Hayes Cricket Club News story

CoVid 19 - New Goverment Directives

24 Sep 2020

Dear Members of Hayes CC


I hope this message finds you fit and well.


As you are most likely aware there was a Government announcement yesterday in ref to further Covid-19 restrictions that will have a huge impact on the hospitality industry which includes clubs and pubs.


These new legislations come into force on Thursday 24th September.  The effects they will have on your visiting Hayes cricket club we detail as follows,


Government statements are in italic and bold with the club’s response below.


Face covering

Customers in hospitality venues MUST wear face coverings, except when seated at a table to eat or drink. Staff in hospitality and retail will now also be required to wear face coverings (from 24 September).


The club asks that all members adhere to this rule as it is now law.    These must be worn correctly covering both Nose and mouth.   We are aware that there are exceptions for certain conditions and ask you provide valid confirmation if you are part of this group


When ordering drinks.

In licensed premises, food and drink must be ordered from, and served at, a table. You MUST not approach the bar.


Customers must eat and drink at a table in any premises selling food and drink to consume indoors, on site (from 24 September).


There will no longer be service at the bar.  The club is in the process of setting up a smart phone ordering system initially using WhatsApp.  Toni our bar manager will provide further details in due course.

We are currently investigating a smart phone APP that will connect directly with our till system.


Businesses selling food or drink must be closed between 10pm and 5am.


The club will not take drinks orders beyond 21:30 and all members must vacate the club by 10pm.

Opening hours as follows effective from Thursday 24th September.


Monday            Closed

Tuesday            17:00 – 22:00 Last orders 21:30

Wednesday     17:00 – 22:00 Last orders 21:30

Thursday          17:00 – 22:00 Last orders 21:30

Friday               17:00 – 22:00 Last orders 21:30

Saturday          15:00 – 22:00 Last orders 21:30

Sunday             15:00 – 22:00 Last orders 21:30


** These hours are subject to change dependant on circumstances and regulatory amendments **


We MUST display the official NHS QR code posters so that customers can ‘check-in’ at different premises using this option as an alternative to providing their contact details once the app is rolled out nationally (from 24 September).


The club has registered with the NHS and have received our NHS Track and Trace QR Code which will be displayed on every table.


To use the system, you will need to download the NHS CoVid 19 App available on Play store and Apple Apps.  We would appreciate you downloading the App before you visit to avoid delays when you are in attendance


Each person attending the Club MUST scan the code on every visit to the club.   For those persons who do not possess a smart phone you must provide your full contact details to the Bar staff on duty who will register your attendance in the track and trace book.   This will no longer be available to sign but will be held behind the bar.

The NHS Track & Trace QR system is very new and not been tested live so please bear with us if it fails.  

We shall revert to a manual alternative if there are complications with the system.


The rule of Six social gathering still applies and MUST be adhered to.  This applies to all ages within your group.

When inside the clubhouse you must always remain seated whilst drinking and eating.  You may stand outside but you MUST move amongst other tables without pausing to talk with those seated.  To be clear you must remain in your group of six.


Playing pool is still allowed but no more than 6 around the pool table. You must use your own cue and should not share.


Gaming machines are still ok to be used as before however the machines must be sanitised and you may be asked to pause use whilst staff carry out this task


I am as aware as anyone that these new rules are restrictive and will add to the current checks our staff have to perform.   It is very likely to cause delays in service and the committee ask’s that you be patient whilst you are wating for your drinks.


We ask also you be aware that the Government states that rule breakers both Customer and Business premise can be fined for non-compliance.


Further details can be found at the following link https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-covid-19-what-has-changed-22-september


In closing I would like to thank you all for your continued support during these very testing times’.


The club has seen a collective community over recent months, and we want Hayes Cricket club to continue to be a safe place for you to visit.   By working together, I am sure we can continue to achieve this.


If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate in contact us by return as this is very much a moving target.


Be Safe.


Leo Mahoney


Hayes Cricket Club.