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Coronavirus and Return to Play Update 25th September 2020 at 16.15

Following this week’s Government announcement Table Tennis England have the following update for clubs and leagues:

Table tennis sessions, which are formally organised by a club, league or similar organisation, in line with Table Tennis England ready to return guidance, can continue to operate as they have been doing with the continued application of the bubble of six rule for adults or mixed-age groups or for competitions. More than six people are allowed in the hall at any one time, but it is absolutely crucial that the bubble of six rule is observed – ie no mixing between bubbles. Once someone has finished their table tennis session they must leave the playing facility and avoid socialising. Individuals must also avoid attending amateur and semi-professional sporting events as spectators.

We were informed by Sport England yesterday that all table tennis clubs and facilities would need to abide by the 10pm closure rule and that not doing so would risk clubs being fined. This led to us releasing our updated guidance yesterday to ensure clubs were not put at risk.

However, following further clarification received by us today, we can now confirm that gyms, leisure centres and sports clubs CAN still operate 24 hours per day providing there is no café/restaurant within the facility. If you have a café/restaurant, this does mean that the WHOLE facility would need to be closed at 10pm and not reopen until 5am (i.e. not just the café).

New Milton Table Tennis Club

Covid – 19 Return to Play Procedures (V3) – 19 Sep 20

The following procedures are being implemented to ensure a safe return to limited club play (TTE Stage 2) in line with TTE guidelines.  It is the responsibility of all members to follow these procedures until further notice and will be required to sign a register to confirm that they have read these procedures (and the associated risks) and agree to abide by them:

General

  • Players to not attend any playing facility if they are having any symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19
  • All players must book a session at the given venue in order to be able to play
  • Members should phone (01425 619552) or email Bev (bmscottjohns@outlook.com) to book a session
  • Unless agreed in advance (i.e. to assist with setting up), players must wait in their cars until the time of their session
  • Players are asked to make themselves available to help with set-up or clear-away is so asked
  • You must adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times
  • Members must adhere to good hygiene practices throughout their time at the Club
  • Equipment cannot be shared within a session. Players should bring their own bats, and preferably their own balls if possible (club balls will be available)
  • Players should refrain from touching the table, net or barriers where possible
  • Balls should be washed regularly to minimise risk (this has been adjusted from the previous advice about using different balls for each player)
  • Players can play in bubbles of up to four people (see TTE guidelines for more details)
  • Table tennis etiquette, which requires contact (shaking / slapping hands etc) must be suspended for the time being.
  • Players should use one side of the table and not swap ends.
  • No doubles play is permitted
  • Players must wipe down the table upon finishing their session (products will be provided)
  • Proper hand washing with soap (or hand sanitiser as a second best) should occur before and after any activity at the club.
  • Members should keep all their belongings together at all times, including towels and drinks bottles which must be taken away at the end of the session.
  • A nominated individual will be responsible for each session to ensure that these rules are adhered to

Practice at the Grange School : Our plan is to hold club nights each Sunday until just before Christmas.

  • It is proposed that there will be two sessions which are 6:45 to 8:15 and 8:30 to 10:00, Players will be put into a group of up to 4 players per table.
  • 6 tables will be available with barriers in between and a large open area for people waiting to play; those waiting to play should social distance in the normal way.
  • Any player wishing to book a session would ideally have a playing partner. Please ring Bev Scott-Johns on 01425 618552 or mobile 07789 664144. All players must provide Name, Phone No and emergency contact details.
  • The toilet facilities are available on a one in, one out basis.
  • Face masks must be used when entering or leaving the building.
  • Players should enter and exit the Hall by the main entrance.

Practice at Mudeford Wood Community Centre: Our plan is to hold club nights each Monday until just before Christmas.

  • The sessions at Mudeford Wood are 7:15 to 8:45 and 9:00 to 10:30 Players will be put into a group of up to 4 players per table
  • Session leaders will have an electronic pass and will invite players to enter when the room is ready
  • Players should enter Mudeford Wood by the main entrance and follow the one way system indicated to the main hall. Exit is through the fire exit doors at the end of the hall.
  • 3 tables will be available with netting in between and a walkway along one side separated by barriers; those waiting to play should socially distance in the walkway area
  • Any player wishing to book a session would ideally have a playing partner. Please ring Bev Scott-Johns on 01425 618552 or mobile 07789 664144. All players must provide Name, Phone No and emergency contact details.
  • The toilet facilities are available via the main hall doors
  • The Kitchen facilities will be closed so please bring your own refreshments

Face masks must be used when in the corridors and toilets

League Programme: there is currently no league programme because of the Corona Virus crisis.

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