We are all delighted by last week's COVID announcements, which mean that a return to in-person play is suddenly possible almost immediately! Some members will have seen the announcement of this on the CBAI website, along with the guidance we will follow for reopening.
The schedule of events for this week, up to Friday 28th January, is unchanged with the Morgan Pairs continuing on BBO, Area Master and Intermediate Leagues on RealBridge and the Thursday Academy game online, also on BBO.
From next week, the club will be open for in-person play, starting with Premier League on Monday night. The Regent and Academy games on Wednesday and Thursday night will be in-person in the club and on BBO with a merged result, and we will continue this for the following weeks.
The Butler Teams on 16th and 23rd February is a club major event which will be played in-person, with a BBO pairs game available outside the competition. In addition, we look forward to resuming the Audico Teams in-person on Friday 4th March.
Following CBAI's current advice, the protocol for screens and masks for in-person play in the club is unchanged; this will be reviewed towards the end of February; however COVID passes no longer need to be shown. Plentiful sanitiser remains available and our air purifier units will be running.
COVID has not produced many “good news” surprises, so it is wonderful to have the opportunity to get back into our renovated premises and see our friends in person again, as well as experiencing the feel of the cards in our hands. While the situation will no doubt continue to change, we look forward to seeing everyone in Waterloo Road over the coming months.
Anne Keating - President