As you will know there has been a tightening of regulations to combat the rising incidence of covid-19. This will have an impact on both staff, members and visitors using the Clubhouse bar and I have been asked by Paul Mo, the Bar Franchisee to contact you all to inform you of the practices he and his staff have put in place to ensure that the Bar is in compliance and that must be followed for the foreseeable future.
1. Everyone, including staff, must wear a mask or visor covering nose and mouth when going into Clubhouse bar. These can be removed in the clubhouse when you are sat at a table, but must be worn if you move about the clubhouse.
2. You need to give your name and contact details as part of the Track and Trace system. You can either scan the QR code on display at each entrance to the Bar or the one on the bar if you have the NHS Track and Trace app; or if not you must give your details to the bar staff. You can order drinks at this point and these will then be served to your table by bar staff who will take payment there. If you want additional drinks you must ask the bar staff to bring them to your table and pay for them at the table.
3. The last time to order a drink will be 9.30 pm (Monday to Friday) and 8,00 pm (Saturday and Sunday). Members / guests must have left the premises, including outdoor seating by the designated closing time. Closing times for the winter months are 10.00 pm (Monday to Friday) and 8.30 pm (Saturday and Sunday).
4. Only ONE household or bubble is allowed per table in the Clubhouse. Up to 6 people from different households are allowed on tables outside. Social distancing must be observed at all times.
5 Do not move the furniture. It has been set out in a layout that maintains social distancing.
6 Teams must not congregate inside or on the balcony whilst waiting to play matches or start training.
Please remember that the changes are not optional and are set by the Government, and must be followed to keep you safe, and prevent any reason for the police to close the clubhouse. Please be considerate to the staff in these trying times as they seek to protect members and follow Government rules.
Notwithstanding the restrictions caused by all the necessary procedures, I would appeal to you support the Bar as much as you can in these difficult times. Paul and his staff have worked hard to put together a workable set of rules that enable us to maintain the bar operation, but it must remain economically viable for this to remain the case.
Chairman - Brooklands Sports Club