Last Update: 23 June 2021
(Updated daily if required. Today's changes highlighted)
The lodge is open but very constrained by government restrictions regarding who can stay.
The limit on the capacity of the lodge is now based on the density per square metre.
People over 12 years old coming from "Melbourne Metro" are recommended to have a negative COVID test within 72 hours of departing from Melbourne for the resort. It is not yet clear if the checkpoints at Mt Beauty and village entry will continue.
You must purchase and print off resort entry permits/oversnow etc. The Howmans ticket box and the ATS will not be able to process these. Keep any eye on the Falls Creek resort website for up to date information. Resort entry season pass holders must still register their visits at least 48 hours ahead but need not print out the permit.
From18 June Melbourne based members and guests will be permitted to travel to the lodge. We are now permitted to take new bookings from Melbourne people, within the other constraints on bookings.
If there are more bookings than permitted by the restrictions, the booking officer will have discretion to determine which eligible bookings can use the lodge.
It is quite likely that some bookings in the school holidays will need to be cancelled, depending on the further easing of resrictions.
Our full COVID Safe Plan has been revised to ensure that it still complies with recent govermnet advice. This is a rather bulky document that includes much material of little interest to most members and guests. A summary of our COVID Safe Plan has been published to more succinctly inform members and guests about how the lodge will operate. These documents will be revised in the next few days to reflect clarifications and new advice. The table below summarises factors that may override the summary.
The most up-to-date information will be published here. Be sure to check for the latest information.
Key settings from 25 June
People (over 12 years old) coming from " Melbourne Metro" are recommended to have a negative COVID test within 72 hours of departing Melbourne.
NSW hotspots noted below
|Lodge Capacity||25 (or possibly 46 - to be confirmed)|
|Visitors||Not allowed until capacity permits|
|Bedrooms shared between bookings||Not until restrictions ease|
|Masks||Must be worn indoors unless eating, drinking or otherwise exempt|
|COVID cleaning surcharge||$5 per person per night|
|Sunday blockout||Expected to commence on Sunday 4 July but may be delayed if the private gathering cap remains low. (may not be clear till Wed 23 June)|
|Physical distancing||At least 1.5m where feasible|
|Density||1 person per 4sqm in all common areas|
Travelling from interstate?
- QR code check-in is mandatory at the lodge and nearly everywhere on the mountain. This will be easiest if you install the Service Victoria app on your smart phone
- You will need an entry permit for Victoria. Unless you are coming from a hotspot, it is a formaility akin to checking-in in case they need to find you later. Bayside, Canada Bay, Inner West, Randwick, Sydney, Waverley, Woollahra LGAs are now declared red zones and people who live there or have been there are not permitted to enter Victoria. Wollongong LGA has neen declared an orange zone and entry to the lodge is not permitted unless you have been tested and islolated elsewhere until you receive a negative result.
- Check the border and quarantine rules for your state (and any states you will transit)