The Coronavirus is having a significant effect across our community and unfortunately BFG is not exempt.
The committee met on Friday to discuss how we should respond. Having listened to current government advice we are continuing to run Friday evenings and workshops (including the Adult Away weekend this weekend and the Kids Workshop on Friday 20th March), but we are cancelling all gigs where there are vulnerable people (for example care homes) until we hear that it is safe for these to resume.
We are taking additional precautions on Friday evenings and asking everyone to wash their hands with soap and water before joining the Friday sessions. We shall also be cleaning door handles and push plates at intervals through the evening. We are also asking that if you have any symptoms of Coronavirus then please do not attend our sessions until you have recovered. We are also recommending that you don’t borrow other people’s instruments during the evening.
We shall continue to listen for updates to government advice and if this changes then we may need to cancel Friday Sessions and other events, or take other precautions. In particular, the committee felt that if the schools are advised to close then we should also cancel Friday sessions. If we do need to cancel, we shall post this on this website.
We have a diverse membership with primary school children through to retired adults, and we note that some groups may be more vulnerable to the virus than others. We are not proposing to segregate our small community as the interaction between age groups is a big part of what makes our club, but we note that as the younger players leave around 8:00 so we shall clean door handles etc around 8:15 and any adults wishing to reduce contact for the time being may choose to join the session then.
We wish everyone in the club all the best health at this difficult time.
Andrew P (on behalf of the Committee)