Message from the Club President

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The Club President Andrew Paris sent the following message to the members on the 29th May 2020, following the lifting of certain restrictions by the Health Superintendent’s Office:

 

Dear Members,

I trust that you and your loved ones are well and are looking forward to some much-needed respite after a challenging and surreal few months. I am aware that Club Secretary Mark Vassallo has kept you all up to date with the goings-on at the club and I would like to take this opportunity to thank my fellow committee members for rising to the occasion in such difficult moments, which go down as among the most challenging times in my 20 plus years at the helm of the club. I would also like to thank those members who have entrusted us with their membership renewal, even at a time where matters were less clear than they are today. Your support means a lot to us and I am sure that others will renew shortly.

As a pharmacist by profession, I am only too aware of the need to have safety protocols in place to try and keep Exiles as COVID 19 – free as possible. Having said this, it is up to each and every one of us to mitigate our individual risks, doing what we feel we are comfortable in doing to be as safe as possible. Below are a few measures we have in place :

 

  1. We have placed alcohol-based sanitisers at the two entrances of the club, at the outdoor showers and in the bathrooms.
  2. Changing rooms and indoor showers are temporarily closed.
  3. The common parts – shower push buttons, bathrooms and railings will be wiped with soap and water on an hourly basis when our attendant is working.
  4. All chairs will be washed with soap and water at the end of the day OR at the start of the next day. These will be placed in an area that will be marked that they have been sanitised.  For everybody`s safety, you are expected to return your chair when you leave and place it in an area marked for chairs that need to be sanitised. Once our attendant sanitises them, they will be moved to the sanitised chairs area.
  5. Sunbeds will also be sanitised at the start of day and any sunbeds that are vacated will be resanitised.

 

As I have stated these protocols will be in place. Having said that we depend on everyone`s co-operation for this to be fully implemented. For this reason, especially for vulnerable members, I would suggest the following :

 

  1. Wipe your chair prior to using it with an alcohol wipe, just in case somebody has touched it, especially the arms of the chair.
  2. Sanitise your hands whenever you touch a common area such as a shower button, a railing or a swimming ladder. It might be more convenient to carry a small hand sanitiser in your bag.
  3. If you feel that you are particularly vulnerable, avoid peak times at the club especially Sundays. It might be wise to come down in the mornings Monday to Friday which is usually quiet.
  4. Make use of all the space available, If necessary use the lower deck which tends to be less crowded.

 

Finally, we ask you all to respect the social distancing rules and not crowd up close to one another. The advantage is that it is still early in the season so relatively quiet.

 

One last thing. Summer has started early and will last long. We urge you to enjoy it to the full

Andrew Paris

President - Exiles Sports Club

 

 

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