UPDATE 30/03

Dear members
I’m writing to you further to my correspondence last week about the Darwin Bushwalking Club response to the Corona Virus (or Covid-19). This email is to provide you with a further important update.
Further to the National Cabinet directive this evening and the closing of many of our NT National Parks, the Darwin Bushwalking Club will not be organising any walks until further notice. All current walks in the near future will be suspended.
All these actions are being taken to help slow the spread of the corona virus and to keep Territorians safe and healthy.
As it seems the Club will be unable to organise walks for sometime, all current members who joined and paid for a 2019/20 membership before 29 March 2020 will be automatically credited with a 2020/21 Club membership.
The Club AGM, scheduled for 19 May 2020 will now be held online. Further details to come.
We encourage you to find creative ways to stay active and healthy during these unusual times. And we look forward to getting back on the walking trail with you all.
Stay well,
Mara and the Darwin Bushwalking Club Committee
To keep informed of the latest NT Corona Virus updates, visit https://securent.nt.gov.au

Dear members

This is an unprecedented time and we hope you are all keeping healthy.

The Australian and NT Governments are encouraging us to be vigilant and careful in our lives at the moment. This is all very new to us as a Bushwalking Club and we are not experts by any means in this. We are learning along the way as no doubt you all are.

To support you and those walking alongside you, we’d suggest you follow the advice by clicking here from the Australian Department of Health on protecting yourself from coronavirus. This information is kept up to date and accurate by health professionals.

To assist in avoiding the spread of Coronavirus, we ask that members who want to attend a bushwalk

  1. Do not have any symptoms of infection; eg. coughing, fever, sneezing, sore throat
  2. Have not been in contact with anyone infected
  3. Undertake heightened personal hygiene; eg. hand washing.
  4. Are not in self-isolating period (for example, you have not returned from international or interstate travel within the last 14 days).

We are cognisant of the fact that for many of our walks, long distances in a car may be required to commence the walk. Individual walkers should make a decision about how they feel comfortable to travel, whether individually or with others. We ask members to take personal responsibility for not risking the spread of the virus, and respecting the decisions of walk leaders.

If you are uneasy about the arrangements for a DBC walk, please do not join the walk.

Our Club AGM will be held as planned on May 19, as the meeting will not exceed 100. Venue details will be announced soon. More information: click here