GIS statement – COVID-19

For all our valued customers

We know that this is a time of concern for many of you and the advice is changing rapidly.

Here at GIS we have been monitoring the situation as the advice levels change and have made a number of adjustments to our operations. As a small local business, we are concerned about maintaining a sustainable business model as well as caring for the health and welfare of our customers, staff and visitors to the centre. We want to still be offering a service in the months to come and are conscious of the need to balance our responsibilities as an employer with the role we all have to manage this situation.

It's important to remember that, at this stage the Government advice is that a total lockdown is not helpful but that strict measures to control the spread of COVID-19 are essential. That is what we have done and we shall continue to do.

We have seen much in the media and in the community about the impact of this pandemic, but we are conscious also about the need to maintain good physical and mental health in these trying times. Playing sport is one way to maintain positive physical and mental health.

We have been in contact with like businesses and state administration bodies to ascertain what the best way forward is. At this stage the best advice is that all members of the community should practice social distancing.

We have in place the following measures:

  • All players and staff are asked to wash hands upon entering and throughout their time here.
  • All playing equipment is being disinfected after every game
  • Extra cleaning of the centre is being undertaken
  • Any staff or visitors who are unwell or in contact with someone at risk are informed to stay away for a period of 14 days.
  • Alterations to fixtures to allow for staggered start times where possible, will be implemented to reduce the number of people gathering any one time
  • We will strictly monitor numbers amidst entering the venue.
  • We have altered our terms and conditions to take the current situation into account and will not penalise teams or players who are unable to play or attend, if given suitable notice.

We will continue to monitor the situation and if the advice from the Chief Medical Officer changes we will alter our practices.

We thank everyone for their support and understanding during these unprecedented times.

Geelong Indoor Sports Management