Kings Heath Cricket and Sports Club,
are happy to announce that we will be opening our doors to welcome you all back Saturday 4th July 2020, at 12 Noon.
You will notice many differences when you visit the club,
as we all must adhere to the covid 19 guidelines,
and help to keep our staff and members safe.
We can confirm the hours of opening, which have currently been reduced to;
Saturdays: 12.00-23.00 (Kitchen 12.00-21:00)
Sunday: 12.00-20.00 (Kitchen 12.00-16:00)
Monday-Friday 16.00-23.00 (Kitchen 18.00-21:00. Closed Monday & Tuesday)
Are you coming this Saturday? We have not introduced a booking system that a lot hospitably establishments have. However seating is going to be limited, so it would be helpful this weekend if you can indicate if you are coming to the Club, if you can let us know in advance how many will be in your family group and the approximate time you intend to arrive. We will meet and greet you on your arrival from our bookings point located on the Cartland Room podium. From here we will then help you find seating or answer any queries. There may be a small queue at times.
Car Parking. Cars can only be parked in the grounds car park, as the front car park will be closed to allow more socially distancing seating outside where larger groups can sit together.
Membership cards. We do ask you bring your membership card with you as only paid up members and guests (two per member) will be allowed in at present.
Entrance-Exit / One Way System. There will be two entrances, the front door and the Cartland room door. From the front entrance you will gain entry to the Cartland Room & Sports Bar via the lounge. The lounge will not be in use. From the Cartland Room entrance you will gain direct access to that room or up the middle steps to the greet point and Sports bar.
There will be two exits, the front door which is also an entrance and the rear door in the rear lobby down the ramp. You will need to follow the one way system which will be clearly marked to enter and exit the Club and to use the toilets.
Rooms. There will be two rooms in use, the Sports Bar and the Cartland Room which will become the lounge. Tables will be socially distanced and the onus will be on members to abide by the minimum 1m rule.
Service. We intend to offer table service to start with or possibly an option of collection points. With this in mind we do ask for your patience as inevitably service is not going to be as quick as you’re been used to. We will also ask you to clear your own tables to a collection point when you leave so the staff have only one area to clear. They will then sanitise the tables & chairs for the next person.
Payment. We have secured our own ordering and payment App, details of which will be ready for Saturday. The app will allow you to make payment by debit or credit card or by using your membership card if you have sufficient funds on it. This will help minimise contact with staff we are asking you to use the app or direct payment by card, or off your membership account. If you need to pay cash you will have to top up your membership account and will need to speak with a duty manager to do this.
Food & Sunday Lunch Booking
We are starting back with a much reduced menu which will be more snacks than main meals and will be served in takeaway containers. One of the new things we are introducing is a selection of Paninis.
We will be offering Sunday Lunch but not a Carvery. All lunches will be plated on normal not disposable plates and we do ask you to book so that we can reserve an area for you. We are also starting off this weekend by offering afternoon tea- Freshly made sandwiches & scones.
Sanitiser Stations. There will be a number of sanitiser stations around the Club which we encourage members to use. Staff will be cleaning down contact points on a regular basis and we have discussed with the staff the need for regular hand washing, which is the most effective deterrent for this virus. Staff will be wearing gloves when needed, but not masks unless they wish to.
Toilets. The lounge toilets will be out of action and reserved for staff use only. All other toilets including the disabled toilet will be accessible and staff will regularly clean down contact points.
Coats & Sports Bags. There will be no facilities available for hanging coats other than on the back of your chair and we ask you not to bring sports bags into the clubhouse at present.
Snooker. You will be able to play snooker, HOWEVER you will need to book for this. The bookings be one hour slots with 15 minutes clean down time between them. Only table 1 will be open and you can only play singles. You will need your own cue. At the end of your game you will be required to clean the balls and the rests with the wipes provided. There will be a sign up saying wipe your balls when you’re finished. What more can I say! In the first instance to be registered on to the booking system you will need to contact Andy McKeever via email:
Darts. Playing Darts will be at the discretion of the duty Manager and will depend on how busy the Clubs is. You will need your own Darts
Smoking. Please note, smoking will no longer be allowed down the ramp at the rear entrance to the Club.
Chewing Gum. While moving tables into position for reopening we found a number of with used chewing gum stuck underneath. This is an unacceptable habit in normal times but in the current climate the implications are obvious. Please dispose of your chewing gum correctly
A lot of what we have stated will of course be a changing environment and a moveable feast.
The staff, manager & directors are making every effort to ensure the safety of all with these procedures in place but entry to the Club is at your own risk.
I hope I can welcome you all over the coming weeks.
Kings Heath Cricket & Sports Club
0121 444 1913