Following the new restrictions announced by the Government last night, we are writing once again to advise you on updates to club protocols and operations. Unfortunately, after a summer where we were able to provide a children’s summer camp, and both junior and senior championships – albeit in significantly altered formats than those previously experienced – we find ourselves implementing more restrictions on the membership in support of the country’s fight against the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Following Tennis Ireland guidance issued yesterday, we are placing a temporary pause on some proposed events such as the new internal leagues, and the boxes, as competition is not allowed during Level 3 restrictions. This is to minimise social contacts among members.
The good news is that casual play can continue at the club, both singles and doubles, and members’ guests are still welcome. Our tennis club is a vital amenity for us all at this strange time, and we do not want to see a situation where we are forced to close due to an outbreak. As such, it is very important that everyone comply with the rules for attending and playing at the club:
Club Access is NOT permitted if you:
– Have had close contact with someone with symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
– You, or a member of your household, are awaiting a test for COVID-19. The HSE allows exercise while you are a period of isolation (for example, awaiting a test or a member of your household is awaiting a test) but this is solitary exercise like a walk or a run, and you are not permitted to come to the club during this period.
– Have been out of the country in the last 14 days.
– Are displaying COVID-19 symptoms.
– Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
– If you live outside Dublin.
Please ensure that you complete the online booking form correctly when booking a court. These records are crucially important from a tracking and tracing perspective in the event that someone at the club falls ill. The Department of Health recommendations with respect to good hygiene practices still apply and we encourage you to use them. Please also remember the social distancing rule of two metres.
We are very conscious that we cannot offer you all of the facilities at the club currently, but please be assured that while Level 3 is not the time to open more facilities, we do continue to review the situation with reference to the lounge, bar and balcony on an ongoing basis. In the meantime if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact a committee member.