Covid-19: Updates from IPS Executive Committee

Covid Updates

April 2022 - The Clubrooms reopen ... once again!!!
One could be forgiven for felling like its groundhog day.  For the second time in almost a year, the clubrooms are once again reopening on Sunday 3 April for a afternoon tea including our annual Year 12 Awards and a special Zoom link up with the Mayor Ithaca, Mr Dionysios Stanitsas.  Regular Bingo is also back in full swing. We aniticipate that Open Day will commnece shortly.
September 2021 
Our clubrooms remain closed. Open Day will resume online via Zoom, for details visit
August 2021 
Once again we regret to advise that regular events at the clubrooms - Open Day, Bingo - will be cancelled until further notice.  Our AGM on 1st August will be conducted via Zoom.
June 2021 
We regret to advise that regular events at the clubrooms - Open Day, Bingo - will be cancelled until further notice.  
April 2021 - The Clubrooms reopen!!!
Great news - the clubrooms will reopen on Sunday 11 April for our annual Year 12 Awards and to celebrate the 200 years anniversary since the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821. Regular Open Day and Bingo are also back in full swing.  
March 2021 - IPS Covid Safe Plan
Following the Victorian government's easing of Covid restrictions the IPS executive has developed a Covid Safe plan to ensure the safe re-opening of our club rooms.  Click here for the latest version of the plan.  
August 2020
In accordance with the State government announcement of stage four coronavirus restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne from Sunday 2 August until Sunday 13 September, our Club rooms will remain closed.  The situation will be reviewed following easing of restrictions and the release of the State roadmap for re-opening. 
20 March 2020
Following Monday’s announcement by the Premier of Victoria declaring a State of Emergency and further restrictions of group gatherings, the IPS Executive Committee has made the decision to postpone the following events to safeguard the wellbeing of our members. 
  • Portarlington Ferry Trip and Winery Luncheon (22 March)
  • Cooking class (5 April)
  • Annual General Meeting (26 April)
  • Trivia Night (30 May)
  • Bingo and Open Day (cancelled for the remainder of March and April and maybe beyond pending the situation with the Covid-19 pandemic – participants will be notified)

The clubrooms will remain closed until further notice.

This decision was not made lightly as our events are not simply social occasions; they also provide connection and companionship for many of our members, particularly the regular Bingo and Open Day gatherings. 

Please stay connected via our website and Facebook page and don’t forget to make a regular phone call to touch base with family and friends, in particular our elderly Nona and Nono/Yiayia and Papou, or Theio and Theia, during these extraordinary and unprecedented times.

We also remain contactable through email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The health and safety of our members is our utmost priority.  We will provide updates of any further changes and details of when various events will be rescheduled. In the meantime, please adhere to government advice and stay safe.