Covid-19 Guidance for Playing Croquet

The following guidance relates to all croquet played at the club until further notice. This guidance will be kept under constant review and when future lockdown relaxations are announced, we will adapt the guidance accordingly.

The club will provide some sanitising products (mainly for cleaning playing equipment), but you may wish to bring your own to cut down on unnecessary touching.  While it is our intention to do what we can to ensure a safe environment, it is very much down to individual players to take personal responsibility for their own safety.

Please observe social distancing – keep a distance of 2m away from others – at all times.

Coming down to the club

 Don’t come down to the club, if you:

  • have travelled anywhere overseas in the past two weeks;
  • have been in contact with anyone who has travelled anywhere overseas in the past two weeks;
  • are concerned you have been in contact with anyone who has the Corona Virus, or;
  • have the slightest cough, sore throat, or other flu-like symptoms.

 You should bring your own supplies of hand wash/sanitiser and anything else you nee

Opening and being in the hut

  • One person per couple/group should take responsibility for getting the hoops, mallets, balls etc from the hut. 
  • You should sanitise whatever equipment you use prior to play.
  •  Sanitise anything else you touch in the hut.

Play

For the moment, we recommend that Golf Croquet be played, and the following are allowed on each pitch:

  • no more than 6 people (or no more than people from two households, if greater).

If possible, use your feet to move balls.

Putting equipment away

  • One person per couple/group should take responsibility for putting equipment away.
  • You should sanitise all your equipment after your game. 
  • Sanitise anything else you touch in the hut.

Take your own rubbish away with you for disposal (cloths, cleaning paper, wipes, gloves etc).

Social

For the moment, we are discouraging the use of the deckchairs.                                                                                                                                                This will be reviewed at Step 2, which is planned for no earlier than 12 April 2021.