Gosford Sailing Club will continue to admit only fully vaccinated patrons beyond the December 15 relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions.
The club said in a statement this week that it had implemented numerous measures to alleviate the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
“However the level of mitigation from excluding those who are not fully vaccinated cannot be achieved through other available controls,” the statement said.
“The GSC Board’s priority has always been, and continues to be, the safety and wellbeing of our members, guests and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic above all else.
“As such, the Board has made the decision to permit entry only to fully vaccinated members and guests beyond Wednesday, December 15.
“This decision will also affect sailing events, training programs, courses, and all volunteer activities where any non-vaccinated sailor will not be allowed to partake (further details will be available soon via the Sailing Office).
“This decision was not taken lightly.
“In conjunction with avoiding the financial impact the club would suffer if it were to shut down for any period of time, we are committed to serving our community by providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all, and we believe these measures will enable us to continue to do so.”
The decision will be reviewed by January 31, 2022, factoring in the COVID-19 climate in Australia at the time.
Media release, Dec 11
Gosford Sailing Club