Following the latest government announcement it is with regret we must inform you that Hatfield Bowls Club will remain CLOSED until the next assessment on 16th December. The regulations would limit the rinks to single household only and we would only be able to serve drinks from the bar with a substantial meal. As well as not being financially viable to reopen at present we must also consider our members. We must act responsibly to ensure we do not risk the virus spreading.
During these times members will be able to enter the club house and use the bar although limited to groups of 30 members at any one time, use of the toilets in the indoor green is allowed but members are not allowed to use the changing rooms at all. Social distancing remains at 2 metres (6’6”) although this may be varied. Payments at the bar will be by card only – no cash will be accepted. Perspex screens will be installed at the bar to limit contact and only ONE person in each group will be allowed to order at the bar and then not to be allowed access to the bar closer than the demarcation lines to protect bar staff and customers.
On entry into the club ALL members are required to sign in their name and phone number in the register provided, for ALL visitors – full name, address, phone number and club member contact is required. The club card entry system will be disabled during the day other than the times above.
The pool table and dart boards will not be available for play. Members are allowed to use the fruit machines providing that they sanitise their hands at the provided stations after each use.
We now have an online rink booking system (thanks to Kay Havord) which can be accessed by fully paid members. The system is saved and updated live each time an entry is made. The time slots are limited to one and a half hours with a half hour change over time. Enter the players names in the time slot required and if you want to roll up on your own add ‘solo’ or ‘own’. Play is only possible with a booked rink and a maximum of 2 players per rink unless from the same household. Paid Members who do not have access to a computer or tablet can ask another member to make a booking for them.
Please remember that social distancing must be maintained throughout the session if you are playing with someone from outside your household.