Pandemic Restrictions - Dec 2020
Sat, 28 Nov 2020 00:00
We're allowed back on court from Wed 2nd Dec, but please follow the guidance in the grid above.
As before lockdown:
- you must be a guest of or a member of the Club and you must book a court before you play
- sign in using the quark code on the notice board or in the book (on top of the ball machine hut by court 1)
- use hand sanitiser - either your own or that supplied by the club
- use the clubhouse to get water/to go to the loo/switch lights on/off only
- exercise caution to reduce Covid-19 transmission.
For now, we don't think we can run club sessions, but we are awaiting to final clarification from the LTA and will let you know as soon as we have an outcome.
This grid outlines a summary of the Government restrictions for each tier of restrictions across England and what that means for tennis activity, effective from 00:01 on Wednesday 2 December 2020
Details of which tier each area of the country have been published by the Government and are available here
Where activity is listed as permitted, this may still be subject to additional restrictions and protocols - venues, coaches, players and officials should therefore refer to the LTA's full COVID-19 secure detailed guidance once it is published before undertaking any activity
The same Tier 2 and Tier 3 rules also apply to people from these areas even if they travel to an area in a lower tier
The Government have confirmed that there is an exemption for indoor group tennis activity for disabled people and for under 18s (and also for organised activity for education) and it is safe and appropriate for activity for these groups to continue indoors in both Tier 2 and Tier 3 areas as long as it is done in line with the LTA's COVID-19 Secure guidelines for players, venues, coaches and officials
These exemptions also apply to travel guidelines for Tier 3, so these groups (plus parents/guardians and any necessary workforce) can travel into and out of Tier 3 areas for tennis activity where this is necessary to facilitate participation
This grid should be viewed in conjunction with the main LTA Coronavirus guidance documents for tennis players, venues, coaches and officials which will be updated and published on the LTA website once the Government has published full details of the restrictions – this will now likely be w/c 30 November. Please refer to the main LTA coronavirus information page for all the latest coronavirus updates at www.lta.org.uk/coronavirus