It is with a heavy heart that the Management Team have decided to close the Club for all activities, without exception, until further notice, in light of the rules the government have introduced https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/874742/Full_guidance_on_staying_at_home_and_away_from_others__1_.pdf
The courts have been locked and may not be used by anyone, nor may the Club House or Top Building be used
We have considered the possibility of two members of the same household being able to play within the Government’s rules. However, the Government’s objective is reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, to reduce the spread of the infection, which is in all our best interests and we should not be doing anything to encourage any other behaviour. Communal places in parks such as sports courts have been closed and our courts are analogous to these. We would not be able to prevent more than two people gathering on the courts, therefore he responsible thing to do is to close them in the best interests of us all
Please, please, please comply with the Government’s rules to give us all the best chance of coming out the other side of this fit and healthy and as soon as possible.
Take care and care for others
Your Purley Bury Management Team
NEW RULES ON STAYING AT HOME AND AWAY FROM OTHERS
The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.
When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why the government is now (23 March 2020) introducing three new measures.
- Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes
- Closing non-essential shops and community spaces
- Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public
Every citizen must comply with these new measures. The relevant authorities, including the police, will be given the powers to enforce them – including through fines and dispersing gatherings.
These measures are effective immediately. The Government will look again at these measures in three weeks, and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible.
STAYING AT HOME
You should only leave the house for one of four reasons.
● Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
● One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household.
● Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
● Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.
These four reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.