Coronavirus Protocol

  1. All group activities such learn to play courses, taster sessions, U3A sessions, club tournaments and social events are suspended. Only members are to attend the club.
  2. The club will provide sufficient means for the washing of hands and the wiping of equipment, seating, the toilet area and other contact points, and a bin for safe disposal.
  3. One unisex toilet (the larger one on the right) will be available for use.
  4. All equipment has been packed away, except for equipment trolleys which will be left out in the clubhouse when not in use, facing the windows to maximise exposure to ultraviolet light.
  5. Members will not attend the club if they have a new continuous cough, fever and/or loss of smell/taste, or come from a household that is isolating because somebody else in the household has symptoms.
  6. The club will lay out and maintain two FULL SIZE COURTS only (and not the smaller half size lawns).
  7. Play is restricted to SINGLES PLAY ONLY (no doubles), so only two people may play together.
  8. Double banking on the full-size courts is permitted, providing the two games follow the usual croquet etiquette of playing the same route around the hoops and maintaining 2 hoops apart.
  9. The number of members attending the club is restricted through the use of an ON-LINE BOOKING system and members will must not attend unless they have pre-booked. The booking system will replace the paper attendance diary.
  10. Members will not congregate at the club, arriving and departing promptly according to their booking. Only 1 person at is allowed in the clubhouse at a time.
  11. The lawns will be maintained twice each week and Matt will try to do this in the mornings and work around any bookings. Play is not permitted during maintenance.
  12. Players will observe usual etiquette and keep at least 2 metres (2 yards) between them during their play. Scoring clips will not be provided.
  13. Players will not shake hands after each game, but will convey their appreciation through other means (such as prayer hands, bow/curtsey, a loud thank you, etc…).
  14. Socially distanced one-to-one coaching sessions may continue, providing these sessions are booked on the on-line system as above.
  15. Players must wash or sanitise their hands in the clubhouse on arrival and at the end of play. They must wipe down the equipment, seating, toilet area and other contact points (as used) with the bleach spray provided. The bleach spray is not to be used on the croquet balls or mallet heads, which can be cleaned with warm soapy water instead.
  16. The club’s committee will check the clubhouse weekly, deep cleaning and replenishing as required.
  1. Any problems applying this protocol will be reported to a committee member as soon as possible.


Monks Rest Gardens

Vicarage Lane



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