Following the new laws that came in to force on Thursday 24th September, this note is to outline how the Club has accommodated these rules so you can still come and enjoy your rugby and socialising, knowing you are in a safe environment.
The club remains open, and with vast amounts of open space, together with a refurbished club house and outdoor marquee, it’s a great place to meet up.
The rules on rugby training are advised separately, so these only relate to the times people are not in organised training sessions.
Here is a list of what has changed, and what we have done to make sure the Club remains a safe place for you to enjoy:
- You must meet in groups of 6 or less. People sat in groups of more than 6 will be asked to reduce their numbers. If repeated requests are ignored, people will be asked to leave.
- Customers in hospitality venues must wear face coverings, except when seated at a table to eat or drink. Inside the clubhouse, you must wear a face covering when walking to your table, to the toilet etc.
- Businesses selling food or drink (including cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants) must be closed between 10pm and 5am. Last orders will be called at 9:30pm and all customers must be off the premises by 9:55pm
- In licensed premises, food and drink must be ordered from, and served at, a table. The club now has a food & drink ordering app called Schnap! Please follow this link to learn more Click Here
This app can be downloaded to your phone and orders should be made through this. If you are sat inside and the bar staff are not serving drinks ordered through the app, they will be more than happy to take your order.
- We are increasing the number of tables we have outside in the marquee to accommodate busy times, such as Sunday lunchtimes after junior training.
- Customers must eat and drink at a table in any premises selling food and drink to consume on site (from 24 September). You must be sat at a table and provide a table number when ordering food and drinks. Drinks will no longer be served from the bar.
- Businesses will need to display the official NHS QR code posters so that customers can ‘check-in’ at different premises using this option as an alternative to providing their contact details NHS QR codes are now displayed around the premises for people to scan, using the official NHS Covid-19 App
We appreciate this may seem slightly officious, however I am sure you all understand the implications of not stating these clearly. We are here for you to enjoy the Rugby Club whilst staying safe.
We look forward to seeing you soon