OBC has been notified by the Omaha Beach Golf Club today as follows:
We have been advised that one of our members contracted Covid-19 while they were in Auckland last week and tested positive for the virus on Saturday 9 October. It is important that we respect the confidentiality and privacy of both the positive-tested member and anyone in their close-contact group.
The infected member is fully vaccinated, and it is with much relief they are only displaying mild cold symptoms. Their spouse and household bubble members have received negative test results so far, and are isolating as required. The infected person will be staying in MIQ for the mandatory two weeks and our thoughts are with them and their family during this stressful and overwhelming time.
The member and their spouse played a round together at the club on Wednesday 6 October. They followed all safety protocols, remaining in their bubble and maintained the recommended distance from others while playing on the course. They also purchased items via contactless collection at the cafe on the morning of Friday 8 October; following all safety measures and diligently using the Covid QRC tracer app when arriving at the club.
We expect that Omaha Beach Golf Club will shortly be named as a location of interest by the MoH, and any identified close contacts of the infected person are being contacted by the contact tracing team. If you have not been contacted and told you were a close contact, then you are not one.
We ask that given the highly infectious nature of the Delta variant, that all members who come down to the club be extra diligent and continue to follow all health and safety protocols.
PLEASE NOTE: only golfers who have signed in are permitted on the course.
This is a reminder that it is important to:
• Stay in your household bubble.
• Maintain a distance of two metres from people outside your bubble at all times.
• Wear a mask when signing in to play or purchasing click-and-collect coffee / food from the cafe. (Our staff and contractors must wear masks inside the clubhouse).
• Not socialise with anyone outside your bubble while you are at the club.
• Maintain recommended hygiene measures.
• Get a test if you are showing cold or flu-like symptoms.
These are not easy times for anyone, but please be assured that we are doing everything necessary to ensure our members are as safe as possible while at the club. We’re sure you join us in sending your best wishes to the member in question and their family as they go through necessary procedures during the next two weeks.
As a precautionary safety measure the flagsticks will not be put out until next Monday 18 October.