November 2020 COVID-19 Lockdown
Dear Club Members
With the Club’s facilities closing this evening at 9.00pm in line with the Government lockdown we would like to take this opportunity to remind members of the following:
Members on Monthly memberships will not be charged for December 2020; members on Annual memberships will be compensated for the period of closure on their next membership renewal date. We will take care of this administration our end so you do not need to cancel your direct debits or do anything more at this stage. If you have paid for an activity (eg. Tennis course) in full or part and we have been unable to run the activity, we will carry these payments over to future activities so please do keep your receipt.
With the Club closed and staff on furlough as from 9.00pm this evening, there will be no staff on duty to answer member enquiries, however we envisage a skeleton team will be returning to their duties shortly before we re-open on 3 December 2020. Please visit our website for new updates https://ipswichsportsclub.co.uk/news.
We have been contacted by a number of members regarding how to make a donation in lieu of membership – any member wishing to do so can make a donation by setting up a payment via standing order or one-off payment using the following Club Bank details, with DONATION, your surname and/or membership number as shown as the reference:
Account Name: Ipswich Sports Club 2020 Ltd
Bank Name: LLOYDS BANK PLC
Sort Code: 30-94-55
Account No: 24053363
Reference No: DONATION SURNAME 1234
Finally, on behalf of the Club Board, I would like to thank you the members for your valued support throughout 2020 and please do stay safe during the lockdown. We will very much look forward to welcoming you all back soon.
Dear Club Members
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 31 October 2020, the Executive have met to consider the closure of facilities and membership arrangements.
Whilst we are awaiting LTA guidance on whether outdoor tennis activity between two individuals will be permitted, we are expecting parliament to uphold the decision to close all lesure/sports clubs by end of the day, Wednesday, 4 November 2020. We are therefore advising members that we plan to shut the Club buildings again and furlough the staff as of Thursday, 5 November 2020. If we are able to offer outdoor tennis we will of course provide an update on this as soon as we can.
This lockdown is somewhat different to last time in that we believe it will only last for a month. We would ask that members bear with us as we propose to collect the Monthly Direct Debit for November 2020 but we will not be collecting for December 2020.
The previous arrangements will apply to Annual Memberships.
We have not increased subscription levels for five years and this has had an impact on our overall revenues and we still have running costs and repairs to meet.
We will update members with further news as time goes on.
Ipswich Sports Club
Henley Road, Ipswich
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