We are happy to say we are once again open for our members
In these uncertain times we will however have to operate with the following restrictions for the foreseeable future:
The club will continue to open 7 days a week, we will be operating with the following reduced opening hours:
Monday to Thursday
12pm – 7pm
(Bar closes at 7pm, Members to leave by 7:30pm)
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
12pm – 9pm
(Bar closes at 9pm, Members to leave by 9:30pm)
There will strictly be no entry to members before 12pm
Last entry to the club will be at 8pm
From Friday 31st July members will be welcome to bring guests into the club. Any guests brought in will need to provide their details in co-operation with test and trace.
Social distancing regulations within the club will still need to be adhered to.
Unfortunately, at this time we are still not allowing children into the club, this will be under review very soon.
We have designated the clubs main entrance (closest to Marlowe Gardens) as the official entry point into the club, when leaving members will exit through the function hall using the doors in the function hall lobby (closest to Whitewoods Removals).
Upon attending the club, you will be asked to show your current membership card. We have disabled the door entry system so all members will need to ring the bell to gain admittance.
In order to comply with the Governments track and trace rules, ALL members and spouses/partners will be required to sign into the club every time you attend and provide the following details:
- Full Name
- Contact Telephone Number
- Arrival Time
A record of the sign in’s must be kept for 21 days. Upon attending the club, you will be asked to show your current membership card.
As the way membership renewals and membership cards were changed at the beginning of the year, every member that renewed would have been provided with a plastic membership card. This was a newly instigated system and there were a few teething problems, if for any reason you renewed but were not issued with a membership card please contact the Club Secretary and this can be dealt with.
If you have not yet renewed your membership and still wish to do so, you will have until 30th August, please contact the club to arrange this.
We will be operating at a 78 persons maximum capacity (excluding staff), all three bars (members bar, lounge bar & function hall) have been set up for social distancing. Members and Spouses/Partners will be counted upon entry, if you arrive at the club and we are at maximum capacity, you will be asked to wait outside until we can accommodate you.
Government guidance still currently states that “Indoor gatherings should only be occurring in groups of up two households (including support bubbles) while outdoor gatherings should only be occurring in groups of up to two households (or support bubbles) or a group of at most six people from any number of households”.
On a Friday, Saturday & Sunday we will be operating a table service, once seated a member of staff will come and take your order, deliver your drinks and take the appropriate payment.
Monday to Thursday drinks will be ordered at the bar, we have screens installed on all bars to protect both members and staff, a queuing system will be in place. Drinks will be ordered at one end of the bar; drinks will then be served and payment taken at the other end of the bar.
We kindly ask that when a table service is not operating members bring their empty glasses back to the bar when placing their next order.
As the new methods of serving will take some getting used to for both you and our staff, I kindly ask that you are patient with the staff while they get used to the new system.
Contactless payments would always be preferred; however, we will still be accepting cash if necessary. Members also have the option to top up their new membership cards to purchase their drinks.
In order to reduce contact, doors inside the club will always be open.
Where possible the club will try to operate a one-way policy with movement throughout the building, markings will be clearly placed within the club to aid members when inside.
There will be a maximum of 2 persons allowed in the club’s toilets at any one time, in the gent’s toilets there will only be 1 urinal and 1 cubicle operating along with 1 sink. In the ladies toilets there will be only 2 cubicles and 2 sinks operating. The disabled toilets will operate as normal.
We will be instigating a rigorous cleaning regime for the staff to follow, toilets and surfaces will be cleaned at frequent intervals, when members have vacated a table it will be cleaned ready for the next use.
One of our gaming machines and the pull tab ticket machine are now in use, darts is also available for play but only on the stage area in the function hall.
Until further notice, snooker is still currently unavailable for play.
While there is currently no kitchen available, cold food can be brought into the club.
We are starting to show some televised sport, the club will look at what televised sport is being shown and choose what is believed to be the most popular option. This will then be shown on the televisions around the club, no sound will be available.
We will not be able to accommodate requests for the chosen sport to be changed.
For more information on what will be shown, please see the notices inside the club.
For the foreseeable future there will be no live entertainment taking place, if you have purchased tickets for any past entertainment that did not take place or any future entertainment, a full refund will be issued.
For the foreseeable future there will be no private bookings taking place, if you have booked a private function due to take place this year, please contact the club. A full refund for anything you have already paid will be given, until the government releases further updates on how acceptable gatherings of large groups of people are able to take place we will not be able to host any bookings. We will provisionally take bookings for next year but currently do not know when they may be able to go ahead.
I understand there have been quite a lot of restrictions put in place and we are following government guidelines to maintain a safe environment for all our members and staff. The restrictions will be reviewed regularly, with appropriate changes made inline with any changes put in place by the government.
The way we operate and the use of the club will be a different environment going forward, I hope that members will still be able to enjoy their club and the environment we offer.
If you have any questions regarding these restrictions or anything else, please feel free to contact me on:
020 8850 8659 or email@example.com
Kindest regards and hope to see you soon,