Notice Coronavirus

29 July 2020
QR Code Registration upon Entry

Please note the latest requirement from Brickpit.
Basically we are required to use our mobile phone to register the Brickpit's QR Code upon entry and departure from Brickpit stadium. In this way, the stadium management would be able to monitor to size of the crowd inside the stadium at all times.
On top of that we must register as usual under SUNS books (to fulfil SUNS obligatory adherance to the guidelines). 
We thank you for your cooperation.
Below is the notice from Brickpit Management.



Additional Restrictions imposed on 18 July 2020

Dear Patrons,

NSW Health has announced some new restrictions with respect to Covid -19 that will potentially affect patron’s using The Brickpit.  These new restrictions relate to people who have been in certain locations.

ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN IN VICTORIA DURING THE PAST 14 DAYS IS NOT ALLOWED TO ENTER THE BRICKPIT & SHOULD SELF ISOLATE FOR 14

People who have been at the following venues within Sydney during the designated times also are not allowed to enter The Brickpit & should self isolate for 14 days and get tested for Covid-19 immediately.

CASULA:CROSSROADS HOTEL – FRIDAY 3RD JULY TO FRIDAY 10TH JULY

CASULA:PLANET FITNESS – SATURDAY 4TH JULY TO FRIDAY 10TH JULY

PICTON:PICTON HOTEL – SATURDAY 4TH JULY, SUNDAY 5TH JULY, THURSDAY 9TH JULY, FRIDAY 10TH JULY

If anyone has been at any of the venues on the attached sheet, you should watch for Covid-19 symptoms & if symptoms occur, self isolate & get tested for Covid-19 immediately

As a group organiser, could you please relate this information to all your players & if there is anyone who falls into this category, please exclude them from coming to The Brickpit until they have completed the mandatory self isolation period.

I thank you very much for you assistance with this matter.

Regards

Michael Collings
Brickpit Stadium Supervisor | Aquatics & Brickpit | Hornsby Shire Council


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Health & Safety Guidelines

LET EVERYONE BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SAFE HYGIENE CONDUCT AND BEHAVIOR. AND LET US FOLLOW THE STRICT HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES DILIGENTLY.


Checklist 1: COVIDApp

Have everyone down loaded the COVIDSafe App?

If you have not done so, we urged that you do so as soon as possible.

Checklist 2: Avoid coming

- if you sre feeling unwell including symptoms of cold or flu

- if you are self-isolating

- if you have been in contact with someone in isolation or

- if you have returned from overseas in the last 14 days.

Organise your own Equipment

- Bring your own water bottle, sweat towels and equipment.

- Do not share bats and equipment.

Note that the water bubblers at the stadium can no longer be used.

Conditions of Entry for all players and visitors:

1) Agree with the "Member Statement of Responsibility"

2) Registration with full details before entry.
Note that there is only one entry point. The entrance to Court 1 from Court 2 shall be blocked. Registration should start about half an hour before opening time. No one is allowed into Court 1 before registration.

Please que with physical distancing while waiting for your turn to register.

And have the exact amount for the entrance fee. Try not to require change.

At the venue:

- Maintain social distancing at all times
- No spitting.
- No coughing.
- Avoid sneezing, clearing of nose.
- No handshakes
- No wiping of hands on the table under any circumstances.
- No changing or showering at the venue.
- There is a maximum limit of 4 persons inside the toilet rooms.


While at play

There would be 1 pad of sanitising tissue at each table.

All players must sanitised their hands before playing.

The Table and ball provided have already been sanitised prior.

All personal belongings are to be in your bag.

Carry your bag along with you to the table.

Leave it under the table or on the chairs (if available).

All bags must remain closed.

– No items shall be left lying on the floor

– no towels shall be placed in the playing area

Playing doubles

You are allowed to play doubles.

