encouraged to wear face coverings in playing
areas and public areas.
player’s opponent is over 60 years old and
asks that the player wears a face covering,
we suggest that it would be courteous for
the player to agree to the request. We
suggest that players should have a face
covering with them during the weekend on the
basis that an opponent over 60 years old may
make such a request.
not attend the weekend if they are
experiencing Covid-19 symptoms or if they
are required to self-isolate following a
visit abroad during the 14 days preceding
encouraged to take an up-to-date rapid
lateral flow test before attending the
weekend, and should not attend the weekend
if the test result is positive.
possessions in the playing areas should be
kept to a minimum.
be sanitised before and after handling
and masks will if possible be available for
leave the playing areas as soon as their
game is complete having reported the result
and not re-enter the playing areas until the
start of the next round without an arbiter’s
game, players are encouraged to only leave
the table at which they are playing for
comfort/refreshment etc breaks.
Players should not be accompanied into the
playing areas by anyone else before the
start of play for each round, with the
exception of juniors who may be accompanied
by parents/guardians and players with
disabilities who may be accompanied by
players gathering around printed pairing
sheets in public areas, pairings will be
www.4ncl.co.uk and match cards (for
league weekends) will be provided at the end
of each row in playing areas. Players will
be expected to look up their pairings using
their mobile phones or another electronic
device before they enter the playing areas.
(with prior permission from the Chief
Arbiter) and captains (for league weekends)
may be present in the playing areas.
Spectators should not attend please.
possible, playing area windows and doors
into the playing areas will be kept open
reserves the right to amend the above
arrangements before the weekend in the light
of any changes to HM Government rules and