Sometimes the best laid plans can be foiled by wild weather, especially during a Victorian summer. Disappointing as this may be, the safety and comfort of participants, staff and volunteers will always be our number one priority.
During Summer by the Sea we might encounter a number of weather scenarios which cause us to consider cancelling activities including extreme heat, bushfire danger, storms and poor water quality. When these weather events arise, we work with emergency services experts in the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and with our local activity providers to gather local knowledge, conduct risk analysis and decide if activities should proceed or be cancelled.
In the event that activities are cancelled we will inform people who were booked as soon as possible, and change the activity to “Cancelled” status on the website. In many instances we will be able to reschedule the activity for a different date, and will offer places to those who were booked in the original activity, plus post the new activity on the website if places are still available.
If activities do go ahead on hot days, please make your own decision as to whether you should attend (especially if you are with very young, elderly or otherwise vulnerable people). Ensure you drink plenty of fluids, be sunsmart and stay out of the sun as much as possible.
We appreciate your understanding and patience when we have wild weather! We are committed to running a great summer program while ensuring everyone stays safe and comfortable.