Thursday 26th Sept
Important Covid Update:

The Management Committee are required to make immediate changes due to this week's new Covid19 restrictions.

Face Masks Are Required:
With immediate effect everyone is required to wear a face mask. When entering the club a face mask must be worn at all times, apart from when you're seated. This includes going to the toilets, going out for a cigarette & leaving the club.

Please remember: No mask = NO ENTRY

If these rules are not adhered to you will be asked to leave. There will be no exceptions.

Revised Closing Time:
Also from today (Thursday 24th) last orders at the bar will be at 9.30pm, as this will allow 30 minutes drinking up time. It is a legal requirement that the club must be fully closed at 10pm.

Updated Opening Times:
(Note the change on Thursday)

  • Monday 7pm to 10pm
  • Tuesday 6.45pm to 10pm
  • Wednesday 7pm to 10pm
  • Thursday 5pm to 10pm
  • Friday 4pm to 10pm
  • Saturday 12pm all day to 10pm
  • Sunday 12pm all day to 10pm

Tuesday & Sunday Evening Bingo
Bingo! Eyes down at 7.45pm (15 minutes earlier than previously)

  • Thursday Night Quiz Speed Quizzing and General Quizzes to start at 7.30pm.
  • Thursday 24th September Speed Quiz (smartphone / tablet)
  • Thursday 8th October Speed Quiz (smartphone / tablet)
  • Thursday 22nd October General Quiz
    Note: Maximum 4 people per team (table)

Friday Nights
Play Your Cards Right Night
Tickets will be sold from 8pm game to start at 8.30pm

Saturday Nights
Rocket Ron’s Disco booked for Saturday 26th October has been CANCELLED lifted.
Saturday night live entertainment will return when the 10pm closing time restriction is lifted

Sunday Evening Bingo (& Tuesdays)
Eyes down at 7.45pm (15 minutes earlier than previously)

AGM Monday 28th
Monday 28th September to start at 8pm
Directly after the AGM there will be a special meeting to appoint a new Trustee
The AGM is open to full members only

Football
Check the Club's website updates for matches to be shown on the large screen and TV’s. http://boxmoorsocialclub.co.uk/tv/

Track & Trace
All members are asked to tap THEIR door card every time they enter the Club. This is then used commitment to the Club's legal requirement to collect Track & Trace data. It is a legal requirement to do this, and we ask for all member's support to make it a 100% success.

The Club is also displaying the new "NHS COVID-19" app's QR code. We encourage everyone to download the app. When you are in the Club, use the app to scan the QR code. This will enable the app to tell you, in the future if, you have been in contact with an infected person, or inform others if later you discover you are infected. We encourage you to download and use this app.

Links for the NHS COVID-19 App:
iOS / Apple users:
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-covid-19/id1520427663
Android users:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline

 

We want you back. We need you back. But everyone's safety is our 100% focus.

We are all working to deliver a safe and Covid-cautious Club, and we look forward to your support.

 

Dave, and the Committee

Club Secretary
Boxmoor Social Club
secretary@boxmoorsocialclub.co.uk

ABOVE ALL, STAY SAFE, AND TAKE ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS

 

Monday 20th July Update:

Drinks Prices Held:
Brewery price increases of 10p per pint on beer and spirits were due to be added to the bar prices during April. Good news for the membership, the Management Committee discussed if to apply these increases and agreed not to pass on any price increase for the foreseeable future.

Guests Now Welcome Too:
Now we are satisfied with the safety measures in place the Management Committee have agreed as from Monday 20 July members can now sign in 2 guests. There will be no entry fee but name and contact details will be required to be taken at the door. (Track & Trace)

Reminder:
Opening times

  • Monday: 7pm to 11pm
  • Tuesday: 7pm to 11pm
  • Wednesday: 7pm to 11pm
  • Thursday: 7pm to 11pm
  • Friday: 5pm to 11.30pm
  • Saturday: Midday to 11.30pm
  • Sunday: Midday to 10.30pm

 

We want you back. We need you back.

