Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Customer Advice Update #2

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SGAC West HQ continues to take every precaution to ensure the health and safety of its customers and workforce as the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to evolve.

The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (as at 13 March) has issued recommendations regarding public events and spaces, noting specifically:

  • limiting non-essential organised gatherings to fewer than 500 people
  • encouraging all Australians to exercise personal responsibility for social distancing measures
  • initiating measures to protect vulnerable populations, such as reducing visitors to all residential care facilities and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

West HQ has reviewed its normal (non-event) attendance records and can confirm that it does not hold more than 500 people within the normal course of day-to-day SGAC business.

Based on this information we will continue to operate our normal classes, whilst the following controls have been enhanced:

  1. All gymnastics students MUST sanitise their hands prior to commencing class
  2. West HQ has introduced digital communications to reinforce safe hygiene practices
  3. Classes have been modified, where possible, to minimise body to body contact
  4. Increased touch point sanitising by our on-site cleaning staff for all common areas including change rooms and equipment
  5. At SGAC, no parent, family member or non-essential person can enter the ground floor gymnastics environment as per our standard terms and conditions
  6. Where possible, families should limit the number of spectators attending the facility
  7. Follow all guidelines as issued by NSW Health. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING COMPETITIVE GYMNASTICS

Today, SGAC have been advised the following Gymnastics NSW and Gymnastics Australia events have been either cancelled or postponed:

CANCELLED Gymnastics NSW events effective March 16, 2020

  • Senior State Championships – Aerobic and Rhythmic Gymnastics
  • Senior State Championships – Acrobatic, Men’s Artistic, Trampoline and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics
  • All State Team training
  • Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Level 7 Border Challenge trial
  • FreeG Grand Prix 1
  • Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Grand Prix 1
  • GNSW Senior Performance team Ollerup Tour

POSTPONED Gymnastics NSW events effective March 16, 2020

  • Rhythmic Gymnastics Multiples State Championships
  • Aerobic Gymnastics Junior State Championship Trial
  • All Men’s Artistic State Squads (Senior, Development and Team Future)
  • Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Team Future Clinic
  • Building for Tomorrow GFA Clinic
  • Aerobic Gymnastics Junior State Championship Trial
  • Aerobic level 2-5 Workshop 1

Gymnastics NSW Education

Effective March 16, 2020, all coach and judge education is cancelled.
The education team will be in contact with current enrolled participants to discuss their options.

Regional Events and Competitions

Effective March 16, 2020, all Regional education and competitions are postponed. Gymnastics NSW will work with Regional Committees to arrange future events and education

Gymnastics Australia events cancelled effective 17 March 2020

  • Acrobatic Australian Championships 1-3 May
  • Australian Championships 18-30 May

In line with Gymnastics NSW and Gymnastics Australia, SGAC will also be cancelling its
In-House Recreational / Foundations Gym Sport Competition due to be held on Sunday March 29, 2020.

SGAC will be placing all cancelled event paid competition entry fees onto family credit. This should occur within 5-7 business days. In the case where you would like an alternate arrangement please contact our customer service team on 9851 5811.

At West HQ we want to continue to provide our fitness activities to our customers because we know the importance it has to peoples’ overall well-being. We continue to vigilantly monitor all developments and follow advice immediately as issued by NSW Health and relevant related bodies in order to keep our patrons and workforce safe, fit, and healthy.

If your child is unwell or unable to participate in class please be proactive and contact the SGAC Customer Service team, as per the relevant absence policy.

For further medical advice, please contact your GP or local emergency department or call the health direct helpline 1800 022 222.

Together let’s work through this.

 

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