COVID-19

Boston Squash and Racketball Club is committed to keeping its staff, coaches, volunteers, members and visitors safe. The club will continue to follow England Squash and government guidance about operating in a COVID-secure way. 

The best way to keep up-to-date with changes at the club as the COVID-19 restrictions evolve is to subscribe to our newsletter. Alternatively, updates are posted on our 'Latest News' page.

The latest national lockdown means that the club is currently closed.

 

For the periods that the club can open, there are hand sanitiser stations available throughout the premises, and visitors are reminded they need to socially distance from members of other households. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

PLAYERS' CHECKLIST
Before arriving:

  • Arrive promptly before your match and use hand sanitiser on arrival and departure.

  • Where possible, arrive at the club in kit and shower at home.

  • Bring your own balls and racket.

  • Bring your own water bottle and arrive at the club with it full.

  • Bring your own towel to wipe away sweat.

  • Bring a change of shirt if you are prone to sweat a lot.

  • Bring essential supplies to treat minor injuries and take a phone in case of emergency.  

Once you've arrived:

  • Stick to two players per court.

  • Maintain social distancing from anyone outside of your household.

  • Take your kit bag and water bottle on court.

  • Only one player should open/close the court door.

  • Only one player should touch the ball throughout the duration of play.

  • Please do not leave the court during rest periods. This will help with social distancing.

  • Do not wipe hands on court walls.

  • If you accidentally wipe your hand on a court wall or floor, stop and immediately sanitize your hand.

  • Use the cleaning materials provided to clean the court door handles, membership card slots and token machines before and after your session.

  • Allow five minutes for the above cleaning routine, and 15-20 minutes for court ventilation between sessions.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why is the club not using a booking system?


Our club is unusually spacious relative to the size of the membership, and the key fob system provides us with a record of who has been in the club (along with our efforts to take down the details of any non-members who visit). Therefore a booking system is neither necessary to ensure social distancing or for contact tracing.




Does playing at BSRC prevent me from playing at another club?


No, you can play at different clubs as long you follow their guidelines.




What happens if someone breaks the rules?


The club has done a lot of work to make sure it is as safe an environment as possible, so we hope everyone will stick to the rules. At the moment, if members of the committee see people failing to comply with the safety measures, they will ask them if they are aware of the rules and explain them if required. If there are problems with people ignoring the safety procedures that are in place, the committee will review the situation.




Can I play a 'normal' game of squash/racketball?


The club has been closed since the end of 2020 due to Boston being in tier 4 restrictions, and then the introduction of England's third national lockdown. If the area was moved down into tier 3, you could still only play matches of squash/racketball with members of your own household, regardless of whether those games are full matches or modified versions of the sport.





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