Members will wish to be aware that the bar will be reopening this weekend, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July, opening at noon each day.
We are also planning for food to be available. Another email about our new food arrangements will follow.
Thereafter we plan to open on Friday evenings and at weekends. We shall be assessing the need for mid-week opening after the coming weekend.
The reopening of the bar will undoubtedly bring pleasure to many members. However, we are required by government regulation and guidance to operate rigorous hygiene and safety procedures. We shall need and welcome your support as members to uphold them. A summary of these arrangements is set out below.
We are a members’ club and welcome members and their guests, and of course new members. Members will wish to be reassured that we shall not be acting as an overspill venue for locals who cannot gain entry into the more restricted spaces offered by pubs in the village.
If you are contemplating coming down to the Club to enjoy the facilities of the bar we would ask you first to read the summary below of listing processes that the Club and its members are required to follow.
SUMMARY OF SAFETY ARRANGEMENTS
PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE CLUB IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING
• a new continuous cough
• a high temperature
• a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell
If you do have any of the above symptoms you must stay at home and arrange to have a test to see if you have COVID-9.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMP TO ENTER OR LEAVE THE CLUB BY THE FRONT DOOR
We are required to control entry to the premises and to brief those arriving. There are special arrival and departure routes as set out below.
Arrival at the club: You must arrive via the side of the clubhouse adjacent to the bowls green. As this is a narrow gap, and given the need to observe social distancing, please leave as below:
Leaving the Club: You must leave taking the route between the squash courts and the scorebox.
MEET AND GREET ON ARRIVAL
You must report to the meet and greet table on arrival.
The meet and great process for first timers is important as we need to explain the key rules and requests we and you need to follow to enable us to keep you and our staff stay safe. We need your support to make the service as quick as possible. Please make sure you know and follow the process.
REQUIREMENTS FOR TRACKING AND TRACING
All attendees at the club, including members, will need to be entered in an attendance register on arrival and departure for the purpose of tracking and tracing lest someone who has been present should become infectious with COVID-19.
USE OF HAND SANITISER AND HAND WASHING
You must sanitise your hands on arrival.
SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES
All members and visitors must observe social distancing rules and the numbers allowed in a group – regardless of age and regardless of whether you have had Covid-19.
Members are reminded that indoor gatherings must only be occurring in groups of up to 2 households (including support bubbles) while outdoor gatherings should only be occurring in groups of up to 2 households (or support bubbles), or a group of at most 6 people from any number of households. People from different households but together still need to remain 1+m apart with mitigation. Groups at different tables must remain 2m apart unless mitigation actions in place. Non face to face seating is mitigation.
PLEASE DO NOT MOVE TABLES AND CHAIRS
Do not move tables and chairs. The layout you will find has been set to meet the requirements of social distancing. Do however ask a member of staff if you require more furniture.
PAYMENTS BY CARD ONLY
Payment will be by card only, preferably by contactless – cash will not be accepted.
VISITING THE TOILETS
Only two people will be allowed in the toilets at any one time in order to facilitate social distancing. You must adhere to this and help others to follow it as well. Please also avoid touching surfaces wherever possible. Sanitiser and/or hand washing soap will be available for your use.
The bar will close at 11:00pm on Saturday and 10:00pm on Sunday. Members are asked to leave the premises quietly.