Government update to Covid-19 regulations

from Monday 14th September

Dear Member,

While we strive to be as welcoming as possible and to make this the safest possible haven for members, we have to operate within the constraints laid down by the Government’s new legal rules. Accordingly, as most if not all members will know, from Monday it has introduced a new law effective from Monday 14th September to try and restrict the spread of COVID-19. Details can be accessed here

It will be against the law to meet people you do not live with in a group larger than 6 people (unless you are meeting as a household or support bubble). The police will have the powers to enforce these legal limits, including to issue fines (fixed penalty notice) of £100, doubling for further breaches up to a maximum of £3,200.

We have taken numerous steps over the last few months to make Roehampton Club a Covid-19 Secure facility and with your continued help we intend to maintain that status to ensure the Club is seen as a safe haven for all Members and their guests.

Our outdoor sports (golf, tennis and croquet) will continue to function under the guidelines we have set for each sport. Use of the Health Club and Squash will also continue as currently as we have adhered carefully to the governing and advisory body guidelines. We also double check all our procedures with our health and safety consultants. We can adapt our food and beverage operation procedures accordingly and these have been detailed below along with some tasty menu options from our new Executive Head Chef; Arnaud.

Adapting social activities within the Clubhouse such as Art, Bridge and Backgammon for example is going to be more of a challenge and we await further detail of the regulations from the Government so we can make a safe risk assessment adhering to the legal requirements. We will advise on what we can properly do as soon as we are able to.

To ensure we are able to participate in the NHS Test and Trace programme all Members must, without exception, give their details via their Membership cards when using the Club. When booking a tee time or a court please list the other Members playing with you. Use your membership card to access the car park and ensure that all guest details are recorded with Security and Reception. We strongly urge all Members please to observe this reasonable request in order that the Club may compy with its legal obligations.

So can I ask Members for their continued support and not come to the Club if they feel unwell, maintain social distancing when they are here, wear face coverings if you feel more comfortable and sanitise hands regularly to ensure Members of all ages feel safe when they are using the Club.

Thank you,
Marc Newey | Chief Executive |