COVID-19 Updates

We’re open!

We’re welcoming you back on Wednesday 3 June 2020 from 10am
Both Worrigee Sports and The Ex Servos will be opening with a big smile. 

The new normal 
Means that we’ll be adhering to government regulations, social distancing, comprehensive health and hygiene measures and some new conditions of entry. 

Our capacity rules 
Government regulations state that we can have up to 50 in designated spaces and with 4sqm ruling.

For Worrigee Sports this means we can have up to 50 people in Pepper Trees, and we will be opening The Stableford for additional dining. Plus, 50 in the Bar / Lounge and gaming areas. 

For The Ex Servos this means we can have up to 28 in The Galley and just over 50 indoor and outdoor gaming areas. 

What we are doing
A deep commercial sterilisation clean throughout both venues just prior to opening 
Additional cleaning using a fogging process 
All glass, crockery, cutlery and food equipment inspected by professional kitchen equipment servicers confirming correct safe cleaning temperatures  
Sanitiser stations available throughout
COVID Marshall inspections and directions
Staff regularly sanitising all touch points and areas

What you can do
Please respect our Members, visitors and staff with sanisiting and social distancing 
Only enter if you are feeling safe and well
Sign or swipe in on entry, leaving name and contact details for contact tracing  
Remember it’s a “new normal” and some things may have changed but we are doing our best to offer you a safe and enjoyable environment  
Make sure you book ahead at Pepper Trees
Sit in designated zones and signposted tables 
Put your cash away at food and beverage outlets and use EFTPOS

Change of trading hours 
At this stage, both Clubs will be trading:  
Sunday to Wednesday 10am to 9pm
Thursday 10am to 11pm
Friday and Saturday 10am to Midnight

Dining 
Pepper Trees will be open 
12pm to 2pm for lunch and two dinner sittings available5pm to 6.30pm and 7pm to 8.30pm, 7 days a week. Bookings are encouraged so as not to disappoint and can be made by calling 02 4421 6422. A thorough clean will be done in between sittings. 

We are NOT able to take bookings for 10 or more and groups of 10 or more will not be allowed to sit together.

The Galley 
Trading hours are 12pm to 2pm and 5pm to 8pm, 7 days. There is no need to make a booking, however, we will keep an eye on capacity and demand in the coming week. 

Eastern Tiger 
At this stage, Eastern Tiger will not be trading until further notice. 

The countdown begins
We’re working hard to welcome you ALL back. See you in 2 sleeps! 

Government Banning Orders 23 March 2020

In accordance with Government orders, the Club will be closing the doors temporarily.

We will have news to our Members, Visitors and Staff as soon as possible.

We ask for your cooperation as we evolve with the ever changing situation.

COVID-19 update re capacity and social distancing 19 March 2020

As of 18 March 2020, the Government has announced new measures banning the non essential gatherings of more than 100 people effective today. This means that we can host maximum of 100 people in one area.

The Government continues to reinforce that businesses should institute measures designed to promote social distancing. The Government’s position is that people should not be within 1.5 metres of each other for an extended period.

For both Clubs within the Shoalhaven Ex-Services Group this means the following effective immediately

Putting measures in place to minimise the capacity to 100 people within each zone in each venue.

The cancellation of all functions, entertainment and activities such as karaoke, poker, snooker, e-sports etc

Raffles and badge draws will be cancelled temporarily to meet capacity orders and in fairness to all of our Members with regards to promotions.

This month’s Birthday draws will be cancelled, however, we will be giving Members an additional 12 months from their birthday month to redeem their offers sent via the post.

The second chance monthly draw will take place, however, Members do not need to be present to claim the prize.

Other Easter activities – such as our Eggstra Easter Egg Raffles and Salty Seafood Raffles are pending decision.

This means the following for The Ex Servos

The Galley and bar remain open

Eastern Tiger will be closed temporarily

This means the following for Worrigee Sports

Pepper Trees, Sports bar and Worrigee Links remain open.

Bookings for Pepper Trees are now required with a maximum of 4 to per table. Please call 4421 0388 to book.

The Bunker will be open in the driveway at Worrigee Sports to join or renew memberships and get grab a coffee fix from 8am to 7pm.

Golfers are encouraged to socialise in the outdoor BBQ area maintaining social distance.

The Bouncing Bunnies Easter Party will be postponed, ticket holders will be notified in due course.

The upcoming UFC will be not be shown

Renew and Join

Renewing and joining members are still able to join at any time during trading hours and the competition to win a Holiday or the Car remains open. Weekly cash prizes will still be drawn and Members notified of the winner through Facebook on Sunday’s at 5.30pm.

Members who renew or join at The Bunker receive a free coffee or tea on us!

We encourage those who wish to join online at https://sesg.com.au/membership/become-a-member/

The SESG is committed to maintaining a presence in the community in these unprecedented times, and we ask for your cooperation as we evolve with the everchanging situation.  

We endeavour to keep you informed with any further changes as soon as practicable.

If you have any questions please seek to liaise with Shoalhaven Ex-Service’s Group Management.