Dave, and the Committee

Club Secretary
Boxmoor Social Club
secretary@boxmoorsocialclub.co.uk

ABOVE ALL, STAY SAFE, AND TAKE ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS

 

Thursday 9th July Update:

More good news - We're now restarting Club Events

With the successful opening of the Club on Saturday 4th July the Management Committee are pleased to announce that some of the restrictions put in place will now be relaxed.

Play Your Card Right
Friday Night Play Your Cards Right night returns on Friday 10th July to commence approx. 9.30pm. There will be a change with paying and collecting the tickets, no queuing. You will be required to remain seated and members of the Committee will come to you.

Snooker
From Friday 10th July one snooker table to be made available on all days of the week. Members wishing to play snooker will be asked to bring their own snooker cues and to collect a set of sanitised snooker balls from the bar staff. When frames completed the snooker balls to be returned to the bar staff for cleansing.

Football
The remaining televised football matches to be shown and will commence from Saturday 11th July starting with Watford v Newcastle KO 12.30pm The games will be shown on all screens to avoid members moving tables and chairs. Following Government guidelines sound will be set to low. Football fixtures will be added to the website calendar in the next day or two ...

Bingo
Bingo will commence every Tuesday from 14th July, "Eyes-Down" at 8pm. There will be a change with paying and collecting the tickets, no queuing. You will be required to remain seated and members of the Committee will come to you.

Covid-19 Precautions
Social safe distancing and hygiene is a top priority providing safety for the members and staff. Please see the previous emailed newsletter (copied below) for our new precautionary restrictions.

Opening times

  • Monday: 7pm to 11pm
  • Tuesday: 7pm to 11pm
  • Wednesday: 7pm to 11pm
  • Thursday: 7pm to 11pm
  • Friday: 5pm to 11.30pm
  • Saturday: Midday to 11.30pm
  • Sunday: Midday to 10.30pm

Opening times will be reviewed on a regular basis.

We want you back. We need you back.

We look forward to a continued safe and cautious lockdown-easing, and we look forward to your support.

Dave, and the Committee

Club Secretary
Boxmoor Social Club
secretary@boxmoorsocialclub.co.uk
www.boxmoorsocialclub.co.uk

ABOVE ALL, STAY SAFE, AND TAKE ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS

 

Sunday 28th June Update:

At last - good news - We're open again at midday Saturday 4th July

Following on from the Government’s announcement the Management Committee are pleased to inform the membership that the Club will be opening on Saturday 4th July at midday.

  • Opening times
  • Monday:       7pm to 11pm
  • Tuesday:       7pm to 11pm
  • Wednesday: 7pm to 11pm
  • Thursday:     7pm to 11pm
  • Friday:          5pm to 11.30pm
  • Saturday:     Midday to 11.30pm
  • Sunday:       Midday to 10.30pm
    Opening times will be reviewed on a regular basis.

The Management Committee have reviewed available guidelines and implemented the following important changes:

Members need to be mindful due to the government guidelines regarding social distancing at all times.

Please be aware, that entry may be refused if the Club reaches the social distance capacity.

Entry to the Club will be by using your Door Entry Card (no tail-gating). It is really important that EVERYONE taps their card when entering.

Tapping your card is to comply with the requirement to record Club visits, supporting the NHS Test and Trace system, and is a GOV requirement.

The club will be open to members, member's partners & their children only.

During these restrictions, no members guests will be allowed entry. Strictly members only.

New members doing their 26 sign-ins will be signed in by the doorman to avoid cross contamination. The new members probationary period is extended to the end of December (compensating for lost lockdown time).

All members will be asked to use the hand sanitiser when entering the Club (and when entering/leaving the toilets). Hand sanitiser dispensers are located around the Club.

There is a reduced seating capacity, with tables and chairs properly spaced to comply with safe distancing throughout the Club.

You will be assigned a table when you arrive.