Your cooperation is needed at the end of the playing session

Deciding to stop play when it is within half an hour before closing time

and when other players have no indication of occupying your table, please:

1) Sanitise the table with at least 2 sheets of the wipes provided. (Use 1 sheet for half the table)

2) Similarly sanitise the ball and net stand.

4) Sanitise your hands once again.

5) Place the pad of wipes right at the center of the table, indicating that it has been sanitised.

As usual please help in packing up 5 minutes before close.

Entry fee remains at $5 per player

 

COVID-19 Liason Officers

Please report to the following Liason Officers should there be any issues:

Mondays & Fridays - Theo Morsink

Wednesdays - James Wong



Member Statement of Responsibility


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The Brickpit

 
Guidelines for Re-opening post Covid-19 Shut Down
 
Dear Patrons
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to The Brickpit from July 6th.
When you return, things will be different and this correspondence is to outline what changes have been made so that all patrons at The Brickpit can enjoy their activity of choice in a safe and respectful environment.
 
A thorough risk assessment has been performed on the facility and in light of this, the following changes have been made for your return:
 
Entering and exiting The Brickpit

Please exercise patience if entering from the car park. We only have a single door space at the bottom of the stairs which makes it extremely difficult to maintain social distancing if patrons are simultaneously entering and exiting. If possible, please walk up to the street level entrance to enter the facility.

There will be a hand sanitising station in the car park foyer. Please sanitise your hands when entering and exiting.

Only two (2) people should be in the lift at any time to comply with social distancing (unless members of the same family). Again, patience will be required if more than two people require the lift at any one time.
Entry/Exit arrows will be placed on the stairs to assist with traffic flow. Please keep left.

There will be a hand sanitising station placed at the top of the stairs.

There will be traffic flow bollards placed in the main foyer area.  Please stay on the correct side of the barrier when entering/exiting. 

The two glass doors of the main entrance will remain open to assist with greater air flow.

Social distancing and gatherings

There should be no mass congregations within the foyer area. Please exercise  social distancing in line with government guidelines.

There will be limited spectator chairs on each court to comply with social distancing guidelines. Please do not move these chairs any closer to each other. If you are an organiser of a larger group, you may wish to consider staggering the arrival of your group members so there aren’t too many people waiting to participate in your activity.

Player register

As a group organiser, please keep a register of your players attending each day.  This will assist with contact tracing if we do have a confirmed new case of COVID-19.

Drinking water

Please encourage your members to bring their own full water bottle. The current filtered
water bubblers will have the mouth fountain disabled. The water bottle fountain will remain allowing water bottles to be re-filled if required.

Bathrooms and change rooms

Bathrooms will have signage indicating the maximum number of people who should be in there at any one time. If you enter and the maximum number is already in there, please exit and wait or try one of the other bathrooms.

Initially, it is highly recommended that you shower at home after playing at The Brickpit, however there will be limited showering facilities available (every 2nd shower cubicle will be locked within each changeroom).

Hand sanitising stations will be placed at either end of the change rooms foyer (near where the water fountains currently are) and against the wall leading down to court 4.

 Abusive behaviour

Abusive and intimidating behaviour towards other patrons will not be tolerated. If you feel another patron is not complying with the guidelines, please come and see myself or a member of my staff…please do not take matters into your own hands!

 
Cleaning

My team and I will be disinfecting high touch points (door handles, hand rails, lift buttons, etc) regularly throughout the day.

Kiosk

The kiosk will remain closed initially. Vending machines will still be available for drinks and snacks if required. Sanitising wipers will be placed at each machine so if you use one, please wipe down the buttons before and after.

If re-entering courts from kiosk areas, please be mindful of traffic flow provisions in the foyer area and comply with these.

 
Please disseminate this information to all your members. If we all follow these guidelines, we can reduce the risk of infection and get you back to regularly enjoying your activity of choice at The Brickpit.

