We are almost there!
Thankyou for everyone’s patience as we finalise planning within our new COVID environment.
As always at Bilgola SLSC Nippers, our highest priority is the safety of your family.
Bilgola SLSC is registered as a safe business and we have a Nipper specific COVID Safe Plan in place in accordance with Northern Beaches Branch and Surf Life Saving NSW guidelines and recommendations.
To be done ONLINE. Go to https://bilgolaslsc.org.au/nippers/. Please register/renew by October 11th to ensure you are eligible for first day of Nippers. No registration=No Nippers.
0745/0800am - 0900am U6-U9s plus U14s
0915/0930am - 10.30am U10s-U13s
COVID Motto: Keep safe, have fun and head home!
We are asking all parents to comply with this directive from NSW Sport, avoiding spending additional time at the beach or clubhouse outside of your Nippers session where possible.
Pre Register/QR code for Nippers Sessions to aid Numbers/Contact Tracing:
Due to our intermittent phone service at the beach, all parents strongly encouraged to Pre-Register on the below link with all details by 6pm Saturday, pre Sunday’s Nippers Session.
Nippers Pre Register
A QR code will be available to use on entry to beach if not pre registered as well as manual sheets. Your group’s AM will also have this on hand.
Nippers are recorded via Attendance sheets based on latest registration lists ex SLS as per normal.
Nippers - are not required to social distance whilst on the beach. If SRC - in “theory” training inside, they will need to adhere to 1 person per 4m2
Parents/Caregivers - Parents must socially distance themselves whilst on the beach (1.5m apart). Maximum one parent per Nipper per age group at this stage.
Between Age Groups: Age groups will assemble for attendance/roll call/briefing in designated areas as marked and as per map that will be on website/emailed shortly. There will also be a conditions based schedule for events each morning to avoid too many in pool/water or other events and keep us all at safe distances.
Assisting the Nippers:
This season, only AGE Managers/Assistants and qualified Water safety members will be able to support the delivery of Nippers.
To ensure that our Nippers are kept safe both in the water and on the beach, we encourage members to become an Age Manager and/or do your Bronze!! We NEED You particularly now!!
If interested to find out more, please contact email@example.com (Age Management) and/or firstname.lastname@example.org (BM).
Nippers Age groups
This season, all Nippers to be in their actual age groups to facilitate accurate record keeping/numbers/processing and contact tracing.
Age Managers/Assistants only to take out equipment required for groups and these will be cleaned at the end of each session.
At present, the BBQ will not be running but as the season progresses, we are looking at ways to provide this in the current climate.
No shower access at this current time.
Our Nippers COVID Officer is Sanjay Gnanadickham who will be present at all Nippers sessions and identifiable by wearing a lovely “high vis” vest!
Keeping us all safe:
We are asking all parents/caregivers to support us to meet Government requirements and stay COVID-safe by:
- Staying at home if you or your child have any COVID-19 symptoms or are unwell.
- Report to Juniors Officer or Club President as soon as possible if after having attended a Nippers session, you have been advised you have been in contact or have COVID-19.
- Pre registering by Saturday for all Nippers sessions to avoid mingling/line ups on day.
- Ordering your Nipper’s uniforms online - Bilgola Uniform online
- Bringing your own sunscreen, water bottles, goggles and towels to avoid sharing
- Using the Hand contactless sanitation stations as provided during Nippers.
- Consider downloading the Federal Government’s COVID-safe App (speeds up contact tracing thus helping to support and protect you, your friends and family).
We are committed to keeping all members of the club safe, and appreciate and thank you for your understanding and support . As Government restrictions change, we will update and refine our program accordingly.
Further resources/reference material:
Resources / Reference Material:
Government Websites: as required in our safety plan and as follows:SLS Northern Beaches COVID updates: https://www.surflifesaving.com.au/resources/coronavirus-covid-19-updates-resources-slsnsw-clubs
NSW health COVID news and updates. https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates
NSW Health public COVID-19 Clinics and free COVID-19 GP Respiratory Clinics in NSW.
Recommend testing if someone has a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath and meets the current testing criteria.
eLearning SLSA Course COVID-19: What It Is, How to Prevent Spread online awareness course (Est. Duration 5-7 minutes) created by SLSA eLearning provider eTrain
eLearning Course created in partnership by The NSW Department of Health and Aspen Medical. COVID-19 infection control training (Est. Duration 30 minutes)
Looking forward to seeing you all at the beach!
Sunday, October 11th - Nipper Proficiencies
12-4PM U8-U13 - Nipper Proficiencies
Brooke Withers Swim School
Please register your attendance to your age group slot via link below:
To assist with our COVID plan, our clothing store has gone ONLINE. For the moment this is pick up from the Club 2 days after order on Mon, Tues and Friday - 10-12noon and Sat 3-5pm
We are working on Delivery options. Stay tuned!
Our uniforms will be available at Nippers Proficiencies on October 11th at Brooke Withers for U8-U13s.
For U6s and new members, we will have a special opening on Saturday 17th October - 10-12noon.