Important update from the President
Tuesday, 17th March 2020, 9.40pm
Dear Gold Coast Volleyball Club Community,
I am writing to update you on our current position concerning the COVID-19.
As you can imagine the Club has been inundated with enquires surrounding the issues facing our society at this time and it has always been the intention of the Club to continue as normal until we were forced to close.
Until now we have been pushing to keep things operating as normal. However after recent changes by the Federal Government around mandatory isolation periods and public events, plus the ever-growing cases on the Gold Coast, I have made the decision to suspend all Gold Coast Volleyball Club activities including trainings effective IMMEDIATELY.
We intend for our programs to resume within the near future and will do what we can to ensure this occurs. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates where appropriate.
I appreciate your support and understanding through this challenging time.
Should you have any further questions please feel free to email me via email@example.com
Monday, 16 March 2020 - In an effort to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus and in taking precautionary measures, Kings Christian College have cancelled all sessions at their Sports Centre. Therefore effective immediately, there will be NO junior or senior Skill Development Sessions until further notice.
Our athletes, coaches, volunteers and our volleyball community remain our first priority and we will continue to follow the directives of the Department of Health and keep you updated as often as we can. Thank you for your support and understanding during this time.
Hello Gold Coast Volleyball Club Community,
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to the 2020 Volleyball season, over the past several weeks we have had a very busy time launching our social trainings and we have seen a significant increase in demand which has seen the club open a Monday night sessions as well.
We have also launched our 2020 EAP and JEAP which has seen over 200 athletes trying out for teams, this is an incredible feat for the club that last year seen just under 100 athletes’ trial.
Programs are now well under way with JEAP selections to be finalised within the coming days.
We are all looking forward to another fantastic year of volleyball ahead.
More importantly I would also like to take this opportunity to address the growing concerns surrounding Coronavirus COVID-19
Firstly, the Gold Coast Volleyball Club is committed and dedicated to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all our athletes, coaches, volunteers and greater community
In recent times due to the increase in media coverage and the growing concern surrounding this virus I have received several questions relating to the impact within GCVC and local sporting competitions. After contacting the Department of Health, I have been advised that for now it is business as usual and that there is low risk to our community
We would ask the following from all our community;
· If you have recently returned anywhere from overseas, you must avoid all GCVC activities for two weeks
· If you have had contact with a CONFIRMED case, you must avoid all GCVC activities for two weeks
· If you are unwell you must avoid all GCVC activities until you have seen an appropriate GP and been given clearance – This expectation is no different to any other illness eg: Gastro, Flu or other potentially contagious conditions
· Please ensure good hygiene practises are in place, where possible use antibacterial hand sanitizers (unfortunately the club would love to provide these but due to shortages we are unable too at this time)
The Department of Health has asked that the club play its part in informing the community of the risk and as such has stressed that for accurate information please head to department of health website or contact the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 should you require further information, as great as our Executive Committee and Coaches are we are not doctors or health professionals so we would ask that all further questions be directed to the department of health should you feel the need, also a friendly reminder Facebook and other social media platforms are not a good source of accurate information.
The club will continue to act in accordance with the advice given to us from the Department of Health and for the time being it is business as usual from our prospective, with all current programs continuing as planned.
however I need to highlight as we use a number of school facilities for both training and competitions there is high probability that our programs may be impacted with a number of schools beginning to close around the coast and state, if our programs are forced to be canceled or reschedule we will address these issues accordingly should the need arise, we appreciate your support and understanding should these impacts occur.
We request that you continue to monitor the club Facebook page and club website for any further updates.
I thank you all for your continued support of the Gold Coast Volleyball Club
President- Gold Coast Volleyball Club