*A MESSAGE FROM THE ISCW PRESIDENT*
On behalf of the Board of the ISCW, a warm welcome to all of our members, staff, sub-committees, volunteers and suppliers.
2021 has to date not turned out to be quite the year that we all anticipated and indeed hoped for. The continued spread of Covid 19 has seen our club closed once again for a major part of the year. Whilst Govt support has been welcomed, this does not change the fact that continued lockdowns severely impact the finances of our club and our ability to provide improved facilities and services to our members and the wider community.
As well, the impact on our social lives and mental health has been well documented and is something we need to be conscious of. At this stage, the indications are that we face a few more weeks of this lockdown and its associated restrictions and we have had to cancel or postpone a number of our regular functions and events.
Subject to Govt announcements, our management and marketing team will keep everyone updated via emails, website, Facebook and Instagram on when we can look forward to returning to some sort of normality and to updated dates for some important functions.
This is not the 50th anniversary year that we had planned and looked forward to in 2021 but we hope , at some stage, to be able to celebrate this very important milestone in a meaningful way and one which our founders would be proud of.
Please continue to stay safe, follow the health advice, get fully vaccinated as soon as possible and stay in touch with family, friends and fellow members. This is especially important in the case of those living alone.
The Board, management and staff look forward to the day when we can re-open our doors and welcome you all back to enjoy the benefits of your membership and to make use of the fantastic facilities and services that our club has to offer and which has served the community of Wyndham so well for the past 50 years.
I look forward to welcoming you back at our club again very soon.
*EXTENDED MELBOURNE LOCKDOWN*
Due to the increasing level of community transmission of coronavirus in Victoria, the current lockdown across Melbourne has again been extended. Most restrictions will now remain in place until at least the 23rd September. Please check back for further updates.
The ISCW will remain closed entirely for the duration of this extended lockdown. During this time, we will NOT be offering any Takeaway or Menulog services.
Please see below a recap of the Premier’s press conference:
“Over the past 72 hours, the advice from our public health team has been that we still had a promising chance to bring this under control and to bring cases down. We were charting our way out of this outbreak with easing at thresholds of lower cases.
Last night, with cases already in triple figures, too many mystery cases and too many people infectious out in the community, that advice changed.
With the number of positive cases this high, the speed at which this Delta variant is spreading and so many Victorians still to be vaccinated, our Chief Health Office advises it is unlikely we will be able to bring our case numbers down.
Throughout this pandemic we’ve always followed the health advice. Today is no different.
Due to the ongoing level of community transmission and the continued number of unlinked cases popping up across the state, Victoria’s lockdown will be extended.
Victorians cannot afford to open up and let this virus run free – our hospital system would be overrun, our frontline staff would be placed under too much pressure and quite simply, people would die. We need to continue to slow the spread of the virus until more of us are vaccinated.
This is why Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has declared that almost all of the current lockdown restrictions will remain in place until 70 per cent of Victorians have had at least one dose of vaccine. This is estimated to be around 23 September.
Until then there will still be only five reasons to leave home: shopping for food and supplies, authorised work and study, care and caregiving, exercise, and getting vaccinated. Other restrictions – including mask wearing – will stay the same.
However, from 11.59pm on Thursday 2 September, playgrounds will re-open – with strict rules to keep everyone safe. Playgrounds will be for children under 12 with only one parent or carer, and adults should not remove their masks to eat or drink. Playgrounds will also have QR codes for checking in.
In-home care – like babysitters – will also be expanded to school aged children but only if both parents are authorised workers.
When 70 per cent of Victorians have had at least one vaccine dose we will look to ease restrictions a little further.
At that point, the 5km radius will expand to 10km – so exercise and shopping can take place up to 10km from your home. If there’s no shops in your 10km radius, you’ll be able to travel to the ones closest to you.
Victorians will be able to exercise for an extra hour, for up to three hours per day. Outdoor personal training will be allowed with up to two people plus the trainer. Outdoor communal gym equipment and skateparks will reopen.
