Current News Updates
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Current detailed LTA COVID Guidance.
Saturday 30th May
Bowls is up-n-running from 11 a.m. including online rink booking. Bowlers, check your email - and junk folder if necessary. There are several emails to look at.
Tennis: tennis online booking will be in place by 6pm. If booking can be opened/activated earlier, we will email you. Play opens tomorrow, Sunday.
Friday 29th May 1pm Coronavirus update for bowling, tennis & social
Bowling will open on Saturday 30th
Tennis will open on Sunday 31st
Due to the exceptionally dry weather through may and to restrictions caused by the coronavirus to the numbers permitted in the working party, courts preparation has taken slightly longer than anticipated.
Bowlers: as the clubhouse will remain closed, please email bowling convener, Gareth, if you need to arrange a time to collect your bowls from the clubhouse. Any queue must be 2 metre distanced, as at supermarkets.
Bowling convener email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Social: we will next review the possibilities for access for social members in the light of the first minister's statement this lunchtime, and will update you as soon as possible.
News: Bowling now has its own online rink-booking page. It is not yet activated, but can be viewed by clicking/changing the 'activity' to 'bowls' at the top-left of the courts-booking page.
Court & rink booking is currently in preparation for you. Members will receive their username and password first. Later, an announcement will be made when the system goes live and can accept your bookings.
Thu 28th May 1pm COVID post-lockdown update
The first minister has just confirmed that tennis and bowls can re-open in phase 1 post-lockdown. The falcon committee is finishing putting the new regulations, and equipment into place to enable you to play at minimized risk ... For all members.
The club and members will all have to accept limitations e.g. only singles play permitted, zero-access to the clubhouse, and all play must be booked in advance (tennis and bowling). One parent must supervise child/ren age 16 or under.
The club will email all 2020-members a detailed list of arrangements, including the new club rules for phase 1 to which you will be required to consent. After consent is received:
-- your personal court-booking and/or rink-booking will be activated (currently all booking is blocked.)
-- and you will receive a key-code for the gate only.
Please be patient and support your committee to provide play at minimized risk.
We are not forgetting our social members (please see the update of 27th may, below)
The club remains closed on friday 29th may. The club hopes to re-open on saturday 30th. So, please...
- keep checking your email, and
- check this noticeboard for updates (rather than emailing).
Thank you :o)
Wed 27th May 2020 new memberships + returning members
New prices & memberships will be available next week for those wishing to join falcon club and for former members (2019 members) who did not renew their subscription for 2020. Please have patience while we finalise safe arrangements for phase 1 for current members.
Wed 27th May 2020 coronavirus + phase 1 update
The club (courts/bowling green/signage/sanitizing) is currently being actively prepared for the soonest possible re-opening. The club will remain closed on friday 29th may. Health & safety measures are currently being carried out by members of the falcon committee.
In advance of opening, both tennis and bowling members will receive an email with information and the requirements for court-booking and rink-booking.
The announcement of re-opening will be posted first on this online noticeboard then by email to current 2020 members.
Social members' access - the committee is working on a risk assessment for access by social members, to the lawn area only (not boules), for fresh-air and relaxation. To safeguard all, it is likely that such visits will also have to be booked in advance and limited to 1 hour.
Monday 25th May 2020
Falcon club intends to re-open subject to scottish government post-lockdown/phase 1 restrictions as soon as possible after the first minister has given the go-ahead. This is likely to be on/by saturday 30th may. Members will be informed in advance by email and on this noticeboard as soon as courts-booking is permitted - (bookings made sooner will be void)
So far, the rules are:
Singles only (no spectators)
Obligatory court-booking (free)
Courts 1 and 3 only
Max. 1-hour at a time (30-mins safety-gap between booked hours)
21st May 2020
The scottish government has today announced plans for phase 1 of coming out of lockdown.
Phase 1 is hoped to be given the go-ahead 'at the end of next week' (c. Thu 28th may)
N.b. tennis and bowls will be permitted to re-open subject to social distancing and other hygiene rules.
Falcon club will shortly publish a detailed plan for members for tennis, bowling, boules and social use of the club.
Tennis coaching is also expected to be permitted but initially for individuals and limited groups. Support your tennis coaches by registering now for your post-covid tennis class!
1. Choose your class from the list on the coaching webpage
2. Email your name + chosen class to email@example.com