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Corona Virus Current Guidelines at Club

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No Pay & Play available at present.  Restricted Club Sessions starting 29/07/20 for Wednesdays Fridays and Sundays.  https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/WadebridgeTennisClub/Membership/ClubSessions

 IMPORTANT please read carefully:  See amended Guidlines as of  23/7/20

Following the recent government update allowing groups of 6 outside their household to gather outside, the Club has reviewed its court use for members. We have now said that Doubles can be played with non family members, which will mean 4 people from different households can play together on a single court, within the social distance rules. If changing ends pass on opposite side of court and doubles observe 2m distance. See Latest LTA Guidance also. Depending on court use and availability below may be amended at short notice. Please bear with us during these uncertain times.

Court Use UPDATE:    See LTA Latest Guidance 

NEW  IMPORTANT: Where a local lockdown is in place alternative measures and guidelines may be in place – players in these areas are advised to check our main coronavirus information page at www.lta.org.uk/coronavirus before playing

NEW  Before leaving home to play tennis, all participants should undergo a selfassessment symptom check for any COVID-19 symptoms using the information on the NHS website 

NEW  Please note that to support NHS Test and Trace, venues and coaches may need to take additional details from you when booking so that they have appropriate temporary records in place to assist this service

[UPDATED] Both singles play and doubles play is permitted with people from outside of your household, as long as you remain 2 metres apart as far as possible – meaning that four people from different households can play doubles. This is the case on both outdoor and indoor courts.

[UPDATED] Club nights and social play activity are now possible for venues that are COVID-19 secure, in line with guidance from Government on large sport and physical activity outdoor participation events.

Players are advised to limit their interactions with anyone outside of the group they are attending the venue with (e.g. players on another court or in a different coaching group)  Players should continue to maintain social distancing from those that they do not live with or are in a support bubble with.

 

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The Management Committee of the Club have agreed to reopen the courts with limited availability for MEMBERS ONLY in line with Government Advice, but strict guidelines MUST be followed otherwise the courts will be locked up again.


Play can continue on the understanding:

1. Courts are only available for Paid up Club Members - there is NO pay and play option.  

(Just because someone is outside with tennis gear does not make them a member, only members should know code for entry)*.

2. Members should clean the entrance gate and any other item they may handle before and after play.  (All members should be bringing their own cleaning items and hand sanitisers)

3. Members must relock entrance gate when on court playing and not open for anyone, except for their OWN entry and exit. (Even if going to fetch a ball from outside etc. This is to prevent unauthorised entry)*.

4. Members are required to bring their own tennis balls * and equipment.  *READ updated LTA  Advice

5. Family members can play together or * two non family members can play singles, , New Guidelines say Doubles can be played with people not from your household (*observing 2m distance). See amended LTA wording regarding Group interaction.

6. If a parent wishes to play with a Junior or Mini member, they must themselves enrol as a club member. We are reducing the club membership by 50% this year, there are Various Packages available from Single Intro to Family Packages , call for more infomation. This ensures only club members have access to the courts and the gate is locked / cleaned etc. before, during and after usage^.

7.  Juniors over 13 can now play on the courts unsupervised as long as they are aware and follow all the guidelines /Code of Conduct. Children 13 and under who wish to play on the courts together  must be accompanied by an adult Member for the above reason^  (LTA Safeguarding Guidelines:-What age can children be left unsupervised at a tennis venue? We recommend that children under the age of 13 are supervised by their parent/carer whilst at a tennis venue and outside of any venue sessions, such as coaching lessons or tennis camps).


8. Court time MUST be booked using the Clubspark booking app. No Roll Up play is permitted, pre-book your court. You are asked to leave the court before the end of you allotted time so that it is empty for the next players.

9. The clubhouse is to be kept locked and only to be used to by existing keyholders to access the toilets, no bags are to be left there and no socialising is allowed in the sitting area. Clean all areas touched. We beleive that the Public Toilets Adjacent to Court 5 have been opened?

10. Please always keep to the 2 metre Social Distancing rules. See LTA amended wording.

11. Any Member found to be flouting these Guidelines will be fined their membership fee and have their membership cancelled with immediate effect, with no appeal. (This may seem harsh but the Covid Virus has not gone away, it is everyone's duty to protect themselves and others).

12. These Guidelines will form part of Wadebridge Tennis Club Regulations and are to be read in conjunction with the LTA Play Safe Guidelines - Return  To Managed Play. See below. (ALL Court users are to read the Guidelines)

https://www.lta.org.uk/globalassets/venue/support-your-venue/documents/lta-guidance-for-tennis-players---covid-19.pdf

13. This list is not exhaustive and may be added to or amended as required.

CCTV is in operation at the Club

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