Private inspections of unoccupied premises for a new purchase or end of lease will be permitted but only one household may attend at a time, with the agent staying outdoors during the inspection.
Victoria’s construction workforce will also be able to increase to 50 per cent when 90 per cent of their workers have received at least one vaccine dose, subject to epidemiology at the time. Up to five staff will be able to work onsite at entertainment venues to broadcast performances.
While these restrictions are implemented state-wide for now, we will review the epidemiological conditions and subject to public health advice, we will consider easing parts of regional Victoria next week.
To ensure our senior students sitting year 12 exams have certainty and are ready for exams, from Tuesday 7 September until Friday 17 September we will put in place a priority vaccination program.
As part of this program, year 12 students will be given priority booking access at our state-run clinics, as will their teachers and examiners. Students and teachers will need to book an appointment, as walk ups are not available as part of this blitz.
Students and teachers will be able to book one of these priority appointments from Monday 6th September. The Department of Health and the Department of Education will work directly with schools, and students and parents will receive the advice on how to arrange a booking through their schools.
As we reach the national cabinet threshold of 70 per cent and 80 per cent of people double dose vaccinated in Victoria, we will ease more restrictions at set intervals, as part of the National Plan to transition Australia’s National COVID-19 Response.
Getting vaccinated has never been more important – it is well and truly our way out of this pandemic. Nearly three weeks ago we announced a goal to administer 1 million doses in five weeks, and so far, we’ve delivered just under 500,000 doses.
If you’re yet to be vaccinated, please book your appointment today – either in the state system, or in your general practice or local pharmacy. If have any questions or concerns you can talk to a GP, pharmacist or to a senior and experienced immuniser at our state-run sites.
The best vaccine is the vaccine you can get today – while we’re limited on Pfizer appointments because of supply, there are 72,745 Astra Zeneca appointments available across Victoria over the next three weeks.
Astra Zeneca is a safe and effective vaccine – and if that’s what’s available, then that’s what you should get.
All Victorians are encouraged where possible to book their vaccination appointment by visiting portal.cvms.vic.gov.au or by phoning the Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.”
To help all Victorians get through this stage quickly and effectively we ask that if you have any of the symptoms associated with Covid- 19 or if you generally feel unwell, that you follow public health advice to get tested and remain isolated until receiving your results. There is a full list of current exposure sites available at https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites
As always, we will provide further updates when more information is provided to us. We thank you for your continued support and we appreciate your co-operation and patience.
Stay safe and well and we look forward to welcoming you back to the ISCW soon.
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WERRIBEE RESTAURANT & FUNCTION VENUE
Situated a few short km’s from the Town Centre in large grounds opposite the Werribee River, the Italian Sports Club of Werribee boasts a wide range of facilities including large and small Function Rooms, Members Bar, Restaurant, Squash Courts and ample car parking.
Whether you need somewhere to hold your next trivia night, dinner dance, conference, meeting, event celebration, group get-together or you’re having a social sporting event, we have a range of facilities to accommodate you as well as entertainment for a fun-filled time in Werribee.
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PROUD OWNERS OF THE WERRIBEE CITY FOOTBALL CLUB
Great meals with friendly staff. All very reasonably priced and good value. The monthly market is terrific for fresh vegetables and craft items of many different types.
Amazing service!!! A great place for kids. Food was good too!! Definitely our new family dinner place, based on the service alone!
Stunning food and very friendly staff members. A+ 👍👍 Will definitely be back soon.
Great family club. Reasonable prices meals. And my favourite thing Bingo Monday nights 🙂
Remarkably Awesome Spot! Good for functions and events. Hard to fault! Definately a hidden gem!
MONDAY – SUNDAY
12:00PM – 2:00PM & 6:00PM – 9:00PM
MONDAY – FRIDAY
9:00AM – 1:00AM
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