There have been a number of COVID cases at Charlottes Pass Village and at Pygmy Possum over first few weeks of the 2022 Winter season. This should not surprise anyone. On July 29, NSW had a 7-day average case count of 13,940. In the 2021 LGA lockdown season, the peak 7-day average was 1,401 on September 9; a tenth of the current average. COVID is with us, and CPSR is no exception.
The Board’s COVID policy is aimed at reducing risk to our members and guests. We acknowledge that COVID-19 risk cannot be eliminated and that both vaccinated and nonvaccinated persons can catch and spread the infection. Federal and State Government policy and advice tell us that full vaccination, COVID testing and strategies to reduce aerosol spread remain the best ways to minimise risk of infection.
Under this policy, all Members and Guests will be required to:
- Not come to Pygmy Possum Lodge if they are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms. We will fully refund any bookings that are cancelled for this reason.
- Have a negative COVID-19 PCR or RAT immediately prior to departing for the Lodge.
Consistent with National and State health recommendations, the Board encourages all guests to be up to date/fully vaccinated for their age or health status.
COVID is a highly infectious aerosol-spread disease and we have installed HEPA-filter air purifiers in the dining areas and the games room. These must be left on at all times.