Covid 19 Guidance
Tennis is a naturally socially distant sport, but players should take the following steps to reduce the risk of transmission when attending and participating in tennis activity.
1. Check for COVID-19 symptoms.
No one should leave home to participate in tennis if they, or someone they live with, has symptoms of COVID 19.
If you, or anyone you live with, have any symptoms you should not attend any sporting activity, even if your symptoms are mild. You should follow NHS guidance on testing and self-isolation. If you have been informed that you need to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace (or are required to self-isolate in relation to travel), you must do so. You should not leave your isolation location in order to participate in sport and physical activity. You can find more information in the NHS guidance on how to self-isolate.
2. Take part safely. As a socially distant sport, the risk of transmission of COVID-19 whilst participating is low. However, participants should continue to:
- Follow good hygiene practices, to reduce the risk of transmission in sport environments. Also consider the wishes of other participants (i.e. if they do not wish to shake hands after a match).
- Avoid sharing water bottles or other refreshment containers. Where possible, you should take your own drink, in a labelled or highly distinguishable container.
Face coverings are no longer required by law, but the Parish Council have requested these be worn when inside the pavilion, including when using the toilets.
3. Cleaning. The club run an unmanned facility and without any staff it is impossible to clean all common touch points; court gates, brooms, benches, net measuring sticks and net winder. Players are encouraged to use hand sanitiser and clean hands frequently.
4. Nets. Whilst the number of positive coronavirus cases remain high, the nets will continue to be set at the appropriate height to avoid players having to adjust them. Do not drop the nets at the end of play.