It’s been closed since March, but now the Long Jetty and District Senior Citizens’ Club Inc. is preparing to reconvene under a new banner.
The club has rebranded into the Long Jetty Over 50’s Club for Leisure and Learning and is now aiming to be up and running by October 6.
With more than 1,000 members enjoying the club’s social offerings, as well as its array of activities, planning for the reopening has been a slow and thorough process, due to 72 per cent of that membership falling into the high risk category for Covid.
But according to Club Publicity Officer, Betty Brown, several safety measures have been put in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of members.
“The club has developed a Reopening Plan which has been approved by the relevant authorities and will offer a limited programme of activities based on restricted numbers entering club premises,” Brown explained.
“Initially, participation in the activity will be by invitation only, so that numbers can be managed.
“As the club is run by its members, a successful re-opening is dependent on members volunteering to cover the health and safety regulations put in place by the NSW Government, such as social distancing, hand hygiene and the policing of the regulations on club premises.
“The programme will be trialled for three weeks and then reviewed by the Committee of Management.
“The review will decide whether to continue with the initial activities only and whether the numbers of volunteers needed to ensure that all the Covid-19 regulations are covered, are available,” Brown said.
Press release, Sep 9
Betty Brown, Long Jetty Over 50’s Club for Leisure and Learning