Covid guidelines from 17 May

The long awaited and welcome relaxation of national covid regulations from Monday, 17 May, allows a little more flexibility in club activities but access to the clubhouse remains restricted.

Although clubhouses may now open, no more than six people may be in the clubhouse at the same time. This still prevents use of the clubhouse for lunches during matches or other collective events. National and Croquet Association guidance on social distancing, wearing face masks indoors, washing hands, using hand sanitisers and cleaning equipment after use all remain in effect. That being the case,  our current restrictions and practices continue unchanged for all practical purposes until the next stage in the Government’s roadmap if that proceeds according to the present schedule on 21 June.

The gathering limit for outdoor activities is now 30 and there are no longer  restrictions on lawn usage but, again, this will hardly make any practical difference to current arrangements. The on-line lawn booking system will continue and will be reviewed again in due course.

Car sharing is now permitted but is a matter of individual choice. This may be helpful when arranging away matches.

Check here for more details of the latest CA guidance.