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Further Information regarding Covid regulations

Author: Iain Freeman, 18/08/20

An update for everyone regarding current situation and the darts league

Hi all

Just to give you all a further update as to what is happening with regards to the darts league, please see below extracts from the latest
government guidance to pubs issued 12th August, which can all be found from the following link

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/restaurants-offering-takeaway-or-delivery#takeaways-2-1

Extracts are taken from section 2.1

“Indoor gatherings should only be occurring in groups of up to 2 households (including support bubbles) while outdoor gatherings should only be occurring in groups of up to 2 households (or support bubbles), or a group of at most 6 people from any number of households. When counting the number of households
in a group, a support bubble is considered to be 1 household. It is against the law to gather in groups of more than 30 people in private homes (including gardens and other outdoor spaces).”

Businesses should not intentionally facilitate gatherings between a greater number of households than is permitted in their local area; and
should take steps to ensure customer compliance with the limits on gatherings.

Businesses that are found to operate in a way that increases the risk of transmission (for example by facilitating indoor gatherings between
multiple households) can be closed by Local Authorities under the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 3) Regulations 2020.

As a responsible committee (and an organisation that can be penalised ourselves) we cannot be seen to be arranging a darts league which is
clearly impractical in the above guidance.

I would ask everyone to bear in mind whilst darts is our hobby, running a pub is a business and someone’s livelihood and it would be unfair
and disrespectful to ask venues to host our hobbies when if they are caught doing so it could result in them being closed down.

Even if the rules allowed for a larger number of households within an indoor gathering most venues would not be able to host a group of 12
people keeping at least 1m apart, whilst still being able to view and take part in the match as normal.

We are continuing to review the government guidelines and when the situation changes we will let everyone know.

If anyone has any questions regarding this please feel free to message either Dave Jones or Iain Freeman.

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