May 11th 2020
Dear Hornets Members & Family,
As you may be aware the Federal and Queensland governments on Friday provided an update to the road map for how our country and state plan to start our return to a “new normal” in the coming months.
For the moment while we here at the club work out our re-opening strategy, and what these new stages mean for us we will continue our takeaway and bottle shop services and be adding more takeaway menu options for you to enjoy at home!
Once further information has been received regarding the 3 stages, and how these work for community clubs we will confirm our re-opening plans and look forward to updating you on these shortly.
We look forward to announcing our re-opening and seeing all our valued members and guests in the club soon.
Thank you as always for your patience and understanding.
Aspley Hornets Team
24th March 2020
To our Loyal Hornets Members & Family,
Due to the recent direction from the Government, Aspley Hornets is currently closed until further notice. We would firstly like to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind words, positive thoughts and smiles this last week and for the last 56 years! We have loved being a part of this community through AFL and as a social hub for all our valued members and guests.
We are devastated about the closure! Right now we are focused on taking care of our Hornets Family until we can reopen again soon. We are currently working through what the future will look like at Aspley Hornets, and what this means for our team and club.
While there are still many things to consider we can confirm right now that:
- Your loyalty points will not be dropping off on March 31st 2020
- Your Hornets Rewards Tier will remain as is until 1st January 2021
- The Membership drive “Win a Boat Promotion” will be on 27th September 2020
- The Members Draw has been postponed until 16th August 2020
- AFL & NRL tipping: We will contact you in coming days to arrange a refund
As part of our plans for the immediate future, we will be doing takeaway food and bottle shop this week:
6.30am – 8pm: Coffee & Café Menu available by texting 0431 509 902
12noon – 8pm: Limited takeaway bistro menu available online www.aspleyhornets.com.au
10am – 7pm: Bottle shop available by calling 0732635522 to order
Please note Cafe & Bottleshop Sales are EFTPOS and PICK UP only.
Bistro Menu is ordered and paid for online, and is PICK UP only.
We will review these options this Friday and be in touch about the takeaway hours for next week and beyond.
Stay in touch and up to date with everything Hornets on our social media pages & we will continue to send Member email updates as things progress.
We would like to again thank our amazing Hornets Family, Members & Team! Stay Positive, safe and healthy. We can’t wait to see all your smiling faces again soon.
Danni, Anne & the Aspley Hornets Team 🐝💛
March 18, 2020
Here’s the latest from the Aspley Hornets in regards to the football program and also the Licenced club following announcements from our sporting codes and the Federal government.
AFL Queensland announced yesterday, March 17, that all Community Football including Auskick will be postponed until May 31, 2020.
This means that no games, training or related football activities will be run by clubs, such as Aspley Hornets until May 31st.
We know that the AFL had to consider a lot of issues in making this decision, and as you are aware the Board and Management of the Aspley Hornets Football & Sporting Club LTD have been adapting as quickly as possible to the very dynamic situation we all are facing.
We’re disappointed as we are sure you are. Football people, you and us, love footy and look forward to it every year. Players, Staff, Supporter, Families, Sponsors and everyone who belong to the Aspley Family.
However, at this time we also know it’s in everyone’s best interest to follow all guidelines and regulations to contain all health concerns.
As a community club, our priority is that everyone in our Aspley Family stays safe. We will continue to share news and information on our website, through email and our social accounts. If you want to stay up to date please make sure you subscribe to these. We’ve added links at the bottom to each of our channels so you can pick which one best suits you.
Licenced Club Update:
The good news is that our licenced club is still open and able to serve our members and guests.
The government has placed restrictions on the number of people that can be inside our venue, which is 100. This will include staff as well as guests.
All of our facilities are still open within normal trading hours. Including our bars, cafe, bistro and gaming room.
We’ve made the following adjustments to ensure our Club is a safe and hygienic space you can enjoy.
Restriction on Numbers
Due to the new government regulations limiting the number of people in our club to 100 we will have a member of staff at the front doors. They will be managing numbers within the club. Should we reach our limit we will ask new arrivals to wait until someone leaves. Please be patient with our team as this is new to them as well.
