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COVID-19 Lodge Operation Winter 2020

Photo of Pygmy Possum Lodge in Winter
 
As at 16 May 2020, the Board of Elouera Ski Club are unable to provide any certainty or substantive guidance on whether the Lodge or in fact Charlotte Pass will be open for the upcoming winter season. The current expectation is that Charlotte Pass will not open prior to the commencement of the NSW school holidays. A COVIDSafe committee has been established to plan how a safe opening of Pygmy Possum Lodge could occur, if permitted. Details will be emailed to members and guests as they become available, and the latest information will be recorded here too. Watch this space!

 

Preliminary Preparation Status of the Lodge

The following is subject to change as more information is made available from the Health Authorities, and opportunities arise to allow us to make updates as appropriate. Note that this preliminary preparation of the lodge for a 2020 possible winter opening was done in early May, prior to the COVID Safe sub-committee formation.

Hand Sanitiser Stations, and Ethanol Spray Bottles

Hand sanitisers are available in the following locations of the lodge:

Photo of Hand Sanitiser at entrance to the lodge
 
  • Both East and West side of the front door
  • Downstairs toilets at the wash basin
  • Beside the sign-on sheets near the games room
  • Kitchen bench closest to the entry to the kitchen
  • In the quiet lounges

Extra hand sanitiser boxes are in the foodstore under the community products bench.

70% Ethanol Spray Bottles are available for sanitising door knobs and light switches:

Photo of Ethanol Spray Bottle Station
 
  • Two on top of each bookshelf in the Lounge/Dining, "COVID SANITISER" label on the bookshelf where they are to sit. (for use in kitchen level bedrooms)
  • A few in each of the Storerooms for the upstairs bedrooms.
  • In each kitchen, under the sinks.

Refill for the Ethanol bottles is in the foodstore, up on a high shelf.

Kitchen Hygiene Management

Please read the cleaning and washing up procedures notice as posted on the door of each sink cupboard in the lodge kitchens.

Draft Procedures Alternative 1.

Draft Procedures Alternative 2.

Kitchen Social Distancing Management

In order to maintain 5 people in the kitchen at once as a maximum, implement a roster for the evening meal preparation. The actual structure of the roster would depend on the mix of groups in the lodge. Larger groups with shared catering would require a longer time slot etc.

kitchen layout diagram
 
  • Two small groups (2 people max) doing food preparation/clean-up in the kitchen at once, one group on each side in the yellow and green highlight areas. These groups would have a fixed time slot.
  • The space immediately adjacent to the entrance archway (opposite the fridges, blue highlight area) allocated as a single-user short-term use area. The existing kettle, microwave and stove to be used by people who will just be in and out, making drinks or monitoring their prepared food as it completes cooking in the oven or on the stove-top. This space cannot be used for food preparation. Groups may want to move a second microwave into this area as well. The community use tea, coffee and sugar could be moved to the bottom shelf of the spices cupboard to support this model - but these are an obvious vector for virus spread if an infected person handles the containers!
  • Some food preparation might need to be done on a dining table.

Dining Room Social Distancing Management

Lodge Cleaning Protocols

Signage at the Entrance to the Kitchen

Page last updated: 24 May, 2020