Official Statement 17 March 2020

As a community based organisation with close to 18,000 Members we are taking advice on COVID–19 corona virus seriously, and as a result have implemented the following measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our Staff, Members, Guests and Visitors. Our primary concern will be to protect people, ensure our obligations under the WHS Act 2011 and maintain our Duty of Care to our Staff, and to persons on, or seeking to visit our premises.

All persons who have returned from overseas travel from midnight Monday 16 March 2020, or have been in contact with people who have returned from overseas travel are required by the government to self-isolate for a period of 14 days and as a result will not be permitted to enter Shoalhaven Ex-Service’s Group premises, which includes Worrigee Sports and The Ex Servos.

All persons whose place of employment, education or socialisation that has been closed due to a confirmed case of COVID-19 are not to enter Shoalhaven Ex-Service’s Group Clubs.

All persons who experience or show signs of flu like symptoms are not to enter Shoalhaven Ex-Service’s Group Clubs. These symptoms may include fever, cough, sore throat, tiredness and shortness of breath.

Persons who are onsite and showing flu like symptoms will be asked to leave the premises.

We encourage all persons who are experiencing flu like symptoms to follow the advice of NSW Health. For more information on COVID-19 visit www.health.nsw.gov.au/coronavirus

We encourage all Staff, Members, Guests and Visitors to practice good hygiene at all times.

Shoalhaven Ex-Service’s Group has increased signage within the venue to inform Staff, Members, Guests and Visitors of good hygiene practices.

Shoalhaven Ex-Service’s Group Staff will be discouraged from engaging in personal contact, such as the shaking of hands with fellow Team Members, Members, Guests and Visitors. Please do not take this in any other way than as a preventative and control measure to help prevent the spread of viruses.

Shoalhaven Ex-Service’s Group will continue to monitor the advice of ClubsNSW and implement advice accordingly.

Shoalhaven Ex-Service’s Group will continue to monitor the advice of the Returned and Services League of Australia in liaison with the Nowra RSL Sub Branch and support the advice accordingly.

Shoalhaven Ex-Service’s Group will continue to monitor the advice of Golf NSW in Liaison with the Shoalhaven Ex-Service’s Group Golf Management Committee and support the advice accordingly.

Events, Entertainment and Functions

The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly. Following advice from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) on 13 March 2020 it is recommended that non-essential, organised gatherings be limited to fewer than 500 people.

This includes events such as concerts, sporting fixtures with large crowds, exhibitions and religious celebrations.

While all Australians are encouraged to exercise personal responsibility for social distancing, there are no current restrictions recommended on attending other settings, such as shopping centres, or using public transport.

For non-essential organised gatherings with fewer than 500 attendees, NSW Health recommends that organisers:

  • remind attendees and staff not to attend if they are feeling unwell
  • remind attendees and staff that they must not attend if they have travelled overseas in the past 14 days
  • ensure emergency management practices are up to date
  • brief staff on how to practice good hygiene and making it easy for staff and attendees to practice good hygiene
  • have adequate hand washing facilities available

NSW Health also offer this advice for attendees:

  • stay home and not attend if you are feeling unwell
  • stay home and not attend if you have travelled overseas in the past 14 days

Should the advice from AHPPC change, Shoalhaven Ex-Service’s Group will update its policy accordingly.

Shoalhaven Ex-Service’s Group would encourage all Members, Guests and Visitors to stay up to date via our Shoalhaven Ex-Service’s Group Clubs Facebook pages – @worrigeesports and @theexservos.

While onsite at Shoalhaven Ex-Service’s Group Clubs Staff, Members, Guests and Visitors are encouraged to practice good personal hygiene including:

  • cleaning your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand rub.
  • cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or flexed elbow.

We encourage attendees of organised functions and events at our Clubs to liaise directly with those organisers, rather than the Shoalhaven Ex-Service’s Group.

Food services

Shoalhaven Ex-Service’s Group are taking our responsibility seriously and have implemented a number of temporary measures in our dining areas which include:

  • Removal of cutlery from all tables. Cutlery will be individually wrapped and issued when ordering your meal.
  • Increased sanitation of all work and public spaces.
  • Additional staff training.
  • Increased use of gloves, including in the acceptance of deliveries.
  • Removal of ‘help yourself’ sauce and cutlery stations.
  • The Club for the interim will be unable to use personal ‘keep’ style cups for any person.

Gaming Floor

  • Staff are conducting increased sanitation of gaming machines where possible.
  • Staff, Members, Visitors and Guests are expected to follow basic good hygiene practices.

Golf Course and Professionals Shop

  • All relevant practices also apply to these outlets.
  • Staff will for the interim be unable to provide valet service of Members Golf Carts
  • Staff will be sanitising carts after each use of the Clubs hire cart fleet

Persons who do not cooperate with our advice in relation to COVID-19 will be asked to leave our premises.

We asked for your complete cooperation and understanding as we continue our commitment to offering a quality based Community Hub for all Members and Visitors to enjoy.

If you have any questions please seek to liaise with Shoalhaven Ex-Service’s Group Management.

Further updates may apply.

Kind Regards,
Shoalhaven Ex-Service’s Group Management