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The Management Committee is monitoring official advice on Corona virus from the public health government sources. We have a Duty of Care to all members when attending our meetings and also when involved in other BOIC activities. These are outlined below:


  • Wash hands regularly with appropriate sanitiser or soap and water. Carry a personal sanitiser pack and avoid touching your face or shaking hands. Maintain appropriate distance when at meetings or gatherings.
  • Meetings may be held with the number of persons allowed by the facility/venue in the room and at the discretion of the BOIC Management Committee. However, social distancing is still preferred in these instances.
  •  It is preferable that seating be arranged by a distance of 1.5 metres apart. People aged 70 or over and people over 65 who may suffer a chronic illness should seriously consider their attendances at meetings.
  •  Members who have travelled recently from any overseas location should familiarize themselves with the Qld. Government requirements
  • People with respiratory symptoms – fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat or any difficulty breathing – should avoid BOIC activities until the nature of their illness is clear and they no longer have such symptoms.
  •  Hand sanitiser will be located at all entrances for ALL members to use before entering the meeting. Names will be recorded before entering a meeting room.


  •  Until further notice un-vaccinated members may be admitted to attend BOIC meetings and other activities.
  •  Upon arrival members must sign in on the Club register, hand sanitiser must be used  before entering, all seating in the meeting room to be 1.5 metres apart.  The wearing of  face masks is preferable.  All members attending our meetings must accept full  responsibility for their own health outcomes.

Ratified at the 2022 AGM

  • The BOIC COVID policy has been updated as the need arises and BOIC will continue this updating process when necessary.
  •  For outside public events, the wearing of face masks is at the discretion of the individual member.
  •  Attendance by members at festival or displays representing BOIC will be subject to the current Government guidelines at the time.


The BOIC Management Committee will update this Policy as the need arises.

BOIC has a Duty of Care and aims to provide at all times a safe environment for our members to meet and conduct club business.

For more information, please access the latest Qld. Govt and Brisbane City Council updates.

Updated 9 April 2022



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