Gary Hales has been nominated as our COVID lead and the committee will form HCSC support team who will monitor when we start playing. Gary has put together risk assessment and detailed protocols which all members need to follow . Playing squash at Hook will mean you accept the guidelines.
Below are some key points of our guidelines, designed to try and enable safe squash playing to return to Hook (detailed guidelines on noticeboards in the club and emailed to all players):
FORMAT OF PLAY ALLOWED
1. Solo practice.
2. A maximum of 2 players allowed on court.
3. 2 players from the same household (or bubble) are allowed on court and can do routines and normal games.
4. 2 players from different households are allowed on court but must play the socially distanced “sides” game or social distance routines. Normal games are not permitted because this can’t guarantee social distancing.
5. Coaching is allowed with various scenarios, all observing social distancing.
Each player must fob in on entry, so we can trace members if needed (only one person per family group needs to fob in)
Courts will have one hour/ 60mins slots, which must be booked on line to include all players where possible.
Note: we will be checking access records from fobs against court bookings, and failure to comply may result in player suspension
Maximum 45mins will be playing time, the remaining 15mins will be to gather belongings, sanitize for the next session (court and touch points), and leave the building minimising contact with other players arriving after your session.
No guests allowed for time being
PLAYING & SAFETY OF MEMBERS
We will provide hand sanitizer, cleaning sprays and paper towels so touch surfaces (door handles, light switches etc) can be cleaned by members
All belongings - bags, shoes, drinks bottles etc must be taken onto the court placed in front.
Players should come dressed ready to play, just change into your court shoes in corridor
There will be no access to changing rooms, showers, toilets or balcony
No handshaking or wiping hands on the walls. Limit the handling of the ball and touch surfaces to one person. Agree this before you play
Water fountain will be removed so bring your own water in a sealed bottle, to stay on court with you
No spectators in the corridor (apart from a coach).
Gary Hales will be available to coach again - we will all be rusty and Gary can help you start back at your pace, avoid injury and demo "sides" game or routines. Please contact Gary directly at email@example.com
Sorry we don't allow guest booking.
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