BELOW IS AN EMAIL FROM GLYNN HOLMES OF DERBYSHIRE CROWN GREEN BOWLING ASSOCIATION GIVING THE LATEST COVID-19 UPDATE
WE WOULD ADVISE YOU THAT OUR CLUB IS COMPLYING IN ALL RESPECTS AND OUR INSURANCE IS UP TO DATE. PLEASE KEEP OUR CLUB INFORMED OF ANY PROBLEMS OUR MEMBERS MAY HAVE.
Good morning everyone,
The next batch of Track and Trace sheets will be due after Sunday 14th June. We decided on 14 day reporting period as these tend to be within the incubation period of the virus, should anyone further in a club have a positive reading for Covid. At the minute, our basic system seems to be ahead of the Govt/NHS scheme which is having it problems to say the least. Once we get to the end of June the booking sheets for May can be removed, and I believe that will be the best way to proceed ,2 returns in a month. We can just keep them on file County wide until some sort of all clear or vaccination has been found.
I learned in the week that my Area of Chesterfield had a well known lady bowler hospitalised in the first wave of the Covid-19 outbreak, which seems a long time ago. She is now home from hospital thankfully, but is on oxygen every day, and whilst recovering is still very poorly. Everyone in the area since we found out has wished her a speedy recovery, but that doesn't appear to be the case of this virus, it is a long process. As I said in my earlier emails my sister in London and her husband had the virus in the initial wave, she is still struggling in the recovery period, whilst he has seen his cancer treatment delayed.
It is imperative that whilst there are easements occurring that the measures we have put in place are strictly adhered to, and I know that clubs are being extremely diligent on this. With the easements obviously comes more danger.
BCGBA in conjunction with us, have now formulated a check list of the procedure to follow if an incident of Covid-19 occurs in a clubs membership.
I hold the checklist so there is a central control point, as we have been the first County with an incident as I reported last weekend.
I will keep putting out this message the virus has not gone away.
The FAQ from the Govt.I issued earlier in the week saw a change for the over 70's .
Whilst this is welcomed for the healthier members of that sector One way to possibly protect them in playing/practicing, could be that clubs look to allocate time slots that are specifically for the over70's to possibly avoid cross contamination from younger members . Just an idea!
Everyone seems to be understanding fully the serious of the situation we are in.
Just a reminder please ensure your Public Liability Insurance is in place if you have opened or are thinking of opening your green. Pat Crowther the Insurance Officer is furloughed at the minute so the list from Endsleigh has not yet arrived of clubs that have paid, and more importantly the ones that have not.
Remember the insurance cover is a Membership Scheme and lasts from 1st May through to 30th April, the cost will be the same in March/April next year as it is now.
I believe she will be unfurloughed for a week to get the information up to date for Counties possibly this coming week. Injuries and accidents can still happen as we know .Finally on behalf of the County I wish to congratulate all our clubs as they have taken the measures we have put in place on board totally .
Thank you Glynn
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