HEALTH & SAFETY: SNOOKER CLUBS CANNOT OPEN YET

Re-opening of indoor sports clubs will not be reviewed again until the 18th July

Thursday 2 July 2020
Hello all Annunciation Snooker Club members

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to get the club up and running again.Hand sanitisers were fitted recently in preparation for opening. Unfortunately the Govt has ruled against this,
please read the WPBSA statement below.
Both St Matthias and the Castle Club have been told they will not be permitted to open as planned on 4/6 July respectively.
The situation regarding ‘indoor sports clubs’ will not be reviewed again until at least the 18th July. So for the time being our hands are tied.

We will keep members up to date with any further developments by email or on this website. Further rules on social distancing etc may have to be implemented before we are allowed to open again.

Thanks for your patience everyone. Stay healthy and continue to look out for yourselves and each other.

All the very best
Phil & the Committee, Annunciation Snooker Club

Committee to stagger Membership fee

Due to the unforeseen circumstances, the Committee came to the decision that the number of months that the club has been unavailable for use will be credited to all paid up members.

The plan is to extend next years' renewal date of January 2021, by the number of months that were lost due to the clubs' closure. It is overall the simplest plan logistically, and seems fair to all.

Your views on this issue were most welcome. thanks to all who emailed us.

Please continue to
email us with any suggestions you may have, or If you have any other questions regarding the club or membership.

We ask for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.

WPBSA statement 30 June 2020
"Further to our previous statements in respect of the re-opening of snooker clubs in the UK we can today provide a further update following guidance received from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

Following the announcements made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the UK government on 23 June with regards to the relaxation of lockdown measures from 4 July, we have been urgently seeking clarity from the DCMS and the Sport’s Minister’s office as to their application to snooker clubs.

We have today (30 June) received further guidance from DCMS as follows:
“Licensed premises will be able to open from 4 July in their capacity as bars and restaurants but not for indoor sport use. Any opening will need to follow the government’s guidance for pubs, bars and restaurants.”

We understand that this guidance will come as a disappointment to clubs that had planned to open as snooker clubs from 4th July and together with the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Snooker we remain in dialogue with government to ensure that snooker facilities will be able to be used as soon as possible".

For the latest guidance on COVID-19 please visit the government website

Keep the club alive by renewing your membership

The Annunciation Snooker Club would like to thank all members for their continued support of the club during these unprecedented times. We hope to see you back on the baize as soon as the law permits.
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