COVID-19 Resident Update

Sandhurst Melbourne Resident Committee election

Dear Members,
The health and safety of our members, guests and employees, as always, is our number one priority. As COVID-19 intensify’s we have taken a number of measures to protect the wellbeing of our community.

    Health Club

  • There is now a limit of 20 members in the gym at any one time excluding group classes
  • You must take a sanitising spray bottle upon entry and wipe down equipment after use
  • All non-automatic doors will remain open
    Group Fitness Classes

  • Classes will be held outside in open areas if weather permits
  • If weather is unfavourable classes will move into larger function rooms
  • Where function rooms are not available class sizes will be restricted to no more than 8 participants
  • Boxing classes will be replaced with an alternative class offering – stay tuned
  • Aqua classes have been cancelled
  • Monday to Thursday 6:30pm classes will be replaced with virtual classes. Continue to book in online.
  • The 50+ Health & Lifestyle program has been postponed
  • Sunday Runday community run due to commence this Sunday 22 March is cancelled. We will attempt to set up this program again in the future.
    Swimming Pool

  • There is now a limit of 30 members in the pool facility at any one time
  • Members must shower before use
  • The steam room is closed until further notice
    Kids Sports & School Holiday Programs

  • Swimming lessons will conclude for Term 1 tomorrow, Saturday 21 March. There will be no classes held next week.
  • MyGolf lessons have been suspended until 16 May
  • The school holiday program will not be running

  • We are only accepting payments by card. If paying by members card you only need to show your card and tell us your member number.
  • Some tables in the Members’ Bar, Hillview Restaurant and Winter Garden have been removed to allow for greater social distancing
  • Stones room in the function area is open for overflow
  • Salt and pepper shakers have been removed
  • Cutlery stations have been removed from Members’ Bar and Sandbox cafe
  • All non-automatic doors will remain open

Golf course
The golf course remains open and we encourage members and guests to get out in the fresh air for a round. Many changes have been implemented both on course and before and after their round. Please refer to signage in the Pro Shop and Members’ Bar for further details.

    Trading Hours
    Commencing Monday 23 March new revised trading hours will come into affect:

  • Reception: Monday to Saturday 12pm to 3pm
  • Health Club: Monday to Sunday 6am to 7pm. Remember you can access the gym 4am to 6am (Mon – Sun) and 7pm to 11pm (Mon – Thur) and 7pm to 9pm (Fri – Sun) through remote access. To arrange access contact the Health Club.
  • Hillview Restaurant & Members’ Bar: No changes at this time
  • Sandbox Cafe: Monday to Wednesday 8am to 4pm, Friday 7am to 8pm, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday 7am to 4pm.
    Hygiene around the Club

  • We have increased the sanitising and cleaning of contact surfaces
  • Our staff are being vigilant to wash their hands frequently throughout the day. We ask you do the same.
  • You will find hand sanitisers around the Club. We encourage everyone to use these stations regularly.

Assisting the Sandhurst Community
We are here to support our Sandhurst community. Stay tuned for some new initiatives available to residents who need help during this time including care packs of essential grocery items, a new takeaway menu and ready to cook at home meals.

It’s important we all stay fit, healthy and happy through these trying times. Perhaps take the opportunity to explore more of our wide open spaces to clear the mind and connect with neighbours to ensure they are doing ok.

We expect further changes will need to be made in coming days and weeks that could see facilities like the swimming pool close and further restrictions on trading hours and hospitality services. We will continue to communicate these to you as they evolve.

Stay safe, stay healthy.

Julian Murray (CEO)