February Update

26th February 2021

February Update

Dear Grasshopper,

Now that the Prime Minister has set out the Government’s road map for coming out of lock down we just wanted to set out some key dates for the return of our sports and the reopening of the clubhouse and our other facilities.

Please remember that the Government have said that the dates announced are the earliest possible for moving to the next stage and are subject to change depending on the circumstances. We will of course follow Government guidance as things develop.

Exactly how training sessions and matches for our Rugby and Netball sections will look is not known at this point.  This will be developed after further guidance from the respective sporting governing bodies. Please look out for further updates from Juan Murray for Rugby and Alma Hemmings for Netball. 

Monday 12th April

Bar and Kitchen
The bar and kitchen are permitted to reopen for outside service only.  We will be opening the terrace area where ‘the rule of six’ and table service only regulations will still apply.  Clearly demand will very much depend on weather conditions.  To begin with the opening hours for the bar and kitchen will be as follows: 

Monday to Thursday      : Closed
Fridays                              : 15:00 hours to 22:00 hours
Saturdays                         : 12:00 hours to 22:00 hours
Sundays                            : 09:30 hours to 19:00 hours

These hours will be kept under constant review with the option of extending the opening hours and the days we are open.

 Gymnasium

The gymnasium will only be available for use during normal club opening hours.  Therefore during April and the first part of May the hours will be:

Monday to Thursday      : Closed
Fridays                              : 15:00 hours to 21:00 hours
Saturdays                         : 12:00 hours to 21:00 hours
Sundays                            : 11:00 hours to 18:00 hours

These hours are obviously subject to variation in line with the clubhouse hours. 

Senior Netball

Senior Netball training can resume from Monday 12th April.  Please note though that the clubhouse will be shut with the exception of access to toilets and floodlighting. 

Saturday 17th April

Senior Rugby training will resume.  Exact timings will be confirmed by Juan and the coaching team nearer the time.

 Sunday 18th April 

Mini Rugby, Junior Rugby and Junior Netball training will resume.  Exact timings for the individual age groups will be confirmed by the section Chair nearer the time. 

Whilst the Government have announced that organised grassroots sport at adult and junior levels is permitted to return from Monday 29th March it has been decided to delay our actual start until after the Easter holiday period to coincide with when we are permitted to open the clubhouse and when many of our staff will be returning from furlough leave.  However it is the intention for Senior Rugby to continue with Saturday activity throughout the whole summer period.  Likewise Sunday activity will continue through the summer for the Mini and Junior sections.

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