30 June 2020 UPDATE

At last night’s committee meeting the following was agreed – Club reopens at 12 noon on Saturday 4 July 2020 Opening hours will be Friday 4pm to 11pm Saturday 12noon to 11pm Sunday 11am to 8pm All closing times are at the discretion of the duty steward. ie if the club is empty at 10pm they can close also if there are lots of members enjoying a drink at 8pm on a Sunday then the club will stay open. For the time being only members will be allowed into the Club no children or guests will be admitted. You do not have to book a table but booking a table will guarantee admission at the time reserved. Please be aware that we will have the capacity for a lot less members to enter the club. Tables will be set with either 2 or 4 seats. According to government guidelines you are only permitted to sit with your own household or your designated social bubble or carer if a vulnerable adult. However, you can meet in groups of up to 6 (socially isolated as necessary if you are meeting outside, to help you meet with friends and family under these guidelines  we have 8 picnic benches at the rear of the club which will not be available to book. Due to the conditions imposed on us for re-opening there will be no live entertainment for the foreseeable future. The same goes for televised sporting events. This is because there is a risk of shouting or cheering (which the government states can increase the spread distance of Covid 19) Low background only music is permitted although this has to be kept to a volume that members do not have to raise their voice in order to be heard. We plan to check if the juke box can be placed on free-play to enable you to choose the sort of music you wish to listen to BUT it will not be played at the usual volume alternatively radio or music stations may be played on the TV screens. All of our usual activities will not be played for the time being this includes snooker / darts / poker / pool / bingo / War Games / Clubercise / Christmas Club / Blackouts / Membership draw / cash and prize raffles. This is because social distancing for these activities is not possible given that we need to maximise the tables available for members. Pull tab and fruit machines will be available to be played however please be aware of social distancing and other members, cleaning items will be available for you to sanitise the buttons before you play – however as most of the bar taking is expected to by card most small wins will be added to you bar cards to spend over the bar and larger payments will need to be referred to the Treasurer (Keith Sparks) payment may be made from a cash float kept specifically for this purpose, alternatively payment may be transferred directly into your bank account. There will be additional cleaning with an on-site janitor to ensure touch points, toilets, tables etc are cleaned on a regular basis. All these changes to your usual enjoyment of the club will be reviewed regularly in line with Government guidance and members requirements. Your Club needs your support – Hope to see you soon.

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