Wednesday the 7th of July 2021
To ALL Employees,
Club Update PART 2 – “LOCKDOWN EXTENSION”
As you may have heard by now the NSW Government, ‘Stay at Home” orders have been extended by another week. This means that as of today’s announcement the Club will stay closed until 11:59pm on Friday night the 16th of July. In making the announcement, the Premier said that the decision to extend the restrictions is based on the highly transmissible nature of the delta variant of the virus as well as the Government’s priority of ensuring that the current lock-down is the last.
Our fingers are crossed that this will be the only extension to the orders and we will be opening our doors on Saturday the 17th of July at 9am. Again, once the Club receives confirmation of this a member of staff will be in contact to advise you of your shifts and any immediate work requirements. I will also provide another official update to you via text on any restrictions that may be in place when we do re-open.
The Club hopes that you are all staying safe and taking care of yourselves and your families as best you can. I have received confirmation from staff that applied for the COVID-19 Disaster Payment on Tuesday (yesterday) and they have already received the payment so I encourage you all to make an application if you are eligible. Our advice is that employees are eligible from the second and subsequent weeks of any lock-down.
For those staff that have leave entitlements available please consider your options and email myself or Di Denner (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
The Club will be flexible in allowing you to take whatever leave you may need. You can access either annual leave or long service leave at full pay, half pay or even enough hours to help get you through will be accommodated.
We will contact staff that are rostered for work commencing Saturday the 17th of July next Monday the 12th of July when we return to the office. Again, if your circumstances have changed and you are not available in the days and weeks following re-opening please ensure that you email Melissa Terry on email@example.com so she is aware for rostering purposes.
Those of you may be required to attend the Club prior to re-opening to assist with preparations and you will be contacted directly with the necessary information.
All future rosters will be posted at the Club as normal, however please be aware that trading conditions once we re-open are uncertain and roster changes may be required to be made on a daily basis in response to the previous day’s trade.
COVID-19 Disaster Payment – REMINDER OF THE PAYMENT AND LINK
You may be eligible to apply for the COVID-19 Disaster Payment with Services Australia if you must meet all of the following criteria:
• you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold a temporary visa with working rights;
• you do not have access to any special pandemic or sick leave;
• you have liquid assets of $10,000 or less (liquid assets include savings, loans and shares); and
• you are not on another Commonwealth payment (for example, Youth Allowance or JobSeeker).
If you satisfy these conditions, I encourage you to apply for the COVID-19 Disaster Payment. The payments commence from the second week of the stand-down.
How do I apply?
You may apply for the COVID-19 Disaster Payment through Services Australia on and from Sunday 4 July 2021. Information on how to apply is available here.
If you have any questions regarding the COVID-19 Disaster Payment, please contact Services Australia. If you have any other concerns regarding your employment, you can contact me via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Employee Assistance Program
The Club would also like to take this opportunity to remind you of its Employee Assistance Program. This is a free and confidential counselling service, available to you if you feel this would be of benefit to you. You may call them on 1300 727 308.
We hope you continue to keep yourself safe during this difficult period and we look forward to seeing you back at work as soon as possible.
Woonona Bulli RSL Memorial Club Limited
On behalf of the Board of Directors