Safe use of sports facilities

The government has now permitted limited and controlled use of some sports facilities. We are currently closed to the public but our residents can use some of our sports facilities following guidance. This guidance is likely to change (either further relaxation or re-tightening of restrictions) and all residents intending to make use of facilities must read (or re-read) the Government guidance before doing so. Click here to read the Government guidance.

All those using such facilities must strictly comply with the Government guidance at all times: further relaxation and the avoidance of the re-tightening of restrictions will only be possible if our strict adherence leads to the continued reduction on the spread of the virus. 

Currenty the Government Guidance allows use of such facilities provided that: 

  • You are either alone or with members of your own household; or with up to five people from outside your household provided that you keep 2 meters apart at all times.
  • You are symptom free.
  • You was or sanitise hands before, after and regularly during using the facilities.
  • You avoid sharing equipment.
  • You avoid touching communal surfaces as far as possible.
  • The Changing Rooms and all indoor facilities (apart from toilets) remain closed.
  • Notices are displayed at each facility to remind users of their responsibilities.

Specific activities

Each of the following activities has been risk assessed, and those living at Wolfson are now able to make use of the facilities provided that they comply with the principles outlined above, and the further specific measures detailed below: 

Punting

Punts can be booked between the hours of 9am and 7pm (hours have been reduced to allow cleaning). Click here to book a punt.

  • Punts can be used as normal by those in the same household, but for all others space limitations mean that only 2 from different households can use punts at the moment.
  • When 2 from different households share a punt, you must take particular care to board it in a way that maintains 2 meter and to ensure that social distancing is maintained throughout.
  • You must limit touching communal surfaces as far as possible and you must not share the pole or other equipment.
  • You must wash/sanitise hands thoroughly before, during and after using the punts.
  • You must clean the punt (with anti-bac wipes or cleaning chemical) before and after use (equipment will be provided in the boathouse for your use). Further cleaning of the punts will be undertaken at the start and finish of each day.
Tennis

The tennis courts should be booked via the usual online system. Click here to book the tennis courts.

  • Play with those from the same household or with no more than 5 other people from a different household and remaining a minimum of 2 metres apart at all times.
  • Play doubles tennis with people from outside of your household as long as you remain 2 metres apart.
  • Racquets and balls should not be shared where possible, and, if absolutely necessary, hands should be sanitised between use (cleaning chemicals are provided in the boathouse). Tennis players should sanitise their hands before and after, and at regular intervals during use or after touching any communal surfaces.
  • If facilities are in use, you will need to return at a later time to maintain safety.
Croquet
  • Play with members of the same household or with no more than 5 other people from a different household and remain a minimum of 2 metres apart at all times.
  • All croquet equipment must be cleaned by players (with anti-bac wipes or cleaning chemical provided in the boathouse) before and after use.
  • Players must wash or sanitise their hands before, after, and at regular intervals during use or after touching any communal surfaces.
Sports field
  • Take part in activity alone, with members of your own household or with up to no more than 5 other people from outside your household (remaining a minimum of 2 metres apart).
  • Sports field users must sanitise their hands before, after and at regular intervals during use or after touching any communal surfaces.
  • Any equipment used during activities, i.e. frisbee, rugby ball, etc., must be thoroughly cleaned before and after use. 
Basketball

Basketball courts use should be booked via the usual online system. Click here to book the basketball courts.

  • If facilities are in use, you will need to return at a later time to maintain safety.
  • Play with members of the same household or with no more than 5 other people from outside your household (remaining a minimum of 2 metres apart at all times). Sanitise hands before and after playing, as well as during any breaks in activity. Basketballs must be thoroughly cleaned before and after use.
Other facilities

Current Government guidance does not permit the opening of any shared facilities or indoor sports such as:

  • Squash
  • Showers
  • Gym/ERG Room

Once Government guidance permits the use of such facilities, further guidance on their safe use will be published

Keys

Keys should be collected as normal from the lodge, these are sanitised after each use and placed in an envelope for collection. Please return them in the envelope provided.

Downloads
Squash court risk assessmentDownload
Gym risk assessmentDownload
Sports field risk assessmentDownload
Croquet lawn risk assessmentDownload
Punts use risk assessmentDownload
Multipurpose courts risk assessmentDownload
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