IMPORTANT: All members and guests please follow these new rules

Rules Effective from Sat 18th July 2020 until further notice

  • IMPORTANT: No member/guest should come to the snooker club if they are showing COVID-19 symptoms (fever/new cough/loss of taste or smell) or if they are living with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Snooker playing times and opening procedure: To avoid any confusion, the Snooker Club will keep the same opening times & procedure for our members as we had in place before the closure (e.g contact the designated keyholder for that day displayed on the entrance door to open and close up if you are not a keyholder).

Keyholder Opening Responsibilities: On arriving at the club, the keyholder should open as usual then immediately wash their hands, the outer door and inner door should be kept closed! Any non-keyholders/guests entering should also wash their hands on entering to be safe.

Social Distancing: All members to adhere to social distancing signs and markers displayed (Ideally 2meters apart, but a minimum of 1meter is allowed for short periods). Please follow the one-way system inside the snooker hall. (see attached diagram) how to move about in the snooker club. (move in an anticlockwise way especially important when the club gets busier).

Hand Sanitiser: Will be made available close to the main entrance to Slade (initially by the bar area) and again by the signing-in book inside the snooker hall. This may change later when the Bowlers start to use the club.

Snooker Hall Entrance Door: Snooker players should leave the snooker hall entrance door open (wedges will be provided), to minimise touching door surfaces, so players can see anyone else coming in and maintain social distance.

Snooker Visitor Log: A new A4 folder for Visitor Log with the information pre-printed A4 blanks sheets will be supplied. Entering members details plus any guest details into the log will be mandatory as we have to have a record of who has played at the club at what date & times, this is in case anyone becomes un-well, and can then be contacted. The Governments track and trace team advise that we need to fill in the following information:
o Date,
o Arrival Time
o Leaving Time
o Full Name
o Contact Phone Number

The above requested information should be provided for Members and Guests, and the information retained for a min of 21 days. Members must ensure any guests put the guest fee and contact details (name and phone no) of the guest on the outside of the envelope, and place this in the letter box.

Table usage: The first pair of players to arrive can choose to play on Table 1 (nearest the door) or T4 (far end of the room), the second pair of players to arrive should then play on a table furthest away from the one in use, ie T4 if T1 is in use. Please limit play to 1hr at a time when all tables are in use. If any members turn up and all 4 tables are in use, please waiting outside the snooker room until a table becomes available.

Protective clothing: Wearing of face masks and or gloves will be optional, emphasis should be on cleaning hands regularly and keeping your distance ideally to 2meters, but a min of 1 meter.

Self-Hygiene: Antiseptic wipes and hand sanitiser will be placed near each table to allow members to regularly clean their hands (ie between frames) and wipe down balls or surfaces as necessary, members are welcome to bring and use their own hand sanitizer, and can also wash their hands in the kitchen or toilets which might be more effective than hand gels.

Playing format & self-cleaning etiquette:
o To avoid too many people in the club, singles games should be played as a preference however doubles / triples can be played of the players come from two separate households.
o Players should nominate one person to clean down the snooker equipment (snooker balls, table rails, rests triangles, scoreboards etc) before playing, and this person should then be responsible for re-placing balls and setting up the balls at the beginning of each frame, throughout the match/game.
o They should then wipe down any equipment used/touched after in case the next pair of players forget to clean the equipment before starting.
o Reminders to follow this self-cleaning will be displayed on the snooker ball tray lids.
o No shaking hands before or after the snooker game is allowed.

Club Cues & Chalk: The club will remove all cues from the cue racks to avoid people using them. Chalk will also be removed from the club. Members should bring & use their own cues & chalk (most people do anyway). If someone does not have a cue/chalk, we can arrange for them to borrow a club cue if needed, and we can supply chalk if needed as well.

Food & Drink: No food will be allowed! Any drinks bought into the club must be soft drinks only and taken home to dispose of after each game/match is played.

Bins: As a result of the above, the club will remove any bins in the snooker hall, please do not leave any mess.

Toilet use: The committee agreed it would be safest to use the disabled toilet as there is a lock on the door which prevents entry and therefore avoids accidentally bumping into anyone. This is also the closest toilet to the snooker room so makes sense to use this first. If this is engaged, wait until it is free or if necessary, use the main men's toilet. If the men's toilet must be used, we recommend that the cubicle (instead of urinal) is used in case the engaged sign is not turned over on entering.

Cleaning down & Locking up the club: Before leaving the last person (a keyholder) must take an antiseptic wipe, from the snooker hall and wipe down the following:
o Any plug socket switches (after switching off) which have been used for the 4 electric heaters available.
o Snooker Hall Light Switch's (after turned off)
o Snooker Door Handle (after closing the door)
o The Alarm code (before setting it)
o Any light switches for the Bowls area (after turning them off)
o The Slade Inner door latch and handle (ensuring latch has been lifted) & inner keypad and door handles
o Outer door handles interior and exterior
o Finally lock the door.

Contacts in case you become un-well: Should any member/guest become unwell and or test positive for Covid-19, within 14 days of playing snooker, they must contact either of the following people asap:

o Martin Moors (Chairman) 07958 292660
o Alan Selby (Secretary) 07973 770693

We will then check the visitors log to see who has played snooker in the 14days since the date that the player last played and notify them all asap as a pre-caution. We will also inform members of the Bowls club committee as a courtesy.