Covid-19 Update

14 July 2020

The LTA have updated the guidelines for tennis venues in line with Government advice and as always the full guidelines can be viewed on the LTA website which we would encourage all members to visit and read.

Some of the major changes are listed below.

 

PRE-ATTENDANCE SYMPTOM CHECK

Anyone attending a venue (including players, coaches, staff and any other visitors), should undergo a pre-attendance self-assessment for any COVID19 symptoms using the information on the NHS website before leaving home.

No-one should leave home to participate in tennis if they, or someone they live with, has symptoms of COVID -19, currently recognised as any of the following: – A high temperature – A new, continuous cough – A loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste 

Should an individual have demonstrated any such symptoms, they must follow NHS and PHE guidance on self-isolation.

NHS TEST & TRACE

If someone who has played at the Club and develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should follow the Government’s Test and Trace guidelines, which can be read on the Gov.uk website

To support NHS Test and Trace, the club are now being asked to keep a temporary record of all those on site for 21 days, in a way that is manageable, and assist NHS Test and Trace with requests for that data if needed.

This is something which we are looking at but it is going to be a very difficult thing to implement.

Therefore at this stage we ask that all members keep a record of their own of the dates and times that they visit the Club to play tennis.

 

This is really important

SOCIAL TENNIS AND CLUB NIGHTS/AFTERNOONS

The LTA have indicated that it is now possible to organise these provided that all the guidelines regarding social distancing etc are followed. The Committee will be looking at this aspect of Club play over the next few weeks but at present we do not consider it possible without stringent controls.

INDOOR FACILITIES

From 25 July it should be possible to re-open the tennis pavilion and ladies toilets subject to limitations as to the numbers allowed inside at any one time and also a satisfactory cleaning regime. This will be looked at over the next few weeks.

COMMUNICATION

We are obliged to mention to all our members that whilst playing tennis is permitted within the guidelines laid down, interaction with others does have the potential to increase the risk of catching coronavirus and all should be aware of their own personal responsibility to ensure that they and fellow members of the Club remain safe.