Our thoughts go out to members and staff who are currently in self-isolation or who are supporting those who are self-isolating and indeed all our members who are concerned about the impact of coronavirus on them and their loved ones.
The safety and well-being of the Club’s members, staff and visitors is of the upmost importance to us. In light of the government’s announcement yesterday and the advice to individuals to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the senior management team met this morning to review the situation.
Additional measures have been put in place to encourage ‘social distancing’ whilst also ensuring members can continue to benefit from their membership.
The changes to operations are based on the risk assessments we have undertaken in each department.
The senior management team will continue to meet daily at 10am to review operations in light of the official advice and the rapidly changing situation and will provide daily updates to members.
CHANGES TO OPERATIONS
From tomorrow, Wednesday 18th March, the following changes will be made to our opening times and services:
- The Club will change its operational hours to 6.30am to 9pm
- The Bar will open from 7am to 9pm
- Food will be served from 10am to 7pm (last orders at 6.30pm)
- All adult coaching is cancelled until further notice
- In line with the advice to schools, junior coaching will continue for the rest of this current term until further notice.
- Club Squash and Racketball nights are cancelled until further notice. However, the courts will be available to book.
- All adult and junior coaching will continue until the end of this term until further notice.
- Social Tennis sessions are cancelled until further notice. However, the courts will be available to book.
GYM AND FITNESS CLASSES
- The gym will remain open. We strongly advise members to follow the hand hygiene rules – wash hands and disinfect equipment before and after use. We will also reserve the right to limit the numbers of members in the gym at anyone time.
- Classes are cancelled until further notice. However, we are looking at practical alternatives to replacing the classes in the studio, including online classes, outdoor cardio tennis classes and open-air fitness classes. Further details will be confirmed.
- The indoor and outdoor pool will remain open
- The sauna and steam room will be closed until further notice.
- The outdoor jacuzzi will remain open but lifeguards will limit the numbers
TOURNAMENTS AND EVENTS
Events this week
- The Meet the Chair and Chief Executive event tomorrow is postponed
- Mother’s Day Lunch on Sunday is cancelled
- Quiz Night this Friday is cancelled
Events over the next two months
- The Team Curry Night on 27th March is cancelled
- The Mixed Doubles tournament on 29th March is cancelled
- The Wimbledon Ballot will now be an automated ballot which will not require attendance. More details to follow.
- Easter Sunday Carvery is cancelled
- Captains’ Day and the Spring party on 18th April are cancelled
- Squash and Racketball Awards night scheduled for 2nd May is postponed
- There will be no bridge until further notice
- All external event bookings in the Function Room have been cancelled
BAR AND BISTRO
The following measures will be put in place:
- We will be removing some of the furniture to create more distance between tables in the Bar and Bistro
- In addition to the hygiene measures already in place, we will no longer be providing the newspapers and changing to a cashless service. This is to further mitigate the risk of spread of the virus through contact with surfaces.
- The creche, operated by Bright Minds Daycare, will be closed until further notice.
We strongly advise members to follow the Public Health England Guidelines set out yesterday.
Stay away from the club and self-isolate if you have either:
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home. Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.
How long to stay at home
- If you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
- If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms
SUPPORT MEMBERS IN SELF-ISOLATION
We are exploring the service and further support we can provide to members, in particular our elderly members and those with underlying health conditions, in the event that they need to self-isolate.
We will continue to update members on a daily basis should further measures be required.
We thank you for your continued support of the Club, it is invaluable during these uncertain and unprecedented times.