Hi everyone

Just a quick update to keep everyone informed about the current operations at the Tyneside Badminton Centre. A big thank you to everyone who has attended the centre since lockdown has eased – in the vast majority of cases users have worked hard to comply with the measures that Covid-19 has enforced upon us.

To cope with demand we have expanded our evening opening hours to 10pm every evening apart from Saturdays (6pm).

Full details of our current operating regulations are shown below. In particular note that:

  • All sessions at the centre must be pre-booked and paid for prior to entry by telephone. This is to minimize time spent at reception, control overall numbers, manage court areas and allow staff to plan additional cleaning work in advance. Groups turning up without booking will be refused entry.
  • Court bookings for a maximum of 6 players per court (no swapping between courts).
  • Arrive close to your booking time and leave on time.

Before you arrive

  • All sessions at the centre must be pre-booked and paid for prior to entry by telephone. This is to minimize time spent at reception, control overall numbers, manage court areas and allow staff to plan additional cleaning work in advance.
  • Court bookings for a maximum of 6 players per court (no swapping between courts)
  • Do NOT come to the centre if you have:
    • a high temperature
    • a new or continuous cough
    • a loss of, or change to your sense of smell or taste
  • Check the NHS website to see if you are at a heightened risk from contracting Covid-19. Use this information to inform your decision to attend the centre or not
  • Come changed and wearing non-marking shoes
  • Bring your own full water/drinks bottle

What we offer

  • Court bookings for a maximum of 6 players per court (no swapping between courts)
  • Badminton 1 to 1 coaching
  • Table tennis singles
  • Bookings by telephone with card prepayment
  • Toilet facilities
  • Restringing on a 7 day turn-around basis, booked in online
  • Revised initial opening hours can be found at https://www.tynesidebadmintoncentre.co.uk/#opening

What we don’t offer

  • Hire of equipment (e.g. rackets, shoes)
  • Changing/showering facilities
  • Vending/catering
  • Cash transactions

Booking procedures

  • Courts can only be used on a pre-booked and pre-paid basis – strictly no walk-ins without booking.  For full booking procedures please go to https://www.tynesidebadmintoncentre.co.uk/booking/

During your visit

  • Please only enter the building close to your booking time
  • Familiarise yourselves with our COVID-19 procedures available at reception
  • Maintain social distance of 2 meters throughout your stay
  • Wash or sanitise your hands before entering the building
  • Do not loiter in reception
  • Only use the link corridor to the sports halls if there is no-one already in the corridor
  • Keep to the left when using the link corridor to the sports halls
  • Stay in your designated court/seating area throughout your stay (no swapping courts)
  • Place all discarded shuttles in the bins provided
  • Avoid physical contact e.g. shaking hands
  • Wipe down any seating/tables you have used with the equipment provided by the centre

When leaving

  • Leave as soon as possible at the end of your booking time
  • Make your next booking over the telephone rather than at reception