Cringleford Courts, Oakfields Road, Cringleford, NR4 6XF

Covid 19 Guidance

Covid 19 Return to Restricted Play

Please ensure you read the LTA’s Guidance For Tennis Playersadhere to the Government’s social distancing guidelines (staying at least 2 metres away from others) and practice public health advice for hygiene.

Tennis activity

1. Both singles and doubles play is permitted with people from outside of your household, as long as you remain 2 metres apart as far as possible- meaning that four people from different households can now play doubles..
2. No club sessions or mix-in sessions.

Facilities

1. Nets: The nets have been set at the appropriate height to avoid players having to adjust them. Do not drop the nets at the end of play. (The net measuring sticks should only be used if you think they need adjusting.)
2. It is recommended you take hand sanitiser with you. Use alcohol gel after touching common touch points surfaces; court gates, brooms (left to sweep debris), benches, net measuring sticks, net winder and toilet door. Avoid contact where possible.
Members should make necessary arrangements, for example open gate with disposable gloves, use appropriate wipes or hand sanitiser to satisfy themselves about hygiene when opening and after closing the gates or toilet door. 

Court Access

1. Maintain social distancing of 2 metres at all times from arrival at car park to departure.
2. Play should be spread over upper and lower courts in the first instance to minimise contact, but play can take place side by side if all courts are in use. The grass courts are available for play.
3. Players not to enter courts until previous players on that court have finished their game.

Online Court Booking

1. To avoid congestion, ensure you have booked a court in advance using the Online Court Booking system. No turn up and play.

2. To avoid arriving/leaving at the same time as other players, start times should be staggered by 15 minutes when booking side by side courts, with a  15 minute buffer between bookings on the same court.

Equipment

Players not to share equipment and to provide own balls. Please take note of LTA’s advice about balls:-
If you choose to use shared balls then extra care must be taken to ensure you do not touch your face during play. You should clean your hands before play and immediately after finishing (use alcohol gel if required).
‘Avoid using your hands to pick up tennis balls that aren’t yours – use your racquet/foot to hit/kick them to your opponent or return them to another court’

If you develop symptoms of Covid-19, you should follow the Government’s ‘test and trace’ guidelines, which can be read on the Gov.uk website.
Last updated: 8th July 2020

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