days? If so we ask you don’t visit our Club. 

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates

Thank you for abiding by our COVID Safe Plan which will allow Members to continue enjoying the Course and Club with minimal disruption.