I hope that everyone is well and has either not had Covid-19, or if you have that you have recovered and are ok!
The other day Badminton England issued guidance to clubs with regards to returning to indoor play from potentially the 6th July. I am hoping that as individuals you have also received a similar e-mail which contains their guidance on individuals getting back to playing.
For running the club things have to be very different. Singles will be the only format of play as doubles is only permitted if you are from the same family. Up to 6 players (call this a pod) can play on the same court and that pod must remain together for the duration of their playing time. You cannot change ‘pods’ during the evening. Within the ‘pod’ social distancing is to be maintained whilst waiting to play etc. I am attaching the document that we as a club need to adhere to so that you can see the measures that will need to be taken in order to conform with getting club nights back up and running again.
Obviously this is a changing situation and as of today we do not know what Kingsdown and Everyone Active will decide about how the sports centre will operate and even when it will re-open!!
To help us plan for our return please could you let Jackie (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you would want to come back in July. We will have to run a ‘booking system’ to control numbers and perhaps the length of time you play for. Nigel has agreed to be the Covid-19 officer and will attempt to source and provide hand sanitiser to supplement any players bring it themselves.
All of the above is subject to getting the go ahead from the Government, guidance from them and Badminton England and following the rules that the sports centre make. Obviously, this is entirely your own decision and you must weigh up the risks for yourself and your family before making a decision.
Any questions please do get in contact.
We are almost there! Stay safe!