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(Effective from 19 June 2020)
Club members are required to follow everything on this page. This describes how members may use the croquet club while COVID-19 remains a threat and will be updated as we gain experience and learn more. Please read it carefully.Playing croquet at the Meadows is not as safe as staying at home, but the following measures mitigate in part the major risks. Each individual is responsible for their own safety and must decide for themselves what risks to take. Make no assumption that someone else has done something for your safety.
Be aware that anything at the club might be contaminated with the virus: entry gate, door handles, surfaces, playing equipment, mallets, balls etc.
Where we recommend wearing protective gloves, we mean disposable (plastic) protective gloves, or domestic 'rubber' gloves that you can wash (with soap) or suitably diluted washing up liquid.
Observe physical distancing by remaining at all times at least two metres away from anyone who is not a member of your household.
Do not enter the club grounds if you are showing coronavirus symptoms or if you or any members of your household are self-isolating.
If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue and take it home. Wash your hands afterwards for 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face and clean your hands with sanitising alcohol gel after participating.
Until further notice, you cannot use the pavilion or the toilets. A bucket outside the pavilion is available for hand-washing though you are advised to bring your own hand sanitiser. Diluted washing up liquid can be used to clean balls and hoops.
The hoops and balls are stored in a padlocked outdoor garden storage box which can be opened with your gate key. Please wash hoops and balls before and after use.
If your mallet is inside the pavilion please contact a member of the committee who will arrange a time for you to collect it. You should then take it home with you. If you do not own a mallet contact a member of the committee who will arrange a time for you borrow one of the club mallets, which you should disinfect and then take it home with you.