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4.6.21 Covid Update

New Victorian Government Directions came into operation at 11.59pm 3.6.21 and will apply until 11.59pm on 10.6.21 unless further directions are published before that date.

Under the updated Directions we at Golden Country Motel and Caravan Park may operate for the purposes of providing accommodation only if:

  1. The ordinary place of residence of the person booking is in Regional Victoria unless the person requires accommodation, on a temporary basis, within Regional Victoria

for shopping

for education

caring and compassionate reasons

is an essential worker

to get vaccinated

  1. The maximum number of guests in any communal indoor or outdoor space is limited to the 4 square metre rule; and
  2. Each booking consists only of members of the one household, a nominated person, or the intimate partners of the members in that household; and
  3. Members of different bookings do not share bedrooms; and
  4. All surfaces of the caravan park that are used exclusively by a particular group, including a cabin, are cleaned between each booking.

We cannot take bookings from people whose ordinary place of residence is interstate or in Metropolitan Melbourne.

We must check each persons’ ID and address to determine, as soon as practicable after a person makes a booking, whether that person’s ordinary place of residence is in Metropolitan Melbourne. We may need to decline that booking

Each person must scan the QR code when booking in using the “Service Victoria app”

Playgrounds
Outdoor playgrounds are open, with 1 person per 4m2

Face Masks
All persons are required to carry a mask at all times and wear a face mask when they are in an indoor space and when outdoors in circumstances where they cannot maintain a distance of 1.5 metres.

Public Gatherings
Public gatherings in caravan parks in regional Victoria during the lockdown period are limited to 10 persons.

 
Keeping you safe so you can relax and enjoy the privacy and quiet of Golden Country

The health and safety of our guests is of utmost importance to us. Like all businesses, we have had to review all aspects of our operations and then adapt. We have introduced new processes of Disinfecting & Cleaning Schedule.

The new procedures we have implemented are in line with information provided by Federal and State Government authorities. We will continually evaluate the most up to date information and adapt as required, to ensure we are compliant and doing everything we can to keep our visitors safe.

Below we have outlined in detail our continuing COVID safe processes. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

SUPPLEMENTARY DISINFECTING & CLEANING PROGRAM

The establishment of our Supplementary Disinfecting & Cleaning Program has been developed in junction with information from the following authorities:

Cleaning means to physically remove dirt and grime from surfaces using a detergent and water solution. Disinfecting means using chemicals to kill germs (bacteria and viruses) on surfaces.

Golden Country Motel and Caravan Park has three styles of accommodation and each requires a slightly different approach. These are outlined below.

Motel rooms

After the regular cleaning program has been completed, frequently touched surfaces are disinfected. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Bench tops
  • Bedside tables
  • Doors and handles
  • Contact touch-points
  • Tables and chairs
  • Floors
  • Remote control devices
  • Microwaves and refrigerators
  • Light switches and
  • Plug-in Equipment – toasters and kettles

Cabins

After the regular cleaning program has been completed, frequently touched surfaces are disinfected. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Bench Tops
  • Doors and handles
  • Contact touch-points
  • Tables and Chairs
  • Floors
  • Remote control devices
  • Microwaves and refrigerators
  • Light Switches and
  • Plug-in Equipment – toasters, kettles and frying pans

En-suites

After the regular cleaning program has been completed, frequently touched surfaces are disinfected. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Basin Tops
  • Doors and handles
  • Contact touch-points
  • Taps
  • Floors
  • Shower stall walls
  • Shower curtain is removed, clean curtain installed
  • Toilet
  • Light Switches and power points
  • External power point for power supply to campers

Camp kitchen, laundry and quiet room

Due to the nature of camping, guests bring their equipment, but there are some shared areas in the campground such as the kitchen, laundry and quiet room. These will also undergo the same strict cleaning and disinfecting regime. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Light switches
  • Taps and sinks
  • Doors and handles
  • Gas cook-top and oven
  • Plug in appliances – toaster, kettle, frypan, etc.
  • BBQ’s
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • TV and coffee tables

In our small business, our staff are us, the company owners Terri and Dirk. So, you have peace of mind that the cleaning processes will be at the highest standard.

OTHER COVID SAFE MEASURES

As much as we love greeting our guests with a handshake and often farewelling them with a hug, in these times we are limiting contact to ensure we are meeting social distancing rules.

We live onsite and are available during opening hours and for emergencies after hours. Opening hours remain 8 am to 7 pm daily. Some of our new procedures include but are not limited to:

Reception

  • 1.5-metre distance line from the reception desk
  • Hand sanitizer in the office to be used on entry
  • Laminated property maps supplied have been disinfected before being reused
  • Office door, surfaces and EFTPOS machine disinfected four times a day
  • All keys disinfected after use

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

While restrictions are being lifted, it is not a time to be too complacent so let’s be responsible and stop the spread to keep our communities safe. Here’s a few things you can continue to do.

Social distancing – help stop the spread of coronavirus by keeping your distance. Remember, don’t shake hands or exchange physical greetings. Wherever possible stay 1.5 metres apart from other people.

Practice good hygiene – wash your hands with warm soapy water for 30 seconds regularly. Cough and sneeze into your arm and if you use a tissue only use it once then dispose of it. Then rewash your hands.

Know the signs – if you develop a sore throat, fever, cough, or shortness of breath, get tested!

Download the COVIDSafe app – this speeds up the process for officials when contacting people exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19).

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