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Club Nets - Update 29th June

posted 12 Jun 2020, 04:28 by Mike Chastney   [ updated 29 Jun 2020, 07:33 ]
Dear Members,
I hope that this email finds you all in good health.
Over the past few months, the Club Committee has done its best to make decisions in accordance with government guidelines, to safeguard both our members and also the long-term future of the club. We appreciate your support and understanding through this unprecedented period.
You will no doubt have seen our plans to open up the club as a ‘Beer Garden’ and the response through bookings so far has been incredible. Let us all hope for some great weather over the next couple of months so that the financial shortfall we have suffered through three months of inactivity can be bridged somewhat by these fantastic plans.
We are also delighted to be able to be in a position where the club’s net facilities can be used by club members once again. This will be done with the strictest of guidelines and with full ‘Track and Trace’ information stored by the club so that all eventualities are covered by our plans. Please read the timetable for use and the bullet points below in order to gain a full understanding of the whole net process from booking to use of nets:
Monday: 5pm - 8pm- Juniors and Women and Girl Members (6 net slots)
Tuesday: 6pm - 8pm- Senior Practice Night
Wednesday: 5pm - 8pm- Juniors and Women and Girl Members (6 net slots)
Thursday: 6pm - 8pm- Senior Practice Night
Sunday: 10am - 1pm- Juniors and Women and Girl Members (6 net slots)
All net sessions will use the two ‘outside’ nets: the middle net will always be clear to comply with social distancing.
1) In order to comply with insurance requirements only members can use the Club net facilities, therefore we are charging a special (2020) ‘Family Membership’ fee of £15 for the remainder of the season This enables the people living in your house to use the net facilities. The payment of this fee will enable you to use the nets online booking system. Payment is to be made by BACS please refer to the details at the bottom of this email and email either Claire Robinson or Ian Buchanan to confirm membership. This offer will be made available to all existing club members.

2) Once you have paid your Membership fee, you will be provided with the link to be able to book a one-hour session on the relevant days (seen above). The club will approve the bookings and only when you receive a verification email will your booking be confirmed. Full details of the management of your session will be included in this response. Please be responsible with your bookings / times and don’t try to book too many in one go. You will also need to put in the details of those people within your net session so that we can effectively store information for the short-term to comply with the government’s ’Track and Trace’ programme.
3) A responsible adult MUST be in attendance with any Junior Member for their sessions to ensure that each participant (maximum of 6 people per net) has their own ball and equipment with them and follows the management instructions. They must also ensure that participants bring their own hand sanitiser to their booked session. The adult MUST stay for the entire session. If your group does contain a member from a different household, full 2m Social Distancing measures MUST be adhered to.
4) The nets will be CLOSED for ALL times outside of the timetabled sessions above. The nets will NOT be open for people just to ’turn up’ to. The only exceptions to this ruling are the 1-1 sessions which have been booked through one of our Club Verified Coaches; these have been running with great success now for 3 weeks.
5) If anyone within a group using the nets does test positive for Covid-19 at any point, then the club must be informed AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, so that we can implement the ’Track and Trace’ system effectively.
6) Senior Practice sessions (1st, 2nd and 3rd XI) will be run under the same guidance as every other session except they will be managed by groupings rather than the online booking system. The £15 fee applies to the senior members who have not already paid their full 2020 Club Subscriptions. Junior players who have previously played for Senior Teams will be invited to these sessions as appropriate.
The account details for BACS payments (please use family name in your payment details) Sort Code: 16-52-21 Account No: 54254064
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Claire, Ian or myself.
Once again, on behalf of the committee, thank you very much for your understanding through this difficult period and we all look forward to seeing you back down at our magnificent ground in the very near future, whether in the nets or at the Beer Garden.

Kind regards,
Gareth White
Captain / Chairman