COVID Safe | Belmont 16s

Our focus has always been, and continues to be, on the health and well-being of our staff, patrons and the broader community as we face the COVID-19 pandemic together.

As we have found during the pandemic, the guidelines can change quickly, and we need to be agile. On this basis we will continue to regularly monitor developments and adapt as required to keep us all safe, ensuring we communicate effectively with our Members through our social media platforms as well as our website, and of course if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the team.

We proudly display our tick of approval as a registered COVID Safe business with the NSW Government. Our COVID Safe plan includes our commitment to the well being of members and employees, physical distancing, hygiene and cleaning as well as record keeping.

In additional tabs on this page we have outlined our Clubs COVID safe policies and procedures as well as answering some of the most frequently asked questions surrounding our Club and this evolving Covid-19 landscape.

Conditions of Entry

Service NSW App

As of the 1st of January 2021 all persons entering and leaving our Club ( Members & Visitors ) will be required to check-in and out with the Service NSW App. For your ease we suggest downloading the App prior to entering the Club.

Masks for Members

During these times more so than ever, we value the health and safety of our team and our Members. We have made the decision to offer masks to those who feel more comfortable wearing one while in our Club. Simply ask at our Front Desk or the COVID Marshal on duty for one. Currently wearing masks in NSW Clubs is not mandatory, however we support anyone’s choice in wearing one.

Physical distancing and people flow

To assist us reduce mingling between different areas within Belmont 16s and to enforce the recommended physical distancing measures of 1 person per 2 square metres , we have been able to utilise our unique layout and large physical footprint to designate two separate COVID Safe areas within the Club to comply with the current Government guidelines. Consequently, we have modified our layout so that each COVID Safe area has only one entry point and has access to separate food and beverage services.

Area 1 is our ground floor, encompassing our food and beverage outlets of Blend Cafe, SALT, Sails Eatery, The Star Lounge and gaming area as well as the Boat Shed Bar and has a capacity of 1785 patrons.

Area 2 has a capacity of 678  people and covers our first floor function spaces

When visiting Belmont 16s we request that you follow our signage, floor marking indicators, remain seated while inside and respect the directions of our COVID Safe Marshals who are here to help you keep safe and healthy.

Enhanced hygiene measures

It is important that we all contribute to keeping everybody safe and healthy during the pandemic. While Belmont 16s remain committed to our COVID Safe practices such as enhanced hygiene and cleaning regimes, promoting social distancing and providing clear thoroughfares to avoid co-mingling, you can also play your part by maintaining your distance from others, by using the hand sanitizers that we have provided and most importantly staying at home if you are feeling unwell.

We support anyone who wants to wear a mask within our Club, as such we provide these free for our staff’s use along with offering them to any Member who requests one at our front desk.

Eliminating common touch points

Sneeze guards, kiosk only sign in / outs and contactless menus have all been implemented in view of minimising common touch points of Members and Staff.

COVID Marshal team

Our COVID Marshal team are present during every hour that we are open. They are easily spotted with their blue vests. These Marshals are responsible for ensuring that our Club’s COVID safe plan is implemented every single day to protect our Team, our Members and our Suppliers.

Peak Period Queuing Marshal

During peak times a queuing system separating current Members and Membership applications will be established at the front of the Club. We aim to streamline our Member’s entry process with minimal disruption. Please note that at some peak times there may be a short wait to enter the Club, we appreciate your patience.

Since the commencement of the pandemic we have all been forced to modify the way we go about our everyday lives. The one constant is that at Belmont 16s you will always find our smiling team ready to deliver first class hospitality and serve you delicious meals, frosty beverages and Lake Macquarie’s best coffee in your Club in the safest way we can.