LTC and the Coronavirus
Thu, 19 Mar 2020 00:00
The Committee would like to reassure members and visitors that as a club we are taking the coronavirus extremely seriously.
As we are an outdoor facility we will be continuing as normal with our coaching programme and club sessions unless we are instructed not to by the government or the LTA.
Note that this includes the Easter Holiday Camps and you can find out more about these and our Coaching Programme on our Coaching page.
Opportunities for exercise and fun, particularly for children, are decreasing at this time so if you know of anyone who would be interested in the Coaching or the Holiday Camps then please forward details on to them.
If you wish to discuss this further with Alex then phone him on 07951 416385 or email him on [email protected].
The LTA has issued the following advice:
While the LTA has suspended its organised activity, the Government have currently indicated that recreational exercise that takes place at a safe distance from others and in safe exercise environments is something that can continue during this period.
Guidance with regard to advised social distancing measures (defined by Public Health England as spending more than 15 minutes and within a 2-metre distance talking to someone) is provided on the Government website.
Click here for the LTA page on advice (this also includes links to the latest Government and NHS advice).
As far as playing tennis at Littleover Tennis Club is concerned, there are some simple steps you can take in order to minimise risk:
- Don’t come to the club if you are self-isolating i.e. you have any of the coronavirus symptoms listed below.
- Anyone who is part of a self-isolating family should not attend the club.
- Anyone over 70 or has a pre-existing condition that makes them vulnerable should carefully consider whether they should attend the club.
- Use elbow bumps instead of handshakes etc. at the end of the set.
- Since this is also the season when a number of us have colds and sniffles, if you can’t get to your tissue / handkerchief fast enough, cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow.
- As we all handle the tennis balls we’re playing with, avoid touching your face – we don’t realise we do this most of the time – and wash your hands as soon as possible after play has finished.
- To re-iterate the NHS advice if you have coronavirus symptoms:
- Stay at home for 7 days if you have either: a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back; or a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly.
- Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
- You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you are staying at home
- Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.
We ask that anyone who visits the club ensures that they are following the hygiene and social distancing guidelines set out by the government.
Should you need to use the clubhouse the please avoid close contact and use the facilities in the changing rooms or behind the bar to wash your hands with soap and water as necessary.
Bear in mind that this has been a fast-changing situation so please keep up-to-date with the latest advice issue by the NHS and the Government.
If you have any questions the please email me at mailto:[email protected].
The Littleover Tennis Club Committee sincerely hope all members and their families keep safe and healthy during this difficult time.