(Updated Monday 23 March 2020)

Dear Members, Staff, and Others

The Victorian Premier released a statement on Sunday 22 March, indicating a shutdown will be brought in within 48 hours of all “non-essential activity” across the state in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus.  That evening the Prime Minister also announced further restrictions to apply across Australia. 

In addition, ERC today (Monday 23 March) received notification from the Moonee Valley City Council that all activities within a leased property should cease immediately.  This includes:

-         Non-essential gatherings including any sporting or community activities at Council community or sporting leased properties

-         Indoor sporting venues

-         Bars, restaurants and clubs with Liquor licensed areas

For ERC, this means we must shutdown temporarily from today Monday 23rd March.

Sadly, for now, all activities at ERC will temporarily suspend – on and offwater training, bar operations, etc - and we ask that you all please refrain from attending the ERC premises until further notice. 

We do however encourage you to stay active (to the extent possible) whilst at home self-isolating yourselves from non-essential activity.

The Committee will continue to closely monitor updated advice and recommendations of relevant government bodies and Rowing Victoria as such becomes available, and will keep in touch with you all during this extraordinary period.

Whilst it is saddening that we must close for now, take comfort and pride in the role we each play in making sacrifices from our usual routines and activities in order to protect the community at ERC and beyond from infection.

The COVID-19 challenge requires a truly team effort globally to overcome, and a team is only as strong as its weakest link.

Stay strong ERC – we can do this.


ERC Committee:

Tim Juzefowicz

Chris Hammon

Simone Richardson

Matthew Sentry

Mark Dwyer

Narelle Fewster

Cindy Neenan

Luke Mascaro

Peter Gray

Bill Nugent

Janusz Sysak

Angus Bairstow

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