IMPORTANT – Covid-19 UPDATE

Due to the rising number of Coronavirus cases in the UK, both Tennis Wales (TW) and the Welsh Government (WG) have revised their Rules and Regulations.

Additionally, the Vale of Glamorgan is now subject to stricter Local Coronavirus Restrictions – Local Lockdown.The Club has been required to appoint a Covid Responsible Person to manage and implement any required processes and information, and to monitor compliance with current guidance and legal requirements.That person is Rod Wildblood who may be contacted should you have any queries, concerns or problems. All such contact will remain strictly confidential.

The current TW Guidance for players is attached, and should be read in full. Further information is available on the LTA website – here or from the Welsh Government Website – here .


The summary below is intended for your guidance, but is not guaranteed to be comprehensive. We strongly recommend that you keep up to date with current rules etc. by using the links above.


YOU MUST:

Wear a face covering when inside the Clubhouse e.g to read notice boards or use toilet facilities. The Club Lounge and Kitchen are closed to all except authorised personnel (who MUST wear a face covering when inside) until further notice.

Sign in to all Club organised Social Tennis sessions – additionally WG now requires you to enter both the time you arrive and the time you leave.

Sign in and out if you have booked a court using Club Spark Booker. Previously, this was not required, but a record of a court booking does not necessarily mean you have attended. The booker – group leader – may sign in and out, but MUST then keep a record for 21 days of all attendees of that booking, together with their contact details. Alternatively, all attendees should sign in and out, and the club will maintain the records. If you have already provided the club with your contact telephone details, you do not have to enter them on each visit, but any guest MUST provide their contact details. To make this process easier, two black folders of sign in sheets are now available – one in the foyer and the other in the shelter adjacent to Courts 4,5 & 6. Records for Coaching and Juniors are kept separately.

Sign in and out of attendance at the Club Bar – which will only be open for OUTDOOR service for the time being.  These sheets are kept on the Bar Counter.

Maintain the required Social Distancing measures – currently 2 metres – at all times.

YOU SHOULD:Use hand sanitizer before entering, and after leaving, the courts. We would ask you to carry a bottle in your tennis equipment, although sanitizer is provided at the court entrance.

Include a face covering in your tennis equipment.

Only use your own equipment and water bottles.Take care when returning balls from adjacent courts.


YOU MAY NOT:

Meet with anyone not from your immediate household indoors.

Leave the Vale of Glamorgan Council Area unless you have an acceptable reason for doing so – please refer to Local Restriction Guidance.

Attend the Club if:

– You currently have symptoms of COVID-19 (new persistent dry cough, fever (high temperature), loss of or change to sense of taste or smell)

– You have had a positive test for COVID-19 or onset of symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 10 days. (Individuals who have completed their period of isolation (10 days) and have no remaining symptoms (other than a dry cough or loss of taste or smell which can last for some time) may return to normal activities)

– Any member of your household has had symptoms of COVID-19 or has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days

– You have been contacted by a contact tracer from the Test, Trace and Protect Programme and told to isolate in the last 14 days as a contact of someone with confirmed COVID-19.

– You have returned from a country outside of the UK in the last 14 days, other than those on the exempt list.

Anyone who is symptomatic should not take part in tennis or attend a tennis venue or club. You should immediately self-isolate (as well as your household), follow the Welsh Government’s self-isolation guidelines, and apply for a Coronavirus test.

Whilst we are obliged under law to follow these rules and regulations, our primary concern is the safety and wellbeing of our members.

If we make the effort, we can all stay as safe as is humanly possible – and be able to continue to play tennis.

We thank you for your cooperation in these troubled times.

DPLTC COMMITTEE

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