At last it is time to say, ‘Welcome back’. We have recently been informed,
by Yarra Ranges Shire Council, that all venues may now be used and so we
are in a position to open up the Court House for the running of courses and
other activities. In the new ‘Covid-normal’ environment there are protocols
and obligations we must all meet regarding hygiene and
numbers per venue and your committee is working through all of this so
that we are ready to commence courses on 8 February. It will involve
new routines as we enter and depart facilities. For example, course
members will be required to complete a contact tracing
register prior to each course starting, surfaces will have to be
cleaned after each course is completed, and so on.
Prior to the commencement of the year’s courses, the Course
Coordinator (George Doig) and Safety Officer (Ian Evenden) will be
briefing Course Leaders on these new routines but the responsibility is
not all theirs. These are responsibilities we must all take in order to
ensure the safety of each and every member. We must not become
complacent. We will be purchasing a supply of sanitisers, wipes and
disinfectants for the Court House, as well as making some available
for other venues including member’s homes where courses take place.
Please diarise the following Important Dates:
- Registration Days: Tuesday 19- Friday 22 January (inclusive)
- Courses resume: Monday 8 February
A more detailed letter will be sent to each member early in
January regarding available courses, registration times, procedures
and protocols to follow.
We invite you all to a “Friday at Five Get Together” on the 8th and
22nd January at 5pm, to be held in the garden at the Court House. It
will be a BYO everything function (chairs, drinks, food etc).
The Court House will not be opened, so it will be weather dependent on those
dates. We have purchased a gazebo for some shade and shelter with
thoughts for more of these activities in the future. We hope we see
many of you there and please bring a musical instrument if you play.
I am looking forward to the year and am delighted that we can now
get on with the business of enjoying each other’s company in a