Tuesday, 8th June 2021
Everyone will be contacted by email on 15 June outlining our plan for reopening the club, following advice from Government on the 14th about plans for 21 June. N.B. those unable to receive email will be contacted by phone.
Sunday, 16th May 2021
PS Addition to Previous Re-opening Notice
Ray Foster confirms the return to Thursday afternoon bridge will commence on 24 June - subject to lockdown restrictions
Saturday, 15th May 2021
Club Re-opening Update
ATTENTION ALL BRIDGE PLAYERS
BRADFORD BRIDGE CLUB INTENDS TO REOPEN ON MONDAY 21 JUNE 2021
N.B. SUBJECT TO LOCKDOWN EASING REMAINING ON SCHEDULE
As the lockdown eases in accordance with the Government’s planned timetable the club hopes to reopen on Monday 21 June for a Pairs drive (it will NOT be a teams event on this first evening back). There will also be a resumption of the TUESDAY afternoon drive the following day, 22 June. The WEDNESDAY evening and THURSDAY evening drives will resume on 23 and 24 June respectively. Clearly this plan is subject to whether the Indian variant causes a delay to the lockdown roadmap. If there is a delay we intend to reopen at the earliest possible opportunity and in accordance with Government guidelines.
The specific protocols we will need to follow will not be confirmed until we receive the Government’s guidance on the arrangements for post-20/6. This guidance is unlikely to be available until a week beforehand.
We know that at the moment the Government’s intention is for a return to as near normal as possible. Of course we will comply with any ongoing legal requirements. Meanwhile we will be preparing for a drive that minimises risk of transmission. Every table will have a hand sanitiser and all players will be requested to use this at the commencement of each round. E/W pairs will retain their bidding boxes for the entire drive. At the end of the drive the director, or nominee, will clean all the boxes used in preparation for their use at the next drive.
Of course we would request that anyone with viral symptoms should not visit the club until they have recovered.
N.B. We do not intend to make the wearing of face-masks mandatory unless it is a legal requirement. Subject to weather conditions the room will be well ventilated.
There will be a further update on our plans to reopen nearer the time and announcements may also be found on the News section of our website.
Tuesday, 27th April 2021
Club Reopening for Face to Face Sessions
We intend to open the Club for face to face sessions as soon as it is practicable - hopefully in June. This obviously depends on Covid restrictions but, in the meantime, members can play in the enormously successful online sessions held on a Wednesday evening. If you are not sure how to do this please contact Susan - the Club Secretary - and she will let you know how to enter.