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Mon 16 Nov 2020

The Sydney Speleological Society

Covid-19 update

As Covid-19 restrictions continue to change and evolve we are plnning trips with the understanding that thy may be changed or cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. These changes or cancellations may at times be very short notice so please ensure you are in contact with the trip leader/s. Please be aware that all Covid-19 related restrictions around group numbers and social distancing must be adhered to on every trip and activity. To ensure we are meeting these obligations it is critical that you contact the trip leader/s and discuss your intentions before attending any trip. Unfortunately due to limits on social gatherings it may be necessary to strictly limit the number of people attending certain trips.

The Society has been advised by Burwood Council that the venue for our meetings, George Street Centre in Burwood, is closed together with all other Council facilities, until no earlier than the 1st of June 2020.

The Society therefore has no option but to cancel all Talk Nights and General Meetings proposed to be held until that date and possibly beyond.

The Committee are examining other possible means of holding meetings by electronic conferencing or some-such.

As you are all aware we are faced with an ongoing and rapidly developing situation caused by the escalation of the Covid-19 outbreak. Further advice will be sent to members on this mail list and in the Journal as soon as we are able to.

Thank you for your understanding during this extraordinary situation.

Trips and other activities

Most (if not all) caving areas have now been temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This includes all NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service controlled areas. This has meant that all SSS trips have now had to be cancelled until further notice

The good news is that we are still able to post out our world class publications, so for all of you who are in lock down its a great chance to catch up on your reading! Please visit our Shop for details.


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Our society has a single category of membership. As part of the risk management strategy of the society, new applicants have to attend at least three official society trips before obtaining membership. Once accepted, and all fees due paid, new members commence evaluation and training under the supervision of the trip leaders who have full authority over the granting of access to caves according to the members ability. New members are also obliged to attend all safety and technical training provided by the society.
The Committee of the Sydney Speleological Society Inc. has the authority and obligation under the constitution to deal with membership related issues and has the final say in who can become a member.
Trip leaders are considered as office bearers of the society for the duration of the authorised trips.
SSS is fully insured against public liability claims. All society activities are fully covered by the policy and the cost of the insurance is incorporated in our membership and visitors' fee structure!
Our current fee structure is shown here.

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