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COVID-19 Update for our Restaurant and Clubhouse

Dear Member

On 29th November 2021, the NI Executive announced new mandatory requirements for hospitality venues to verify COVID Vaccine status for customers.

As a Club, we are introducing these new guidelines with immediate effect and will require all members and guests to provide proof of vaccine status upon entry to the Clubhouse. The following will be accepted as proof of vaccination status:-

a) The Domestic certification pass downloaded via the COVID Cert NI App
b) Vaccination Card which we are required to check against photographic ID
c) Proof of a positive PCR test taken in the last 30-180 days including proof of photographic ID.
d) Proof of a negative PCR test taken in the last 48 hours test plus photographic ID or a negative lateral flow test plus photographic ID. Please note that this verification method can only be provided via the official NHS e-mail/text message which is received after your results are uploaded. Under no circumstances can photographs of Lateral Flow readings be accepted nor can we accept physical lateral flow devices being provided.
e) A Medical exception form via the Covid certification process or from your doctor which we will check against photographic ID.

We are appealing to all Members and Guests to assist us with the foregoing checks so we can comply with the legal requirements. Unfortunately, we will be unable to allow access to anyone who cannot provide evidence of vaccine status.

We shall continue to collect Track and Trace details in line with the government track and trace programme.

Please also remember that face coverings must be worn when moving around the clubhouse, however they can be removed when sitting at a table. Hand sanitisers are available throughout the Clubhouse and we encourage all members to use same along with regular hand washing.

We would ask everyone to continue to be conscious of social distancing, especially when visiting the bar.

Finally, can we please request that all Members and visitors continue to respect and be patient with our staff as we implement the NI Executive regulations.

Many thanks for your support.

Gary Elliott

Honorary Secretary

30 November 2021

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