January 5, 2022

The health, wellbeing and safety of our members, staff and visitors is of paramount importance.

Please check the latest COVID-19 updates on a regular basis and stay aware of the current rules and restrictions that apply to your area and your destination before leaving home.

Do not visit a national park, camping grounds or caravan parks if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, or if you are a close contact of a confirmed case. Get tested and stay home.

Campgrounds within national parks and campsites in caravan parks are not suitable for self-isolation and you may be asked to vacate the area.

Be aware that several people handling items, sharing food, containers or implements is a risk that should be avoided. Therefore, it is important to continue to practice safe food handling, physical distancing and personal hygiene at all our events and get tested when required.

Stay safe and avoid large or crowded gatherings especially in enclosed areas.

We have been successful in working through this pandemic by following our COVID-19 safety plan, being alert and aware and following the health advice and government directives.

We have experienced the Delta strain impact and now we are experiencing the Omicron strain and its impact on testing, hospitals, health care professionals and the community.

Working together we can operate safely through 2022 as we did in 2020 and 2021 and we thank all our members for being responsible throughout these challenging times.  

Symptoms of COVID-19                 

Symptoms include:

  • fever (37.5 degrees Celsius or higher)
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath
  • runny nose
  • loss of taste
  • loss of smell.

Other reported symptoms include:

  • fatigue
  • acute blocked nosed (congestion)
  • muscle pain
  • joint pain
  • headache
  • diarrhoea
  • nausea/vomiting
  • loss of appetite.

Unexplained chest pain and conjunctivitis (eye infection) have also been reported as symptoms of COVID-19.  

In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia with severe acute respiratory distress.

How COVID-19 is spread

COVID-19 is a human coronavirus that spreads from an infected person to other people in close contact:

  • through contaminated droplets spread by coughing, sneezing etc
  • by contact with contaminated hands, surfaces, or objects.

When COVID-19 symptoms appear

The amount of time between exposure to the virus and the first appearance of symptoms is usually 5 to 6 days, although it may range from 2 to 14 days.

If you don't have symptoms

If you have COVID-19 but do not have any symptoms, this is called "asymptomatic".

If you have COVID-19 and do not have symptoms, you can still infect other people and they could get sick.