Should any member wish to return to playing their favourite sports, we have put in place a number of special measures to ensure the safety of all members. If you would like to play, please follow the guidelines below.

Please make sure you have read every section.

  • 1

    When can we Play Again?

    Following a successful trial, the club will be open for the playing of Badminton, Squash, Squash 57 and Table Tennis on a restricted basis from 10th August 2020.

    The restrictions mean that members will no longer be able to turn up and play as they used to. However, guidance is constantly changing so please check each time you book a court.

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    What's Changed?

    Due to the new restrictions placed upon us, both by the government and the relevant sports authorities, we have been forced to introduce the following measures:

    • All court sessions must now be pre-booked. You cannot just turn up and play.
    • The club’s opening hours will be determined by the availability of staff or volunteers to open and close the facility.
    • Courts will be available for booking on the hour, for sessions which must finish 15 minutes before the next session is due to start so you can leave the premises before the next players arrive.
    • Courts will be available for booking on the hour, for sessions which must finish 15 minutes before the next session is due to start so you can leave the premises before the next players arrive.
    • In order to assist contact tracing, each time you come to the Club you must sign in with your contact details and those of someone we can contact in the event of a problem, and you must sign out when you leave.
    • There will be no changing facilities or toilets available (except for the disabled toilet).
    • You must follow the guidelines for playing Badminton, Squash and Table Tennis as provided by the relevant sports authorities.
    • You must provide your own equipment including racquets, shuttlecocks and balls if they are not provided as part of a club session.
    • A Covid-19 Officer will need to be appointed for your court to be responsible for ensuring compliance with the current guidelines. If you do not nominate someone when you book, we will agree with you who it should be when you arrive.
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    What is a Covid-19 Court Officer & Why Do We Need One?

    The LBSC’s Covid-19 Officer is Steve Bridgeman
    E: [email protected]
    M: 07968 224 505

    We have reviewed the guidelines provided by the various sports bodies that govern the activities of LBSC and the need for a Covid-19 officer to be present at all times is quite clear.

    As courts can be used when there are no staff present, it has been decided that a Covid-19 Officer will be required for each court in order to identify an individual who will be responsible for the activity on that court.

    The responsibilities of the Covid-19 Court Officer are to ensure:

    All players on their court are signed in with the contact details required.

    Players follow the rules for play as per the guidelines for the sport, which can be found on the noticeboards. These are constantly changing so please make sure that you have read them.

    Ensure players leave the court 15 minutes before the next session is due to begin, that all possessions are removed from the court and that the players leave the premises promptly.

    Ensure that players are socially distancing whenever possible.

    If you need to report an incident relating to Covid-19 rules, please contact the Club’s Covid-19 Officer.

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    How Do We Book A Court?

    All courts must now be booked in advance. Unannounced drop-ins will be turned away.

    You will need to send the following details by email or text

    • Which sport you would like to play
    • What day
    • What time
    • How many players
    • Names of all players
    • Your designated Covid-19 Officer

    To one of our designated booking officers:
    Nick Cochrane - 07853 145 204
    James Klanczkowscki - 07419 843 655
    Steve Twigg - [email protected]
    Annette Humphries - [email protected]

    The booking officer will check whether your request is possible and confirm if it has been accepted.

    They may have to ring you back if arrangements cannot be made to open the club at that time you want.

  • 5

    Visiting The Club - General Guidance

    The easiest way to remember all of the rules is simply to “get in and get out” as efficiently as possible.

    • The wearing of masks is optional as long as you are socially distancing or playing.
    • You should arrive in the appropriate clothing and ready to play. No changing facilities will be available.
    • You should arrive no more than 5 minutes before you have booked your court
    • You should change into appropriate non-marking footwear before entering the courts.
    • Bring your own refreshments as none will be available at the club.
    • Bring your own equipment including racquets, shuttlecocks and balls if yours is not provided by a club session, making sure to take all equipment away with you.
    • You will need to sign in and out of the premises and you should move directly to your court once you have signed in.
    • Bring coins for the light meters and always feed the meter for the court you are playing on.
    • Leave the court 15 minutes before players arrive for the next session.
    • Take notice of the Covid-19 Officer responsible for your court.
    • Follow the rules for playing as outlined in the guidelines provided by the authority of the respective sport.
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    Playing at The Club - Booking Rules

    On your way in, please:

    1. Wait outside the foyer, keeping as much distance between yours and any other group until the signing in desk is clear, even if this means staying outside until they have moved on.
    2. Be clear on who your designated Covid-19 Court Officer is.
    3. When signing in, individuals in your group will need to provide:
      • Full name
      • Arrival time
      • Contact details
      • Reason for attendance
      • Emergency contact details of someone not in your group
    4. At the end of your session you will need to provide:
      • Departure time

    After signing in/out please make sure to wipe the pen clean for the next user.

    Proceed directly to your court via the entrance doors to the badminton courts

    Each court is for 45 mins unless you have a double session, please depart the premises as promptly as possible to avoid players arriving for the next court session.

    When you leave the premises, each player should sign out wiping the pen after use.

    The disabled toilet facility is available. Please ensure you sanitise it after use, ready for others.