Guidelines for play at the club from Mon 1st June 2020:

Some of you may be aware that today there has been a further announcement from the LTA in regards to further reducing playing restrictions. For full details please follow the link below:

Link: https://www.lta.org.uk/about-us/tennis-news/news-and-opinion/general-news/2020/march/coronavirus-covid-19—latest-advice/

In regards to play at Oadby, below are detailed guidelines that are effective for play at the club from Mon 1st June 2020:

· Both singles and doubles play will now be allowed with players from different households.
· Courts – from Tuesday 2nd June all courts will be back open and will be available for booking.
· Booking slots – for the time being these will continue to be available for 1 hour slots with each member having an allocation of 3 bookings per week. These will continue to run for 55 minutes with your session finishing on time, ensuring there is no cross over between bookings. If playing on clay please also consider time will be needed for you to sweep the courts. We will monitor the length of booking slots and will possibly increase this back to 2 hours over the coming weeks if possible.
· Social distancing – nothing has changed in this respect. Continue to observe a minimum distance of 2 meters and please leave the club promptly after you have finished playing. This is certainly more important now as there will be a lot more people arriving/leaving the club.
· Hygiene – Please make sure you have washed/sanitised your hands before you arrive at the club and after play. Please also consider wearing a glove when sweeping the clay courts or at least sanitising your hands immediately after sweeping.
· Symptoms – all of the original guidelines still stand. If you or any member of your household have shown any symptoms of Covid-19 or believe you may have been in contact with someone who has then please do not come to the club.
· Club House – the club house will remain closed apart from access to the toilets, which has to be used strictly with one person only entering the changing rooms at any time. There will be a cone placed in the reception area, if you do enter the changing rooms can you please block off the entrance using the cone as an indicator that the changing rooms are in use. Once you have finished, please place the cone back out of the way of the door.
· Members Only – we will continue for the time being to restrict play to members only.
· Coaching – although coaching in small groups (up to 6 including the coach) has now been authorised by the LTA, we are not going to be offering any group sessions initially and this will be reviewed over the next week or so. We need a bit longer to find a completely safe way to offer this and will not do so until we have suitable procedures in place.


If anyone is unsure or has any questions regarding the above then please let me know. Again I would stress that all members must adhere to the above and apply common sense when playing at the club to ensure we can all enjoy tennis in the safest environment possible.

Best wishes and I hope to see you soon.

Martin
Chairman
OGTC