Dear OMCC Member,
This email has a bit of good news & some bad news.
The good news is that it was great to open the club up to some of our newer and pending members last weekend. It was a full house and a beautiful day for it. We got lots of really positive feedback from people and it was really encouraging.
The bad news is that the volume of new members put a strain on the administration of the club on the day and we will cease opening to potential members and focus just on serving our existing membership base for the foreseeable future.
The other thing is that Victoria has gone back into stage 3 COVID-19 restrictions in certain postcodes. The committee asks members from these postcodes not to attend the club grounds until their stay at home restrictions are lifted.
Suburbs under stay-at-home orders from 1st of July:
3012: Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray
3021: Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans
3032: Ascot Vale, Highpoint City, Maribyrnong, Travancore
3038: Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens
3042: Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie
3046: Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park
3047: Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana
3055: Brunswick South, Brunswick West, Moonee Vale, Moreland West
3064: Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickleham, Roxburgh Park and Kalkallo
1st July Restriction Updates:
Members from the ‘stay at home’ restrictions are not eligible to nominate to ride.
Members still need to nominate their interest in riding before they can come to the club grounds. If we are over subscribed, there will be a random ballot.
Members who are successful will have their name on the OMCC website Saturday PM.
Here is the quick outline of the clubs opening procedures:
- We are limited to a maximum of 20 members at the club grounds at any one time.
- We need to avoid congregating in the veranda and around the table.
- 1 person in the kitchen at a time.
- No use of club rooms other than accessing the kitchen.
- Members need to be vigilant and maintain a 1.5 metre distance.
- Wash your hands.
- Avoid physical contact.
Please note: members who simply turn up to the club grounds without booking in, put our future opening at risk and the supervisors on the day have been instructed by the committee to close the gates once sessions start and turn any non-listed members away. We will also turn away general public and non-OMCC members.
How to nominate to ride on the 5th July:
Enter your details here: https://forms.gle/zMdQP6HHE582L18HA
Please submit your details by 11:59pm Friday 3rd July.
If you are successful, your name will be published on the OMCC website Saturday afternoon 4th July.
We will be in touch before the next weekend to either repeat the same process or announce any changes.