Welcome back to croquet – 29th March
Do not go to the Club if you are experiencing any symptoms of a cold or flu, in particular a cough or high temperature or are self-isolating. Use the NHS helpline and seek advice. For your own protection, follow the advice about self-isolation if you are, or are living with, someone in one of the vulnerable groups. Members MUST advise the Club via email or phone as soon as possible should they experience any post croquet health issues or COVID-19 symptoms
Lawns are available for booking from Monday 22nd March
Members must book lawns by using the online booking system or by phoning Reception on 020 8480 4200 ext. 4 and provide the names of all players.
Members only – no guests.
To facilitate freedom of booking and fair use of courts we ask Members to follow the following guidelines
Bookings can be made up to TWO WEEKS in advance.
Booking periods start at 10.00am. You cannot leave a blank hour. Therefore, bookings must follow from the previous game or allow a two hour gap.
Bookings are for a maximum of:
◊ Two hours Golf Croquet
◊ Three hours Association Croquet
Members may only book / play in THREE sessions per week, ( internal Summer competition matches not included) however, if there is availability on a given day then these slots can be booked.
There should be no more than four players on a lawn.
Singles Double Banking is permitted.
Doubles is permitted but there is to be No Double Banking.
All lawns will be available to play on between 10:00-21:00. (12:00-21:00 – Tuesdays).
There will be no Club mornings until further notice.
Advance booking for competition detailing name of Competition and all players may be made up to the ‘cut off’ date.
For GC book 3 hours (the first hour of the day MUST NOT be left blank)
For AC book 3 hours (the first hour of the day MUST NOT be left blank) Exc. Vatcher and Caffin (4) and Heathcote
PAVILION AND LAWN 4 HUT
The Pavilion will remain closed except ONLY to collect mallets from lockers.
The toilet will remain open. It will be regularly cleaned and sanitised.
Lawn 4 Hut will remain closed for the foreseeable future.
Benches have been removed and replaced with plastic chairs. These will be cleaned and sanitised regularly.
A set of primary and secondary balls will be at each court. Please leave in a shelter or on pavilion deck.
A set of clips will be left on hoop one for those playing AC. Please, if using these, sanitise them before and after play.
Cleaning products / hand sanitiser are available to maintain a clean environment and to enable players to wash equipment after use.
Mallets – Members wishing to borrow a mallet may do so. They can be collected from the Security Gatehouse. They will be sanitised before and after use.
There are no changing facilities. Please come ready to play. Whites not required.
Refreshments can be purchased from the mobile coffee van located in the piazza.
ADVICE TO PLAYERS
Wash your hands and clean any equipment you use, such as balls and mallets, before and after you play. You should wear gloves if you are handling balls.
Players should agree the score at the end of each scoring turn. Personal counters should be used to keep count of bisques/extra turns.
Do not move stop-boards but take relief instead.
Use your feet, rather than hands, to position balls where you can do so with sufficient precision.
Players should be their own Referees and acknowledge faults and errors if they occur.
Coaching for up to 6 Members (including coach) is permitted on a lawn. The coach is responsible for social distancing throughout the session.
The situation surrounding COVID-19 and croquet is ever changing and as such the above guidelines will be regularly reviewed in line with the latest Government regulations. Any amendments will be added and distributed to Members.
Tristan McIllroy – Operations Manager, Golf, Games and Club – email@example.com