Club Statement – Covid-19 (2020-03-17)

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Dear Member,

We have all been keeping an eye on the news and the guidelines around Covid-19.

As a committee, we have been monitoring the advice given by the LTA & the government and have agreed the following with immediate effect (at 11:30am, Tuesday 17th March):

All FORMAL club activities will be suspended until further notice!

HOWEVER, we understand that some members may wish to continue using the facilities at their own risk. We are NOT restricting this! If you wish to use the courts, please ensure you book slots, and please ensure you regularly wash your hands and take preventative measures to ensure the facilities remain safe for all to use. No refreshments are to be shared, and use of the clubhouse is to be limited.

ADDITIONALLY, Sheetal & Mark will continue to provide their regular coaching sessions for those that wish to attend. They will be contacting all those on current courses directly to discuss the conditions under which the sessions will be continuing. 1-2-1 Sessions will also continue to be available. 

All Leagues have been suspended. However, I am aware that captains have been discussing remaining fixtures with opponents, and some fixtures may go ahead as friendlies if both team are able to field a team. No refreshments will be provided at the matches, and everyone must agree to participate at their own risk.

If you, or a member of your family are experiencing any of the symptoms of Covid-19 (raised temperature, cough or shortness of breath), please ensure you stay away from the club. If you have had recent contact with members and are now feeling unwell, we advise that you let them know so they can also self-isolate.

Should you wish to keep up-to-date with the LTA’s standpoint on this topic, please use this link https://www.lta.org.uk/about-us/tennis-news/news-and-opinion/general-news/2020/march/coronavirus-covid-19---latest-advice/

I will be sending out further communications today with regards to the New Club Spark Website & registration in preparation of the new subscription year, together with an update following our last committee meeting (inclusive of proposed dates for events later in the year… all Covid-19 dependant!). 

Stay safe, stay healthy!

Emma

Emma Fulcher

Chair, Stebbing Tennis Club