Please take time to carefully read the COVID-19 guidance provided below.
Undertaking any activity, including tennis, has the potential for increased risk of transmission of COVID-19.
Government COVID guidance is available here. LTA COVID guidance and resources are available here.
Using LTA guidance, the Committee has prepared a Risk Assessment (see below) to create a COVID-secure environment for playing tennis.
Some key points from the risk assessments include: -
- Self-assess for COVID-19 symptoms. Do not leave your home to play tennis if you or someone you live with has symptoms of COVID-19 or if you are self-isolating.
- Players must bring hand sanitiser. Use sanitiser regularly, especially after touching shared surfaces.
- Social distancing to be maintained before, during and after play for all tennis activity.
- Arrive changed and ready to play.
- Do not shake hands, touch rackets instead.
- Bring your own water.
- Take your rubbish home.
- If anyone who has played at our club develops symptoms of COVID-19, please inform the club by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and follow the Government’s ‘test and trace’ guidelines, which can be read on the Gov.uk website.
Advice on Clubhouse and Social Play. (Note that Pay & Play and Community members cannot use the clubhouse or participate in club social play.)
- Test and trace - The club will keep a record of all player names for 21 days after social play or other organised events in case of a positive test and track and trace follow up. The NHS QR code is available for use but this does not replace the keeping of a record.
- Clubhouse has limited ventilation, please keep usage to a minimum. Tea and coffeee facilities are available, please bring your own mug, teaspoon and tea towel.
- It is recommended that only two adult members at a time enter the clubhouse. If more than two enter the clubhouse then people must make their own decision as to whether they remain in the clubhouse.
- Please use face coverings when in the clubhouse unless there is a medical reason for not wearing a face covering.
- Minimise time in the clubhouse and toilet as they are areas of increased risk.
- The entrance door must always be kept open when anyone is in the Clubhouse to improve ventilation.
- Use anti-bacterial wipes provided in the toilet to wipe down contact points before and after using the toilet (e.g. taps, door handle, flush handle, toilet seat). Used wipes to be placed in the bin, never flush down the toilet as they will cause blockages.