January 10 - 24, 2021
It was announced on Friday that the public health restrictions originally announced on December 16 are being extended to at least January 24.
Under these restrictions, sports practices and training may take place, but must be limited to a maximum of 25 people. Games or tournaments are not permitted.
All curling games at the Chester Curling Club, including league play and drop-in games, will therefore be cancelled for the period of the restrictions. The only curling activities that will be allowed in the club will be team practices involving regular team members and coaches.
Team practices will be conducted under the following guidelines:
- Bookings are to made in the ice book at the club and bookings must include the number of people in your group, in order to ensure that ice usage is coordinated and that the total number of participants does not exceed the public health limit of 25 participants.
- The ice will be shaved regularly during the period of the restrictions and will not be available for practice at those times, which will be indicated in the ice book. It is up to the teams using the facility to prepare the ice for their own use, if they wish to do so. If you do pebble, nip, etc, please make the appropriate entry in the ice maintenance log, so others will know what the status/usage of the ice has been.
- All COVID-19 precautions are to be followed when entering the club and when preparing to go out on the ice. This includes hand sanitizing, signing in in the book at the entrance, wearing masks and maintaining physical distancing. Once all participants have arrived, the outer door will be locked to maintain club security while teams are on the ice.
- In preparation for leaving the club, please ensure that all tables, chairs and other surfaces that have been contacted by your group are sanitized and that chairs are leaned up against the tables to assure subsequent users that they have been sanitized. As usual, all lights in the club are to be turned off and the entrance doors are to be locked upon departure from the club.