A zoom session was held to provide a forum for any questions that members may have regarding the application of the Covid Safe plan and booking arrangement for this season. The following record of questions and answers may be of interest to other members and is forwarded to you for information.
Please remember that all booking requests for season 2020 are currently unconfirmed and if you wish to be considered for a 2020 booking you need to familiarise yourself with the Covid Safe Plan (forwarded to you last Friday), and with Perisher Resort arrangements regarding ticketing and Epic passes, and notify the booking officer today.
|1||I have a medical condition that causes a chronic cough. Whilst the cough is a long-standing condition and unrelated to Covid 19 it is likely to raise queries with fellow residents at the lodge, should we still go?||Suggest that you take some form of medical evidence to substantiate the claim that the condition is not Covid- related, or possibly get Covid test, and provide this to the lodge host, who will then be able to inform all lodge residents of the facts of the situation at the Sunday meeting.|
|2||If We abandon our peak period booking request (in this case because limits on tobogganing and snow play mean that a school holiday trip is not worthwhile) will we get priority for a booking later in the season?||Currently, booking requests for all of July and August equal 100% of capacity. Some of these requests have been and will be cancelled (by today); by tomorrow iris will know what the availability is and will redistribute bookings on as equitable a basis as possible. Because of the fluidity of the situation, people who get a confirmed booking may drop out , even up t the day before their booking; Iris will be maintaining a waiting list and will try to ensure that any beds that become vacant are filled. Please let iris know if you wish to be on this list.|
|3||How was the accommodation limit (14 beds) set?||50% is a typical limitation being imposed, for example Perisher resort, the Man Hotel, t and other lodges that are opening (some are simply not opening for the season). 50% at Doorack would be 12 persons, which was the initial view of the Board, increased to 14 after consideration of the 4m2/person rule and the floorspace of various areas within the club, the number of bathrooms and need to limit their use to one per party, number of bedrooms, kitchen usage, the range of party sizes and the like. We have not accurately measured the floor space, but have made a best estimate based on available plans. It is noted that current NSW rules allow up to 20 people to visit a house, this however would be typically for a visit of a few hours whereas lodge residents share their space for a week.The Board will be regularly reassessing the numbers in relation changes that are likely to be made to Government rules as the season progresses and assuming that the Covid situation improves..|
|4||If restrictions ease who will get priority f spaces become available||Members who had missed out in the first round of booking allocations would get priority, followed by members on the waiting list. All beds that become available will be shown on the booking section of the web site.|
|5||What if more than 14 beds worth of bookings confirm in one week?||Iris will do her best to reallocate bookings equitably. members may be asked they are able to move their booking to an earlier or later date, or reduce the length of their booking. In the case of an irreconcilable conflict the decision will be made by iris drawing lots. A losing party will have priority for any beds that become available later in the season.|
If you have any further questions please email either myself (below) or the Booking Officer (Iris) or call me on the number below.
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