Club Guidelines

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Bovingdon & Flaunden Tennis Club – Club Guidelines

From July 2021

Given the global pandemic our club guidelines are somewhat lengthier than previously written and are based on LTA guidelines which can be found here. It is important that you read these guidelines prior to playing tennis at the club and that you revisit them regularly as guidance is changing all the time. Ultimately these are written to keep you and all members of, and visitors to, Bovingdon & Flaunden Tennis Club safe during their time on the premises. Thank you for reading and abiding by these guidelines.

The guidelines cover:

  • Pre-travel 
  • Coming and Going
  • Around and about the Club
  • Lighting up
  • Spectating and Supervising
  • Club Meetings
  • Social Tennis
  • Staying in touch
  • Testing Positive

Pre-Travel

Before leaving home anyone attending the Club (including players, coaches, staff and visitors), should undergo a self-assessment for any COVID- 19 symptoms. This can be done using information on the NHS website.

If you, or someone in your household, has symptoms of COVID-19 such as a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss of taste of smell, please do not come to the Club. 

Please follow Government guidance on self-isolation.

Coming and Going

Whilst the Government guidelines on social distancing have been amended, please be respectful of others who may still wish to observe social distancing measures. On arrival at the courts please sanitise your hands. Dispensers are installed at the Clubhouse and by courts. 

The next thing to do is to sign in. There is a QR code posted above the hand sanitizer at the Clubhouse and other posters around the premises. Alternatively, for those on WhatsApp chat groups a form is hosted on the information page, along with the Defib access code. It is important that we know who has played in order to be able to contact you in the event of a health and safety matter. This is not just related to COVID 19.

Group socialising before / after tennis is now permitted.  

Having finished your game we advise you to sanitise your hands again as you may have come into contact with surfaces touched by others. 

Around and About the Club

Club House

The club house may now be used. We ask that those entering sanitise their hands prior to entry and that they sign in using the sign in sheet provided.  On exiting, please ensure you clean and santise touch points and hands should be sanitised again. 

Shelters 

Spectators are now allowed so the shelter and other general seating can be used. 

First Aid

Access to first aid and emergency equipment is available as the safety of our members and guests is paramount. If treating someone please remember to sanitise your hands before and after and wear a face covering.  Guidance on delivering first aid during the coronavirus pandemic is available on the St John Ambulance website

Nets

Nets will be maintained at the appropriate height to avoid players having to adjust them. Where possible, please also limit the surfaces that you touch. If you do use equipment such as brushes to clear courts, you should sanitise your hands before and after using the equipment. 

Similarly, players are advised to use their equipment to limit sharing. 

Lighting up

When using the floodlights please sanitise your hands prior to opening the relevant box. Courts should be lit in reverse order, starting with Court 5 through to Court 1.

Coaching

Our coaches will act within LTA guidelines to deliver coaching activities safely.  

Supervising and Spectating

Spectators are allowed but Government guidance should still be followed. 

Club Meetings

All Club meetings will conform to Government and LTA guidance on meetings.

Social Tennis

Please refer to separate notes that will be published to members which detail guidelines for social tennis activities.

Staying in touch

These guidelines will be updated as Government and LTA advice changes. As this happens we will keep members informed. 

As undertaking any activity, including tennis, has the potential for increased risk of transmission of COVID-19, we advise attendees to read the Government’s guidance on how to avoid the spread of COVID-19.