On behalf of Surf Life Saving Queensland, thank you to all of our members for your remarkable efforts in recent weeks. It’s been inspiring to see your vigilance and service continuing to shine through during this unprecedented situation.
While the end of season is fast approaching for many, it’s only just beginning for our North Queensland members, who return to the beach on Saturday to commence their 2020 season.
We wish all of our NQ members the very best of luck – we know it will be challenging as they begin their season amidst a pandemic, but we are committed to working with all clubs, members, and the wider NQ Branch to provide whatever help and support we can.
From a state-wide perspective, we are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation and have been liaising closely with authorities for the latest health advice.
We will continue to maintain surveillance patrols until further notice, with the red and yellow flags to remain down across Queensland.
Please refer to Section 8 of the Patrol Operations Manual, or speak with your Club Captain, in the event of any confusion around what a ‘surveillance patrol’ entails. Please click here to view Section 8 of the POM.
Given we operate in the public domain, it’s imperative that all members are adhering to restrictions around social distancing, and staying at least 1.5 metres away from each other at all times.
As always, your personal health and safety should come first – if any member does not wish to provide volunteer patrols, please advise your club so arrangements can be made to temporarily remove you from the roster.
We appreciate these are challenging and uncertain times for many and, with that in mind, we also encourage members to support and look out for each other over the coming weeks.
If you haven’t already done so, perhaps consider reaching out to clubmates to check on their welfare, ensure they are okay, and offer any assistance where possible. For further information and suggestions, please click here.
In the meantime, please continue to visit lifesaving.com.au/covid19 for all updates and information.
Thanks again for your support and efforts, and stay safe.