Chiltern Croquet Academy Exiting Covid Lockdown
While unsurprising, it is sad that the recently announced Government roadmap for exiting COVID lockdown, supplemented by CA Taskforce guidance, means that, with the exception of our Zoom-based courses, most of our planned courses will have to be rescheduled.
Clubs will not re-open until the end of March, so all planned March courses cannot be held. Even with the lawn facilities open, and some more relaxations on 12 Apr, access to the clubhouse for all participants is important for almost all our courses due to the prevalence of cold weather and the need for some classroom sessions. As this will not be allowed until 17 May, at the earliest, most of the remaining planned courses will also have to be rescheduled.
As the CA website is being used for bookings and, for COVID reasons, it has not been possible to book (bar Zoom courses), it will not be necessary for anyone to cancel and claim refunds. The academy's course programme will be amended before the CA website opens for general bookings on 1 Mar.
Planning is now in hand to create a revised coaching programme that is both compatible with the latest Covid control measures and minimises the impact on the playing season, when lawn availability is a critical factor.
As soon as a revised schedule can be announced, it will be published on both the Chiltern Academy and CA website as well as more broadly.