WSRC during COVID-19

We have received the exciting news that the Squash and Racketball can return from the 25th of July.  We have received lots of guidance from England Squash and the UK Government.  Much of it needs some interpretation for our Club, but all of it has been very useful.  Set out below is a summary of how we intend to re-open.

 

When will we open?

  • We will re-open on Saturday 25th of July (courts available for booking on Saturday 18th of July)

 

Who can play?

  • No-one should come to the club if they have any COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms.

  • The Government guidelines are clear (and attached to this e mail).

  1. Household groups including their support bubbles (as defined by the UK Government) can play Squash and Racketball as normal.

  2. Everyone else can play but must abide by social distancing rules.  England Squash have highlighted formats that can work, and Rosh and the coaching team will run sessions that abide by these rules, more details to follow (these will help those who do not have any players in the household/bubble).

 

These are not our interpretations they are the Governments, and therefore we as a Club are asking that you apply them to your own personal situation and play accordingly.  Please be sensible; it will be pretty obvious if you are playing full on competitive squash or racketball with your friends!

 

If you are uncomfortable with these rules, please don’t play.  

 

What are we asking you to do when you play?

  • Come changed (except for your shoes), bring your own water and towel.

  • Enter the club through the key fob door and use the hand sanitiser on entry.

  • Arrive no more than 15 mins before your allocated playing time.  Do not wait in the corridors. If you are early you can wait, and put your shoes on, in the bar area where there will be a table set out with your court number. 

  • When your court time starts, take everything with you, and put it on the court whilst you play.

  • Each court booking is for an hour on MyCourts, but you must finish playing at 45mins to allow a 15-minute gap before the court is reused.

  • As you leave the court, wipe off any areas of sweat from where you may have bumped a wall (Do not spray the walls) and spray the door entry points (these do not need to be wiped).  Dispose of any cloths in the bins provided.

  • Leave the Club (don’t go back up to the bar) through the fire door at the end of the corridor by court four.  

  • Please, be sensible, do not overdo it.  We do not want anyone to get injured.

 

What is the Club doing to make things as safe as possible?

  • We have staggered court times to minimise cross over in the corridor and have a 15 min gap between the end of each court session.

  • We will clean the communal areas three times a day, including a wiping of the common surfaces (doors etc).

  • We will have the Club staffed while it is open to provide support to members

  • We will run more coaching sessions, to help people get back on court in a structured way

  • We have a COVID-19 Board Member (Julian Rhodes) who will continue to review what we are doing and make changes as things change or challenges emerge.

  • There are no changing facilities and the showers are shut

  • The bar is only open for take away (and you can only buy things before you play, you can’t return to the bar after your match)

  • The club will be CASHLESS, so purchases will be contactless or credit card.

  • The Club is only open to members

 

What is like it was before?

  • The toilets are open, and will be cleaned regularly

  • Booking courts is as normal online BUT IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH THE TRACK AND TRACE rules, you must highlight who else is on your booking.  All members playing on a court must be visible on My Courts.

  • We are still a very friendly club that values its members and are so grateful for your support during this period.  We want you to play, but we also only want you to play when you are comfortable.

  • We are mindful of our promise to offer recompense to members for the period the club was closed but you will appreciate that we are currently concentrating our efforts on getting the club open.

 
 
 
 
 

Our club is affiliated and partnering with the following organisations:

England Squash
Sport England
Buckinghamshire Squash
The Marlow Club

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