Hertfordshire has exited the national lockdown under Tier 2 restrictions. Here is an update on current club activities:

Hockey

Hockey will return on Saturday the 5th December with a mixture of league matches and friendlies continuing the 12th and the 19th.

Spectators will not be allowed inside the perimeter of the Astro turf (cage fencing), this will be reviewed in the new year.

Training will resume for the performance squads on the normal Wednesday and Thursday slots, keys for the lights will be provided and each team finishing the session will need to turn the lights off as they leave the club.

Junior Hockey will continue Sunday mornings as per pre lockdown.

Tennis

Tennis courts opened for bookings on Wednesday 2nd December. The LTA guidance is that outdoor tennis activities can resume across all tiers as they were pre the national lockdown. This includes singles and doubles play, social tennis/club night, coaching and league fixtures. Members should adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times.

For more detailed guidance for players visit the LTA website

Squash/Racketball

The arrangements for squash have changed – under Tier 2 you can now only play squash in either a same household group or in your nominated Squash bubble. Further information about squash bubbles is available under the squash section page: https://broxbournesportsclub.com/squash/covid-19-back-to-squash-racketball/

Cricket

The cricket coaching in the nets will resume under the control and guidance of the club Coach Gagan.

COVID 19 Reporting

Within the club we have appointed Covid Officers for each section. If you have any symptoms, contact with people with symptoms or positive test results, can you please inform the following people so that we can take the necessary steps for track and trace:

info@broxbournesportsclub.co.uk

and the relevant person below in your section.

Squash – Mark Blake
Tennis- Jane Evans
Hockey- Rosie Loring
Cricket- Tim Pedlar

Bar Opening

The club has had to consider how the bar can reopen under the Tier 2 restrictions – this presents a number of challenges and changes.

The plan is to open for the next two weekends as a trial. A more permanent arrangement and possible expansion will be considered if the trial is a success. Alternatively if we find this mode of operating is a drain on funds then we may well close the bar facility until we drop down a tier.

Tea, coffee and soft drinks can be inside or takeaway with no restrictions of having food.

The club has a legal responsibility to only sell alcohol as part of a table meal that is consumed by the customer on premise. Either inside or on an outside table adjacent to building. In our clase this means the balcony or the grass area next to the steps.

There will be a short menu of reasonably priced items that comply with the restrictions.

Seating Rules.
The guidelines for inside the building are only people from the same household or bubble (defined as linked households below) may sit on a table together. A bubble as defined by the Government is a single adult living alone or a single parent who can join another household in a support bubble in effect being part of that household.

Immediately Outside the building i.e. on the balcony or immediately below the same meal rules apply, however groups of six people from different households can sit together.

As before please wear a mask at all times when in the building unless seated at a table or playing squash.

No squash viewing from within the bar area.