You will be required to remain seated whenever possible and will not be allowed to come to the bar, or to generally circulate around the Club

The Bar Staff will be providing table service only with card payment wherever possible. So ordering, delivery and payment will all be at the table.

Empty glasses to remain on the table, and will be collected by Club Staff.

When Member's leave the Club, their table and chairs will be sanitised.

The Club's Staff will have appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE), and are going through training on the new guidelines and requirements.

You are currently not obliged to wear a face mask at the Club. However wearing a mask in certain situations shows respect to others and GOV advice suggests you should in small shops, taxis and on public transport.

There will be a ‘One-In’ and ‘One-Out’ policy in the toilets, please abide by these rules, and don't forget to use the hand sanitiser.

Of course everyone is expected to already be fully and properly washing their hands - the main way to avoid passing the virus to others - "Happy Birthday To You ... "

Unfortunately for the time being there will be no hot food, bingo, play your cards right, live entertainment, darts, or snooker.

FYI There is a GOV guideline to keep ambient noise levels low, to avoid people needing to move closer to each other or to shout (both increase infection rate). As a result, if the Club decides to show football (decision not made yet), the sound will be low.

You may feel some of these rules and restrictions are somewhat demanding, but they are necessary for everyone's enjoyment and safety. All restrictions will be constantly monitored and reviewed.

It will be a different experience. But we're working to make it a safe one, and one that enables you to return to the Club.

We want you back. We need you back.

We look forward to a safe and cautious re-opening, and we look forward to your support.

Dave, and the Committee

Club Secretary
Boxmoor Social Club

 

ABOVE ALL, STAY SAFE, AND TAKE ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS

 

Friday 20th March 5pm Update:

CLUB CLOSED FROM TONIGHT

Following the Government further announcement today: 
The Club will be closed from closing tonight, until further notice.

 

Everybody should read and follow all the government guidelines.

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-statement-on-coronavirus-16-march-2020

 

Our best wishes to all members at this very difficult period.

ABOVE ALL, STAY SAFE, AND TAKE ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS

 

Monday 16th March 5pm - Government Update

Following the Government announcement today advising people to stay away from pubs, clubs & restaurants etc.

For the time being the club will remain open until told otherwise. Having said this please use your discretion whether you should be attending the club or not.

If you, a family member, or ANYONE in your household show any symptoms you should ALL self-isolate for at least 14 days. If you have been abroad on business or on holiday self-isolate for at least 10 days.

If you are in the group classed as "vulnerable" or "at risk"  ie over 70 years of age or medical health issues, please take extreme care, and read carefully the government guidelines, which includes social-distancing for up to 12 weeks.

Everybody should read and follow the government guidelines.

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-statement-on-coronavirus-16-march-2020

 

Our best wishes to all members at this very difficult period.

Stay safe

 

Urgent Coronavirus Update 16th March 5pm

 

15th March - CLUB UPDATE

Boxmoor Social Club Management Committee held a meeting on Saturday morning 15th March. The discussions were around Coronavirus (COVID-19) awareness and precautions to be put in place around the club.

 

1.There is now a sign on the entrance door that reads:

If you have any of the following symptoms:

Temperature
Coughing repeatedly
Sore Throat

PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE CLUB.

If any member has been in contact with anyone who may have had these symptoms, please inform the Secretary or Committee member.

 

2.There are now signs around the club that read:

Regularly wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.

If you cough or sneeze use a tissue or your sleeve and wash your hands immediately and dispose of the tissue

 

3.To reduce the amount of contact for the time being you will longer be required to use your door card at the bar.

 

4.We would encourage all members to pay the bar bill using contactless debit/credit cards

 

5.Staff will be advised to use gloves when serving and collecting glasses.

 

6.When signing in guests please have the correct money.

 

7.Staff will be using bacterial spray regularly on all services e.g. handrails, handles, chair arms etc.

 

8.Sanitisers/tissues are on order (all outlets have sold out).

 

9. More important information available on NHS site at:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

The Management Committee will be monitoring this very carefully and will follow the Government guidelines as and when they are announced.

Club Secretary & Committee