RETURN TO PLAY UPDATE & NEW TRAINING VENUE
The phase 4 return to lacrosse guidelines are available on the England Lacrosse website here https://www.englandlacrosse.co.uk/coronavirus
The key points are:
- NOT a full return to play
- Outdoor return only
- Rules changes – no draw, hygiene breaks (training and competition)
- All other rules can be played as normal in drills, training and games.
- Social distancing must be observed between drills and play
- Pre-Attendance Self-Assessment form (more info next week)
- Register and temperature checks on arrival (more info next week)
The guidlines above all help us get back to some training and some sort of game play! Due to the restrictions some key parts of our normal training have to adapted. We have to change to an outdoor location, and we have to restrict numbers to 30 allowed at training. The new venue is Ashburnham School, 17 Blantyre Street London SW10 0DT. We will continue to train on Thursdays from 7pm-9pm, and the first training back is due to be next Thursday 10th August.
In order to manage the attendance for this, and for any potential future matches, we need to update our processes for registering availability. We have set up a new team account on the team management system Spond. Please download the Spond app as it will be only way to attend training (you can access it through the web as well). You will shortly receive an invite to the address you are register with, which will help you join the West London Spond account directly. Please allow app notifications as it will help you see when any info or events are put on there.
Once you are a member please can you access the poll that is on there regarding whether you are interested in returning to training so that we can get an idea of numbers. Returning is obviously optional, as some people may not yet feel comfortable to return, and we would just like to gauge how many this might be. Our Covid officer is Lara Owen, so if you have any questions, please let us know and we will try to address anyone’s worries about returning.
The first training session will be uploaded as an event in the next few days and you will then be able to add your attendance. We look forward to seeing people back at a session soon!
We are still most definitely keen for new members so please fill out the form on the Contact Us page.