Covid-19

Dear Shareholders,

Typically our Annual General Meeting is held in late April.

At this time we have decided to postpone the meeting until further notice. We are hoping this is not too far away, but to when we can host the meeting in person.

Yours faithfully,

HGC Board of Directors

 

Dear Members and Guests,

The all-party cabinet committee on COVID-19 and the cabinet have agreed today, April 1st, 2020, to extend the “State of Emergency” declaration issued March 19 for another 14 days. The order will be reassessed after two weeks and will be extended as needed. In the interest of the safety of our Members and Staff, the Board and Management are to keep Hampton Golf Course closed. This closure will be until further notice. Effective immediately, no members or guests are permitted on Club property during this closure.
Gov NB News_release 2020.03.19

Gov NB News_release 2020.04.01

 

These precautions have been enacted based on the recommendations of provincial and federal health authorities, and are in the best interests of the Club and our local community.

The following services will be closed at the following times:

Clubhouse:
Clubhouse building, including “Grass Roots Grill”, main floor, pro shop and office are closed until further notice.

The following services will continue to operate at this time, with additional health and safety precautions in place:

Maintenance:
Our staff are preparing the golf course for when we are allowed to open in the future. They are observing all of the health and safety precautions including self-distancing (6ft/2m).

The following procedures remain in effect:

Until further notice, if you or any member of your household has travelled outside of Canada, you are required to stay away from the Hampton Golf Club property for a minimum of 14 days starting the day you get home. Any violation of this order will result in disciplinary action. This is your social responsibility to keep everyone safe during this pandemic. This new guidance applies to all Members and Staff.

DO NOT COME TO THE CLUB PROPERTY IF YOU ARE EXHIBITING SYMPTOMS. Reported symptoms include: fever, coughing, chills, persistent headaches, unexplained rash, difficulty breathing and/or pneumonia. Symptoms relate to that of the flu, common cold or worse. Anyone concerned that they may have been exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of, COVID-19 should call their primary care provider, local public health office or 8-1-1 before heading to the hospital. For up-to-date information on the virus and how to protect yourself, please visit the WHO website here. For facts about the coronavirus from the Public Health Agency of Canada, click here.

Please review the prepared FAQs listed below as they relate to the course closure.

As you can imagine, this is a stressful time and we will do our best to keep everyone updated as new information becomes available. Thank you for your understanding. Stay healthy, stay safe.

Sincerely,

Craig Mills, General Manager
Dana Lohnes, HGC Chair of the Board

FAQs

When can we open the course?

We have been instructed by the Government of New Brunswick with the announcement of the State of Emergency to remain closed until the end of the Emergency.

Will the golf course be maintained?

Yes. We will continue normal routines with our golf course staff. We will delay any returning staff that were scheduled for April 1st. We will monitor this department’s activities as the provincial and national health authorities update us.

Any other changes on the golf course?

We lost a large number of trees in the Fall of 2019 and the cleanup of these is going to take some time.

Will we receive a rebate on our membership dues and fees?

HGC is observing regulations/guidelines imposed by federal and provincial authorities. Should our ability to open to members become delayed/restricted the board will assess what refunds are reasonable.

How will staff be affected by this closure? How will they manage?

We will treat our staff responsibly – they are the backbone of our operations. We are still looking into all options to ensure our staff can afford the basic necessities. Many of our staff may be delayed in returning to work.

Our staff have protocols in place to ensure they distance themselves and follow the health and safety requirements.

Will renovations continue during the Clubhouse closure?

Yes, at this time the routine and seasonal maintenance will continue, making use of this time to expedite any minor project completions.

Has a re-opening date been established?

No, the Board of Directors and Management will continue to monitor the situation and the recommendations from the Provincial and Federal health authorities. The situation will be reassessed as new information is received, and we will maintain frequent communication with our Members.

What if I have an event booked in the future?

For future bookings or other event-related inquiries, please contact Craig Mills by telephone or email if you have any concerns.

Will the General Manager be on-site?

As much as possible, our General Manager will work from home. Not all tasks can be done this way, so periodically they will be in the building, but the Office will be closed and hold no hours until further notice.

Will the Board and Committees meet during this closure?

Committees & Board will no longer meet in person. We will use virtual technology to meet regularly and ensure Members are informed.