May 2021 Member Update

Dear Member,

 

We are excited to welcome you back to The Binfield Club on Monday May the 17th.  Although we are now allowed to open indoors, please be aware of some restrictions and updates below.

 

Opening Times: Although there are no restrictions on opening times, we will still be observing the ten o’clock closing time for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Drinking up time is thirty minutes before the closing time.

 

New Opening Times:

 

Monday to Wednesday 11:00 – 22:00

Thursday to Saturday    11:00 – 23:00

Sunday                         12:00 – 20:00

 

Masks: All members and visitors must wear a face mask when moving around the club for example when they go to the toilet, playing pool, using the fruit machines and entering or leaving the club.  The rule of thumb is, if you are on your feet, you will need to wear a mask.  We will have masks for customers on request. 

 

Staff will also have to wear masks behind the bar and also when serving or moving around the club.  We have provided disposable masks and visors to staff.  Gloves are offered to staff but are not mandatory. 

 

Exemptions apply to children under the age of 11 and adults with some medical conditions.

 

Table Service:  For now, table service is still in force.  A staff member will come to your table to take your order and bring back your order when ready.  Initially, please stay seated and indicate to a member of staff visually to gain their attention.  If you are seated outside or feel you can not be seen, please call the bar on 01344 420690.  Under no circumstances will orders be taken at the bar or orders shouted across the club.  We are hoping this will end from June the 21st, but we will wait for guidelines from the government.

 

Payment:  We would prefer contactless payment, but we continue to take cash.

 

Snooker / Pool: Snooker and pool tables remain open but face masks will be required when playing.  Please ensure all apparatus are wiped down with wipes provided at the end of your game.

 

Fruit Machines: Fruit machines remain open, but you will require a mask when using the machines. Please clean the machines with the wipes provided before playing.

 

Maximum Table Occupancy: Maximum permitted size of any group around a table is six, whether inside or outside.  Customers must remain seated, whether inside or outside.  Furniture must not be moved, as it has been positioned for social distancing.  If a large group do congregate, then they will be asked to disperse to other tables in groups of six.

 

Children: The club has always been family-friendly and always will be.  We welcome well-behaved children with an adult.  All children must remain seated with an adult.  Children should be accompanied to the toilet by a suitable adult.  All children must leave the premises by 8 pm at the latest.

 

Social Distancing: Please respect social distancing at all times on the premises, please keep at least 1m from all other customers when moving around the club.  Give way when entering the toilets and wait outside the toilet if there are more than two people already using the facilities.

 

Track and Trace:  We will continue to rely on our member fob system for track and trace, so you must still have your fob with you at all times.  We also have a number of NHS QR code check-in posters at various locations around  the club.  It is recommended that you use this service also.

 

Function Room Bookings: Functions are limited to thirty people maximum until 21st June depending on government guidleines.

 

Sanitisers:  Hand sanitisers are available on entry to the club and also in the toilets. 

 

Dogs: Dogs are now allowed on the premises.  They must be kept under control on a leash and must not disturb other customers.  Please use the seating in the non-carpeted areas, i.e. the dance floor or coffee area.

 

Entertainment: We are not planning on any live music until we know more from the government on live music guidelines. 

 

Lack of Some Products:  Some of our suppliers are still ramping up production, so some products may not be available immediately, but we aim to have all items back in stock as soon as possible.

 

Price Increase: Unfortunately our suppliers have increased their prices.  Where possible, the club has tried to absorb some of these increases, but there is a slight increase to most products.  Please see the new price list in the lobby of the club.  These increases will contribute to maintaining the club’s facilities and future improvements, as you can see below. 

 

During every lockdown, we have retained all staff on 100% furlough.  We have also made several improvements including a new fire alarm system, a refresh of electrical systems including a switch to LED lights, additional outdoor seating, irrigation system and plants, several improvements and jobs which needed to be completed and finally we have ordered a brand new projector ready for the Euro’s.  We have also negotiated new contracts with suppliers where we could with better prices and longer contracts to bring the price down.

 

We are sure all of our members and visitors will comply with these guidelines, but any person flouting the guidelines will be given a verbal warning and asked to leave the club. Further transgressions could result in a permanent ban.  All of The Committee fully supports this.

 

We welcome all members and visitors to enjoy the facilities of The Binfield Club safely.  We hope that some of these restrictions will be lifted after June the 21st and will update once we have received the government guidelines.

 

Our priority is to ensure all staff, members and visitors can continue to experience a safe and enjoyable visit.

 

Any questions or concerns, please email us at binfieldclub@gmail.com or call the Secretary on 01344 420572.

 

Thank you!