COVID19 and our meetings


COVID19 and our meetings

Please read the following information, whether attending any SPS club event or SPS club meeting, formal or informal.

The following Covid19 related rules apply unless changed by the Government before the event or meeting date. (edited 19/08/2021)

  1. If you suspect you have any symptoms that might indicate a Covid19 infection you must not attend the meeting.

  2. You do not need to stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with. There are also no limits on the number of people you can meet.

  3. However, in order to minimise risk at a time of high prevalence, you should limit the close contact you have with those you do not usually live with, and increase close contact gradually. This includes minimising the number, proximity and duration of social contacts.

  4. You should meet outdoors where possible and let fresh air into homes or other enclosed spaces.

  5. The requirement to wear face coverings in law has been lifted. However, the Government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport.

  6. COVID-19 has not gone away, so it’s important to remember the actions you can take to keep yourself and others safe. Everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious.

  7. Although it is no longer a legal requirement for venues to display an NHS QR code or request that customers, visitors and staff ‘check in’, this is still encouraged. Indoor or close contact meetings are likely to require a record being kept of those attending containing your name, address and telephone number which will be shared with NHS Test and Trace if required. This will support NHS Test and Trace to contact people exposed to COVID-19, so that they can book a test.

  8. All participants must consider and review their own personal health and circumstances. You should refer to current Government guidance for the different risk categories during the Covid19 pandemic, particularly what measures are recommended for people aged over 70 and/or with various medical conditions. You do not have to share this assessment with us, but you should only attend the meeting if you are satisfied with the level of risk posed to you personally.