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On the first weekend of the month we publish a newsletter aimed at players in our area. It just got a new name: "Heart of England Bridge".

The RVBC members only newsletter is planned for the second and fourth weekends of the month with maybe a bonus in five weekend months.

New Normal News (planned to appear during the third weekend) was launched very successfully last weekend and some of you have signed up for it. I am happy to add anyone else to the list so please contact us throught this site. Do pass it on to people belonging to/playing in/running other clubs.

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How to book a Face to Face session
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Attendance at Face to Face Bridge at the Club is limited to members. We will review this when the pandemic permits.

Click on Calendar month.
Hover on the event you want to book.
A panel comes up - click "Booking Required"
A panel comes up - enter your email address and password.
It will book you in, add partner's name and your preference for N/S
Click on "Add Booking"
Done.

You can add a booking even if the session is full. Choose "Reserve". Your booking will be wait listed. Keep checking on the bookings.....

You can cancel a session the same way, and any "wait listed" booking will be promoted. 

Information for Players at Covid Secure Face 2 Face Bridge

Thanks for booking into our session on ? starting at 2pm. Our goal is to have a pleasant session of duplicate bridge without the virus being transmitted to anyone at the session.

This afternoon we are playing PAIRS. There will be five rounds, and so three sitting North/South pairs, and a “twizzle” on Table 4. We have NUMBERED THE TABLES OPPOSITE TO THE USUAL WAY. Table 1 is nearest the door. You are going to move four times rather than three. It is very important to STAY SOCIALLY DISTANT and obey instructions WHEN MOVING.

To keep you warm, please stay in your car in the car park until asked to enter the room. If you are walking or cycling in, we will seat you as you arrive.

IF outside temperatures cool, we will still be maintaining good ventilation. Consider bringing an extra layer of clothing and thermos with a hot drink.

Our COVID secure strategy relies on everyone being:

1.  at least 1 metre (3 feet) apart AND

2.  separated by either a table screen or a face covering.

Please follow instructions for queuing, entering the room, moving from table to table, accessing the toilet area and leaving the room to keep each other safe.

 

Entering the Room – Please Take a Number

We have devised a seating plan for the event. We have worked out the order of a queue to get into the room without "bunching". We will put numbers out and ask that when you arrive, you find your individual number and wait by it. When invited into the room please go straight to your seat and sit down.

We will provide sanitiser gel to you as you arrive. If you should miss out, there will be sanitiser available on the right as you enter the room. We will fill the room more quickly if we get this done while you are still outside.

4 Tables PAIRS

Queue

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 4

 

 

Table 4

N Moves

Player Name

 

 

1

Player Name

W Moves

S Moves

Player Name

 

 

2

Player Name

S Moves

E Moves

Player Name

 

 

3

Player Name

N Moves

W Moves

Player Name

 

 

4

Player Name

E Moves

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 3

 

 

Table 3

N Stays

Player Name

 

 

5

Player Name

W Moves

S Stays

Player Name

 

 

6

Player Name

S Stays

E Moves

 

 

 

7

 

N Stays

W Moves

 

 

 

8

 

E Moves

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 2

 

 

Table 2

N Stays

 

 

 

9

 

W Moves

S Stays

 

 

 

10

 

S Stays

E Moves

 

 

 

11

 

N Stays

W Moves

 

 

 

12

 

E Moves

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table  1

 

 

Table  1

N Stays

 

 

 

13

 

W Moves

S Stays

 

 

 

14

 

S Stays

E Moves

 

 

 

15

 

N Stays

W Moves

 

 

 

16

 

E Moves

Checking In

The NHS Covid-19 app has been launched. You can download it onto any Smartphone. Amongst other things, you can use it to scan a Q-Code, a sort of two-dimensional bar code. The Dunchurch SVH have installed Q-Codes at all the entrances to the hall. You can scan this code and you phone will note that you were at the hall on that day and at that time. This might be important in tracing contacts if anyone becomes symptomatic or tests positive for the virus. A statement from the hall is attached. Obviously, the club has kept records and contact details of all attendees since July and will continue.

 

No Cash

We will not be accepting cash on the day. We will put a container for tickets on the left-hand side as you enter the bridge room. All tickets of any date are valid. If you do not have any tickets, then please transfer £4.50 to the club bank account 40-39-11 0219 8665 before the session, reference your surname. The formal name of the account is Mrs N Bainbridge trading as Rugby Village Bridge Club.

 

No Catering

We will not be offering food or drink at the club. Please bring your own drink and drinking vessel.

 

Only come if you and yours are healthy

We, with your cooperation, are complying with all the guidelines. We cannot be completely risk free. You accept this fact if you come to play. If you or people close to you are symptomatic, self-isolating or confirmed COVID cases, please do not come. Let us know please so we can sort the numbers!

 

Plenty of Air

We will be keeping the room well ventilated. You may need an extra layer.

 

Outdoor Clothing and Handbags

However, please bring the minimum possible outdoor clothing and handbags. We will be taking many of the hooks in the porch and in the toilet corridor out of use to ensure distance between garments. There will be boxes on tables and counters for handbags or clothing/hats.

 

Toilets

The toilets will be in use. Because the toilets and the corridor to them is a confined space, please get the "toilet token" before going to the corridor. This will limit use of the area to one person at a time. Please use the cleanser provided to wipe surfaces. Please ensure used wipes go in the bin and not down the toilets as they block easily. Please carry out full hand washing.

 

Face Covering

Please bring a face covering. We can provide you with a disposable mask if you forget.

Catch all coughs and sneezes in a tissue.

Out of doors

You do not need to wear a face covering outside the building.

At the tables

When everyone is seated in the room, they will be separated by screens or by distance and not facing each other. Face coverings will be optional.

Moving indoors

Entering the room, leaving the room, moving between rounds or going to/from the toilets please use a face covering.

 

At Last - Playing

At the table you will be separated from other players by a Perspex screen. You will have your own bidding box. If you are sitting East or West, please take your bidding box with you when you move. North will place each board to be played in the centre of the table holding it by the North end. You will remove your cards as normal touching the board only in the middle of the edge towards you. There is a set of boards at each table. No one will play with your cards before you, or after you. Only North will touch the scoring tablet and must hold it up to screen for East or West or both to check and agree the score before confirming it.

 

When moving between rounds

Please cover your mouth and nose and then move between rounds as called by us. We will call each table one at a time so that there is the maximum space between players as we move. Please keep at least one metre from your partner and from the seated players.

 

Leaving the Room – By Table please

When the table has finished playing. Please put your face covering on. Please wash or sanitise your hands. You can check the result on the scrolling screen BUT remember social distancing. Please then leave the room. It is safer to talk outside than to stay in the room.

 

Help us Get it right

The more you co-operate, especially listening for instructions, the easier and more relaxed this will be.

We want you to enjoy it, to tell us how it felt and to make any suggestions for improvement.

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