Bronte SLSC COVID-19 Update 1: Friday 20th March 2020

Bronte SLSC COVID-19 Update 1: Friday 20th March 2020

 Dear Members 

As advised on Tuesday 17th March, the Club Board of Management will continually monitor and update our policies and procedures in regards to COVID-19. 


Club Access – Restricted to essential access only from Monday 23rd March 

We are reliant on volunteers to continue providing lifesaving services until the end of this season. To protect those members, we have taken the decision to close the clubhouse to all but essential access effective 9pm Sunday evening. 

Any members that have personal equipment of any kind, surf craft, surf boards or items in lockers are permitted access until Sunday evening to collect. There will be no further general access to the Club from this weekend until further notice. 

All parts of the clubhouse including the Club Bar, Gym and bathroom facilities are closed until further notice. 

Lifesaving Patrols 

Effective from Saturday 21st March the Club will implement restricted patrol attendance. Members patrolling this weekend have been contacted directly by their Patrol Captains. All patrolling members will be contacted by the Club the week prior to their next patrol with most current information on patrol practices. 

Additional cleaning, sanitation and preventative measures have been implemented to protect our members. 

Bronte SLSC Office 

We will continue to provide administration services; however, the Club Office will be closed to all members and visitors with immediate effect. 

We request that members do not visit the office and use email as the first point of contact (see below) Our office staff will be working from home wherever possible and the office phone will often be unattended. 

General Club Membership and Nippers Vic Raymond 

Lifesaving, Patrols & Education Kimberly Johns 

Functions and Bar enquiries Holly Ries 

Club Management, Accounts, Gym, Deliveries Peter Butcher 

Bronte Kiosk 

The Bronte Kiosk will remain open (weather dependant) 

Upcoming Club Events 

Surf Club Bar – Sunday Sips – Suspended: The Club bar will be closed on Sundays until further notice. 

Pilates with Harries – Suspended: Pilates is suspended until further notice. 

Bronte Joggers – Suspended: Sunday run is suspended until further notice 

Yoga by the Sea at Bronte – Suspended: Yoga by the Sea at Bronte is suspended until further notice. Please visit for further information. 

ANZAC Day Saturday 25th April – Cancelled: In line with the decision made by RSL NSW on 16th March 2020 (see excerpt below)

Bronte SLSC ANZAC Day Ceremony has been cancelled for 2020.

RSL NSW has made the decision to cancel all public ANZAC Day commemoration services across the state. The risk to vulnerable people during the current health situation is simply too high for these events to continue in their traditional format.” 

Veterans Day Sunday 26th April – Postponed: This event will be postponed for now, with a view to rescheduling later in the year. Members will be advised as soon as further details are available. 

Club Championships Sunday 3rd May – Cancelled: This event has been cancelled; the next Club Champs will take place in the 2020/21 Season. 

Club Awards and Thankyou Day Sunday 31st May – Postponed: Club Awards will be postponed for now, with a view to rescheduling later in the year. Members will be advised as soon as further details are available. 

Annual General Meeting Sunday 23rd August – Scheduled: The AGM will remain scheduled for now with ongoing monitoring and review as the situation evolves. 

More information 

For the latest advice, information and resources, go to If you have concerns about your health, speak to your doctor. 

Call the National Coronavirus Help Line on 1800 020 080. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450. 

The phone number of your state or territory public health agency is available at 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding Club operations. 

Kind Regards 

Basil Scaffidi