Increased cleaning of gaming areas
We increased the cleaning routines in our gaming areas in February and have increased this further. During our opening hours, you will notice our team members regularly cleaning all gaming area surfaces and machines are maintained at a high level of cleanliness. Individual wipes are available to all members to clean for themselves, please just ask if you cannot locate anywhere you are seated.
Increased space around the venue
With the guideline of maintaining social distancing as the best course of action, we have modified the inside of the venue by;
- Removing some tables from the bistro area and ensuring adequate space around all tables so you can enjoy your meal comfortably.
- All other seating areas have had increased spacing created for the same reasons
- We have removed every second chair in the gaming areas to create more space. Chairs can be moved to the machine of choice and we will manage the spacing accordingly.
Food handling & safety
Our team members always use the best practice in food handling and safety procedures, including gloves for all people working around food. We will be implementing other safety procedures as required in this area.
All bar staff will be wearing gloves as part of our increased safety measures.
Removal of cutlery, straws and condiments from open-air environments
Cutlery will be wrapped and provided at the service counters when you place your order, or on request. Straws and condiments will also be kept out of open-air environments and will be provided as requested at the time of service. This will reduce the risk of airborne contaminants.
Like many organisations, we are waiting for our additional supplies of hand sanitiser to be available. We do have hand sanitiser available around the club and will provide more as our orders are delivered. Our bathrooms are cleaned very regularly and there is always soap and hand towels available in there for you to clean your hands.
We have increased the cleaning within the kids room to ensure all surfaces are kept as clean as possible. The kids room will remain open for the foreseeable future, but recognise that it’s your decision as to whether to let your children play there or not.
The Club is open and we look forward to being able to provide you with a social outlet over the coming weeks and months, and we will continue to make adjustments as needed to ensure your safety and hygiene while visiting with us.
If you have any questions about opening hours and access to the club please contact us at reception so we can assist you.
March 17, 2020. 3.39pm
After careful consideration of the current situation surround the Covid-19 situation, the Board of the Aspley Hornets Football & Sporting Club has decided to temporarily suspend all training for all our teams until we receive further advice from AFLQ.
We believe our duty lies in ensuring the ongoing health and well being of all our members and while the situation unfolds differently for everyone we believe this is a prudent step to take at this time.
It is our hope this will help to relieve any immediate concerns our players, parents and volunteers might have in regards to attending training and allows them to focus for the immediate short term on their work and family commitments.
As and when we have more information about the season overall we will communicate changes about the way the season will unfold.
March 17, 2020. 12:52 pm
To all our members, players and their families.
We wanted to make sure you knew how the Aspley Hornets is managing the Covid-19 situation. The club management and board are continuously monitoring and keeping abreast of any direction from the Government, AFL and World Health organisation.
We are currently awaiting a direction in regards to the football season from AFLQ in regards to both Juniors and Seniors.
We are actively engaging in good hygiene practises, encouraging players and members to stay home if unwell and keeping up to date with all information as it develops concerning this unprecedented situation we are currently in.
The situation is changing every day and our Board and Management are reviewing everything about how it affects football and the club in an ongoing basis.We will continue broadcasting updates via email, the website, and on social media as soon as possible once the AFLQ has provided us with their decision.
Aspley Hornets Team & Board
March 16, 2020. 7.30 am
Update on upcoming public events at The Hornets
Over the coming weeks, with the start of the 2020 Australian Rules Football season, we have a number of public events within the Hornets facilities.
All of these events including the Season Launch on Saturday, March 14 are still going ahead as scheduled.
The Hornets Management and Board are monitoring all advice in relation to the current Covid-19 situation to help us make the best decisions for you the members. It is a dynamically changing situation and we are receiving regular information from a number of sources including the Qld Government, Clubs Qld and AFLQ.
At this stage, events like ours around Brisbane are going ahead as planned and we look forward to welcoming you at the club over this period.
Should anything change we will use a number of channels to notify members and guests of the club including our website, email, SMS and social media depending on circumstances.
Should you have any questions about your next visit to the club feel free to contact us.