Archive for Covid-19

Club to Reopen Next Week

Following today’s announcement by the Welsh Government outlining the rules that will apply when the current lockdown ends at midnight on next Sunday, Monkstone Petanque Club is pleased to confirm that it will reopen on Monday 9 November 2020 with the usual Monday Roll-up.

Bernard Adshead

MPC Coronavirus Officer

Covid-19 Closes Club Again

In line with the Welsh Government restrictions announced on Monday 19 October 2020, Monkstone Petanque Club will cease all activities from 6pm on Friday 23 October 2020. No pistes can be booked until at least 9 November 2020.

It is hoped that we will be able to reopen on 9 November 2020 but this will depend on the lifting of the restrictions by the Welsh Government.

Keep safe and hopefully we can recommence playing in November.

Bernard Adshead – MPC Coronavirus Officer

NHS Test Trace Protect

Monkstone Petanque Club is encouraging members to participate in the NHS Test Trace Protect project by downloading and using the NHS Covid-19 App to help in the fight to eradicate Covid-19 from the country.

You will see a poster like the one below with a QR code (the large square full of random small black and white squares) on the door of our club house which you should scan each time you visit the Club. We also encourage you to use the process whenever you visit any location displaying a similar poster. When somebody using the App is diagnosed with Covid-19:

  1. If it is you that tests positive, then everyone who might have been in contact with you, either at the Club or any other location where you have scanned a Venue Poster will be notified by the Test Trace team.
  2. If it is someone else who tests positive and they have been in contact with you, the Test Trace team will notify you and all other people that they have been in contact with, and all the people that you have been in contact with. 

In order to participate in this vital NHS project you will need a fairly modern smartphone and to download the NHS Covid-19 App from Google Play or the App Store. From the options on the App, select “Venue Check-in” and this will open your phone’s camera in the top half of the screen. Point the camera at the QR code (you don’t have to press anything) and when the code is recognised you will get a message confirming that you have registered your visit.

We recognise that not all members will be able to participate but you are urged to join if you can. The more members that join the more effective the project will be.


NHS Test Trace Protect

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Doubles Back at Monkstone

The Club today announced the return of Doubles Play from 5 August 2020 with the following message to all members.

Dear Member
The Club are delighted to announce the return of Doubles play from Wednesday 5 August 2020 following the announcements from the Welsh Government over the last 3 weeks.
All Members should remember that the relaxation of the rules for groups meeting outdoors is firmly predicated on SOCIAL DISTANCING BEING MAINTAINED. It is NOT a return to a pre-Covid normal. Social Distancing Protocols for Doubles Play are included in the new guidelines attached to this email. Players MUST strictly adhere to these protocols.
If the return of Doubles Play is considered to be a success with members following the guidelines then it is hoped that from Monday 17 August 2020 we can reintroduce the Monday “Roll-up” albeit in a slightly modified format.
The updated Guidelines and the latest Risk Assessment are published on the Club Website.
Keep Safe 
Bernard Adshead
MPC Coronavirus Officer


Covid-19 Updated Guidelines

Following the Welsh Government’s announcement of the move to AMBER in the post lock-down phase and the publication by the WPA of revised guidelines, Monkstone Petanque Club has published its own revised guidelines which are available on the Documentation Page

Bernard Adshead

Coronavirus Officer