WAIVER OF LIABILITY – COVID-19 -SCHOOL GROUPS

COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organisation, is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, restricted the congregation of groups of people.

Preston Alpine Lodge has put in place preventative measures to reduce to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the Lodge cannot guarantee your safety, your guests or anyone else from COVID-19 within the Lodge’s premises. As such, Preston Alpine Lodge requires an undertaking of risk waiver of liability from all guests before we can allow them on the Lodge’s premises.

Preston Lodge has followed Victorian State Government COVID-19 Guidelines and in accordance, has developed the Preston Alpine Lodge COVID-19 Safe Operating Plan. Before entering the lodge, you must familiarise yourself with the plan, and agree to following all recommendations, restrictions, and guidelines specified within the Plan as well as also complying with all Federal and State Government social distancing requirements and guidelines including the requirement to remain at a distance of 1.5 metres from any other individual not within your family group or household. As part of the COVID Safe Plan, all Guests are responsible for the following cleaning duties:

Cleaning duties:

  1. Bedrooms: You are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of your room/s, as well as doing a final clean on leaving, which includes:
    1. Wiping down all surfaces with provided disinfectant wipes
    2. Spraying all beds and pillows with provided disinfectant spray
    3. Vacuuming
  2. Bathrooms: You are also responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the bathrooms, including:
    1. Wiping down the sink after use
    2. Wiping down the toilet after use
  3. Kitchen & Dining: You are also responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the Kitchen & Dining room, including:
    1. Wiping down used surfaces with provided disinfectant
    2. Washing, drying and putting away all dishes
  4. Lounge, Pool Room & TV Rooms:
    1. Please disinfectant wipe all surfaces after use in the shared lounge areas. Disinfectant wipes & sprays along with vacuum cleaners are available on all floors.

Any breach or non-compliance with any COVID-19 requirements may lead to a direction being issued to you and/or your guests to immediately leave the premises.  If such a direction is issued, you must comply with it.

  • I, on behalf of my school staff and students attending Preston Alpine Lodge, acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that I/we may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by staying in the Lodge and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death.
  • I/we understand that the risk of exposure extends to anyone with whom I/we have regular close physical contact, including members of my household (partners children, parents and others).
  • I/we understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the Lodge may result from the actions and omission of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Lodge employees, volunteers, work people and guests.
  • I/we voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, or any kind, that I or my household may experience or incur in connection with my attendance at the Lodge (“Claims”).
  • I, on behalf of my school staff and students attending Preston Alpine Lodge, HERBY WAIVE AND RELEASE indemnity, hold harmless and forever discharge, Preston Alpine Lodge, and its agents, employees, officers, directors, affiliates, successors and assigns, trustees of and from any and all claims, demands, debts, contracts, expenses, cause of action, lawsuits, damages, and liabilities, of every kind of natures, whether known or unknown, in law or equity, that I ever had or may have, arising from or in any way related to my attendance at the Lodge, provided that this waive of liability does not apply to any acts of gross negligence, or intentional, wilful or wanton misconduct arising out of exposure to COVID-19.         
  • I/we understand that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of the Lodge, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after my stay at the Lodge’s premises.
  • You further agree that if you or any of your colleagues or students display any flu like symptom then you must immediately notify the Club.   

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                       Signed                                                               Print name

On behalf of all staff and students from …………………….……..……………………………………..

staying at Preston Alpine Lodge                                                (school name)

Dated …………………………………………….

Please return this signed form along with a list of all people who will be staying at the lodge from your school.