Playing with Covid
The committee has been reviewing the situation on a regular basis to ensure that at the earliest, safest, opportunity club night badminton might resume.
We are aware that the school has a plan to resume access to the hall in early September and currently we are trying to establish what safeguards will be put in place to protect hall hirers and of course school users.
At the same time we have been taking guidance from Badminton England by following up on their stepped procedural plan for clubs to return to play.
It is fair to say that at this point in time there are many uncertainties and questions that still remain unanswered, but in time will become clearer.
However, for now the club's committee is committed to progressing the return to Monday night club play and will continue to push forward with this goal in mind. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
As and when we have further news to share relating to recommencing club nights and compliance with Covid restrictions we will update this page.
Please refer to this page on a regular basis.
Following on from the last post we are able to report that the sport centre will be open for clubs as from 7th September 2020, in line with the school going back. However the process which would need to be followed to ensure safe play for everyone is currently not straightforward and will need a lot of planning and coordination by the committee in the first instance, and then would require a very different system of booking and play for all the members.
While the sports hall will be thoroughly cleaned at the start and end of the school day, essentially the onus will, bye and large, fall upon the club to provide a safe environment for its members.
At this stage we do not foresee how we are able to get the club nights reinstated before early October 2020, and this is still a very optimistic time scale.
…watch this space!
The committee met last week to discuss and agree the actions that could be undertaken to bring club night play closer to resuming.
It was agreed that specific questions would be put to the school to identify what procedures are to be put in place to comply with current Covid restrictions and safeguard club members.
We are currently looking to the school to respond.