QCCC REadiness for COVID Re-opening. Queensland Conference and Camping Centres (QCCC) is committed to working with authorities and our clients to minimise the spread and impact of the Covid-19 virus. All four QCCC venues retain essential staff to maintain and upkeep facilities, liaise with client groups and have the sites ready to resume operations, in consultation with health authorities, within a 48-hour period. We believe camp programs will be an important tool to restore relationships and re-build community after Covid containment relaxes so QCCC is adopting a wait-and-see” approach to all bookings held for Term 3 and 4 and taking bookings on a tentative basis for both terms.
With staff on the Jobkeeper Allowance each site is implementing a contingency plan for operations within the social distancing measures which will apply at the time of the camp, as we were successfully doing before we were shut.
Measures being taken include:
- All rooms and common areas have been measured to clarify their capacity to operate within social distancing ratios. Most sites also have the option to book additional rooms to spread guests out and/or provide tent-camping with individual tents and swags;
- Operations are being adjusted to utilise the full range of facilities including:
- Establishing multiple food service areas to assist with social distancing and switching to single use cutlery and drinking containers (as well as encouraging guests to bring their own water bottles);
- Use of each site’s large outdoor covered areas for dining and recreation to promote social distancing and to keep groups separate. This includes covered courtyards and decks which have been recently built at each site;.
- Contingency plans in place for increased cleaning of the ablutions areas and prioritising the use of ensuite rooms where available (Brookfield is fully ensuited);
- Each venue has large outdoor grounds (20-55 acres) to use for recreation and outdoor meetings.
- Revision of all Outdoor Education activities, cancelling ones where it’s difficult to stop cross-contamination, incorporating sanitising into ones where it can be used, and creating new activities which have a social distancing component inbuilt.
- Working with our aged-care partner we have developed and are implementing a best-practice, three stage Covid-relevant cleaning regime for spot clean, full clean and infectious clean (if required).
- Hand sanitisers are available throughout each venue along with signage to encourage regular handwashing.
- Touchless thermometers have been purchased for each site to monitor temperatures of staff and guests (if required).
The health and safety of our guests has always been our number one priority and we’ve compiled a professional, capable and committed team to deliver best-practice operations. Many of the measures suggested to prevent the spread of disease have been standard practice at QCCC sites for years. We look forward to being of service to you again! If you have any further questions or specific requests, please do not hesitate to contact us. https://www.qccc.org.au/contact-us/