Opening up the LBT

posted May 14, 2020, 4:05 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated May 14, 2020, 4:05 AM ]

Last Friday 8th May the Tasmanian Government announced the timetable for the lifting of some of the restrictions intended to stop the spread of the Covid 19 virus. The bits that related to the LBT were as follows. 

From May 18: 

  • Indoor and outdoor gatherings can increase to 10 people, including for real estate purposes, small religious groups, and weddings, but household gatherings are still limited to five visitors; 

  • Restaurants and cafes can open and seat up to 10 people at a time with table service and social distancing; 

  • Libraries and local community facilities will open for up to 10 people. 

From June 15:

  • Gatherings increase to 20 people at a time for indoor and outdoor, including restaurants/cafes, cinemas, museums, galleries, historic sites, religious gatherings and weddings; 

  • Camping, overnight boating and visits to shacks are allowed; 

  • Indoor sport and recreation, including pools with up to 20 people, can reopen without spectators. 

All of us, of course, are looking forward to opening up the LBT as soon as possible, and with this in mind the committee decided on the following ‘LBT Covid 19 policy and timetable’.

  • We follow Government health guidelines (hand washing, social distancing etc).
  • Tuesday/Thursday group can restart from next week, subject to their agreement.

  • Grebes are available for rowing and sailing, so long as social distancing guidelines are adhered to. Rowing Tasmania is waiting on a Government response before restarting their activities. We too wait for that response before deciding on when we use the Skiffs.

  • We will make a decision about restarting Monday night dinners after June 15th.

  • As well as following government guidelines we will implement the LBT policy announced before the ‘lockdown’, which is as follows.

  • If you have any cold symptoms, stay away.  If you are at risk, stay away. 
  • In the kitchen, preferably use the dishwasher, otherwise use antibacterial dish washing liquid. Prewash dinner dishes. 
  • In the bathroom, use paper towels.  
  • In the shed, wash tables, benches and door handles with an appropriate antiseptic cleaner, wipes or a 70/30 methylated spirits mix.