COVID 19 Update – May 2020

If you are clinically vulnerable, meaning you are at higher risk of severe illness from coronavirus, you are advised to stay at home as much as possible and, if you do go out, take particular care to minimise contact with others outside your household.
Clinically vulnerable people are those who are:
aged 70 or older (regardless of medical conditions)
under 70 with an underlying health condition (that is, anyone instructed to get a flu jab as an adult each year on medical grounds):


The following information describes how members may use the croquet club while COVID-19 remains a threat and will be updated as we gain experience and learn more.

Playing croquet at CCC is not as safe as staying at home, but these measures mitigate in part the major risks. Each individual is responsible for their own safety and must decide for themselves what risks to take. Make no assumption that someone else has done something for your safety

Do not enter the club grounds if you are showing coronavirus symptoms, or if you or any of your household are self-isolating

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 within 7 days of attending the club, DO inform Henry Bryant, or Roger Loram. We can then inform others who have been at the club and take any appropriate action

Observe Social Distancing by remaining at all times at least 2 metres away from any other person who is not a member of your household. Stay alert!

Be aware that anything at the club might be contaminated with the virus: entry gate, door handles, surfaces, playing equipment, mallets, balls, bench arms. Observe all necessary precautions by washing your hands thoroughly if you are touching anything without gloves. Try to avoid touching your face

The club will provide soap and paper towels plus surface cleanser/sanitiser for members to use

We recommend the wearing of protective gloves that are washable or disposable. Gloves or any other items for disposal should be taken home.

For maximum protection, we recommend that you wear protective gloves to open the gate, and keep them on right through until you have left the Club and shut the gate.

Only the toilet and the equipment shed will be open for use. The first aid box is now located in the shed.

Mallets should not be shared, and any member using a club mallet should mark it appropriately & keep it in the shed when not in use. Other members should NOT use marked mallets.

Bring your own snacks, drinks, chair, hand sanitiser, towel and gloves.

Please keep personal bags outside but off of benches.

Do not shake hands before or after a game.

Do not use clips: agree the score at the end of turn (AC) or point scored (GC).

Do not use bisques or extra-stroke markers: use your own method or agree at each turn.

Minimise touching any court equipment, including stop-boards.

Do not touch the balls with your hands during play: if possible position them with your feet or mallet.

There will be no club sessions until further notice and no gatherings are allowed.

Play will only be allowed by a pre-booked time slots, see separate booking information document.

All games are to be singles and no double-banking is allowed. Maximum booking slot time for Golf Croquet will be two hours and three hours for Association. A revised session time document is available.

No visitors, guests or spectators (even if members, sorry): only booked-in players on site.