Coronavirus

Cirencester Tennis Club guidelines (revised 14th Sept 2020*)

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. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/

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. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/

* -If you are required to self-isolate for any other reason then you should also not exercise outside your own home or garden and should not exercise with others. This includes if you have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace because you are a close contact of a known COVID-19 case, or if you have returned from a travel destination not included on the Government’s travel corridor list Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel corridors In all of these instances, you should not leave your home to play tennis.

– If you are in a clinically vulnerable group (e.g. over 70) you can play tennis but should be especially careful and diligent about social distancing and hand hygiene.  Who’s at higher risk from coronavirus (COVID-19)

we need to remind you that undertaking any activity, including tennis, has the potential for increased risk of transmission of COVID-19, and we advise attendees to read the Government’s guidance on staying safe outside your home

To support NHS Test and Trace, we have to keep a temporary record of all those on site for 21 days, so it is vital that you book the courts via Clubspark and don’t just turn up to play and make sure you sign in when attending club sessions.

Courts

Before you come please book a court online – do not just turn up.

Please take extra care if stray balls from adjacent courts come across onto your court and use your feet or racket to send them back.

Sweeping

Please sweep the courts and use the line flickers but ensure you use the hand sanitiser provided beforehand.

Players

You can now play singles or doubles with anyone including from a different household, as long as you remain 2 metres apart as far as possible. When playing doubles try and agree in advance which player will take the shot if it goes down the centre.

Individual groups should not interact with anyone outside of the group they are attending the venue with (eg players on another court or another coaching group)

If anyone develops symptoms of Covid-19 please follow the Government’s ‘test and trace’ guidelines, which can be found at www.gov-uk.

* –For informal social play, group size is limited to a maximum of 6.

Arrival

Please use hand sanitiser, preferably your own, on entering the club. Please bring your own water if possible.

Clubhouse
The clubhouse is only to be used for access to the lights, first aid kit, defibrillator  and visitor’s book/fee box. Please do not use the kitchen facilities. Only one person to be in the clubhouse at a time . Also please do not congregate on patio but go straight onto court.

Water

We have an outside tap if you need drinking water but better to bring your own.

Balls

Players do not need to bring their own marked balls however if using shared balls take extra care not to touch your face and use sanitiser before and after play.

Play

During play please do not shake hands and you may want to avoid changing ends.

Toilet

Please use hand sanitiser BEFORE entering the toilet. Wash hands as normal after.

Nets

The net heights are fixed, there’s no need to adjust.

Lights
Lights can now be used. Tokens are available from the usual place-DJ Sports

Rubbish

Please take your rubbish home.

Gates

We are only using the main access gate, the front gate to Court 1 and the side gate to court 5. Please leave the gates open where possible unless you are the last to leave the premises in which case lock the main access gate.

Visitors

The normal visitor policy, where members can sign in a visitor up to three times a year, is resumed.  Please ensure you sign them in the visitor’s book in the clubhouse and put £4 (£2 for juniors) in the visitors fee box.

Finally thank you for all your support and kind words showing your appreciation for the committee in managing the operation of the club during these tricky times. I firmly believe that this has been made so much easier by the willingness and support from all the club members. So thank you!