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Following the removal of legal Covid restrictions on how squash and racketball is played and how clubs operate from 19thJuly, England Squash have replaced their guidance with advice which recognises that the virus is still prevalent and that individual responsibility for keeping safe is with the players and members.
We are now free to play full-court squash and racketball and conduct coaching without restriction and there are no longer limits on the number of people in the clubhouse. However, in view of the high number of Covid cases we will maintain the hygiene protocols that have been established and we encourage members to remain socially distanced off-court and not to overcrowd the corridor, changing rooms or viewing area.
The advice is therefore please;
· Wash / sanitise your hands before entering and on leaving the courts
· Don’t wipe your hands on the wall
· Keep the court windows open to improve ventilation
· Maintain social distancing off-court and in the changing rooms
· Don’t enter the clubhouse if you have Covid symptoms or are self-isolating
The QR Code poster will remain for those who wish to check in using the NHS Covid app and we encourage members to continue using the online booking system to book courts. The booking times will revert to 45 minute parallel sessions from 26th July.
Many of you will also have seen that the bar will continue with all the current rules until at least 16th August, which means table service only, no walking up to the bar to order drinks and masks should be worn inside unless seated. Please respect this and do not wander straight from the court up to the bar to buy light cards, balls, grips or drinks.
Enjoy your squash and racketball and your post-game refreshments.
The Squash Committee
Chantry Squash & Racketball Club is part of the Bishop’s Stortford Sports Trust. We have two well maintained courts that are always available for members, changing and showering facilities for both male and female members, and also a viewing area. We welcome players of all standards and all ages, and we pride ourselves on our family club approach. Its a great place for social squash and racketball with both mens and ladies leagues.
Bishop’s Stortford Sports Trust also consists of Bishop’s Stortford Cricket, Hockey and Tennis Clubs. All clubs are located at the same site and share the Charles Edwards Pavilion, which has a stunning view over the cricket pitch.
The Pavilion, overlooking the cricket ground, is the location for social events held throughout the year. These include quizzes, barbecues and discos.