Vaccination Passports at The Petone Club

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Dear Member,

The following information is from the Petone Working Men’s Club regarding the vaccination requirements under the Covid Protection “Traffic Light” Framework.

The Executive Committee has voted unanimously to designate the Petone Working Men’s Club as a Covid Vaccination Passport venue. This was endorsed at the Club’s recent A.G.M that was held on 31 October and advised to our adjuncts on 3 November.

Your Executive has an obligation, responsibility, and duty of care to provide for the welfare and best interests of its staff, members, and guests and has the power to make By-Law changes to reflect this.

As a result, the Executive have decided that as a condition of entry into the Petone Working Men’s Club and surrounds (including the carpark) all staff, members and guests must be fully vaccinated and provide evidence of a valid vaccination passport before entry. Access to the Club will be overseen by the General Manager, reception, and management team.

The Executive believes the imposition of this condition is fair and responsible in the circumstances of the current pandemic and is designed to protect our staff, members, and visitors alike.

This rule will take effect from Friday, 3 December from 10.00am in line with the Govt introduction of the new ‘traffic light’ system.

We strongly encourage all our members to get fully vaccinated so they can continue to enjoy the company of fellow members and everything their great Club has to offer.

Members who do not wish to become vaccinated will have their entry rights to the Club suspended until further notice or until they can provide proof of full vaccination.

Should a member wish to resign from the Club due to their decision not to vaccinate, they can contact the Club directly via email with the balance of their membership fee refunded to their nominated bank account.

Should a member not be able to be vaccinated due to medical grounds they must produce a government mandated Vaccination Exemption upon request.

The By-Laws will confirm the position regarding allowing only vaccinated members into the Club. There will be an obligation on any non-vaccinated member or guest not to enter the Club.

We understand that there may be a small number of members who disagree with this decision however we believe it is necessary to ensure the health and well-being of our Club members, staff, guests, and the wider community

Bruce Hollow
PWMC President

Iain Craw
General Manager