St Marys Rugby League Club is a COVIDSafe venue, and the health, safety, and wellbeing of staff, patrons, and the community remains at the forefront of our decisions.

With the current uncertainty regarding Covid-19 and the Omicron variant, the Club has resolved to extend the mandatory vaccination policy until at least 28 February 2022 and will be reviewed monthly. As such, all persons aged 18 years and over will be required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination against Covid-19 or medical exemption prior to entering the Club’s premises.

The Club has made this decision for the following reasons:

• The Club has a duty to ensure the health and safety of staff and customers under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW), and under general law.

• The Doherty Modelling Report prepared for the National Cabinet states that people who are not fully vaccinated have a higher risk of transmitting COVID-19 to workers and patrons. Given the overwhelming research supporting this finding, precluding patrons who are not fully vaccinated will reduce the likelihood that fully vaccinated staff and patrons will be exposed to the coronavirus, or contract COVID-19.

• While the Club is implementing other controls to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission, as outlined in our COVID-19 safety plan, the level of mitigation from excluding those who are not fully vaccinated cannot be achieved through other available controls.

The COVID-19 Policy for Members and Guests will be reviewed January 2022.

Masks must be worn indoors except when eating or drinking. Singing and dancing is currently not permitted.

The Club is now operating under the 2 sqm indoor rule, we ask for your understanding regarding these capacity limits.

We thank you for your understanding and support in keeping our Club safe.