1st July 2020

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We open again !
Mondays 6th July 2020
Wednesdays 8th July 2020
Fridays 10th July 2020


Subject to Health & Safety Guidelines
                                                                                                    29 June 2020
 
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Hi All,
Keeping fit and waiting for Brickpit's re-opening? 
This survey by our Brickpit Stadium's Manager, Micheal Collings might help to decide when it would be re-opened. I copy below his email message and link to the survey.
You may decide to participate in this survey which basically seek information about our own habitual usage of the Stadium.

Dear Patron’s,
While the Government has announced further relaxation of lockdown laws, Hornsby Council is yet to make a decision regarding the re-opening of The Brickpit.  I would expect to get some news on this within the next couple of days & as soon as I do, I will forward this to you all.
In the meantime, I would appreciate if you could complete the attached survey (link below).  If you could forward the link to as many of your participants as possible that would also be appreciated.
I hope to have some positive news for you soon

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J2M3BZM

Regards
Michael Collings
Brickpit Stadium Supervisor | Aquatics & Brickpit | Hornsby Shire Council
p 02 9847 6180 m 0434 567 128

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A message from our President Theo
21 May 2020
Hi all,
I hope you are all well and are looking forward to the restart of our Table Tennis sessions.
Please find below the latest info from Table Tennis Australia and this means we just have to wait a little bit longer.
I encourage all members to regularly read the website if they want to keep up to date on the possible restart of our Monday and Wednesday morning sessions and the Friday night competition and social play situation.
Leong has done a good job in his correspondence via Whatsapp, but of our over 200 members , only 113 have registered to join there.
This means, that quite a few members did not get our messages via Whatsapp as some correspondence had not been posted on the website.
To avoid this happening again, I encourage members to reconsider joining Whatsapp and contact Leong to get registered.
We will try to improve the messages on the Suns website and Whatsapp, so stay tuned.
In the meantime, look after yourselves and your family & friends and let’s hope it will be over soon.
Kind regards, Theo

Please click on the link below for Table Tennis Australia's latest update on 12 May regarding Covid-19 status.

https://cdn.revolutionise.com.au/news/uuwp6sctznhg2yte.pdf

 


 
18th March 2020
All events and playing sessions have been suspended with immediate effect until further notice.

18th March 2020
Due to the current coronavirus situation, SUNS has decided to close all our playing sessions with immediate effect until further notice.

We apologise for this action but this was taken in the interests of public health.

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On 30 Jan 2020, at 1:20 pm, Michael Collings <MCollings@hornsby.nsw.gov.au> wrote:

Dear Patrons
 
Council is mindful of growing community concern about Novel Coronavirus 2019 and takes these concerns seriously, as we do the safety and wellbeing of our patrons at Thornleigh Brickpit Sports Stadium
 
Consistent with the advice of the NSW Department of Education in relation to attendance at school, if you or your family have visited China in the last two weeks, Council requests that you &/or your children do not attend the Thornleigh Brickpit Sports Stadium until you’ve been back in Australia for 14 days & have no flu like symptoms.
 
For all other user groups, bookings and court usage will remain as usual. No refunds or credits will be approved unless further information is received from NSW Health enforcing immediate closures, or significant disruptions are incurred.
 
We also request members and regular users of our facilities adhere to the above mentioned request.
 
HSC remains in regular contact with NSW Health to ensure all protocols are met and adhered to, and we encourage anyone with flu-like symptoms to seek advice from your General Practitioner or local hospital.
 
Further information about the Novel Coronavirus 2019 can be obtained from NSW Health:
https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov
https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/alerts/Pages/coronavirus-faqs.aspx

Thank you for your understanding and your cooperation.

Regards
Andrew Jackson
Aquatic & Brickpit Manager | Parks, Trees & Recreation | Hornsby Shire Council
p 02 9847 6310 m 0403 135 714
e ajackson@hornsby.nsw.gov.au | w hornsby.nsw.gov.au | f facebook.com/HornsbyCouncil
 
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