Post-lockdown Reopening

We know you have all been waiting patiently for news of when the club will be reopening, following the beginning of the lockdown restrictions easing. As you all know, we are a small club which is run entirely by volunteers; it has meant that it has been completely unfeasible to reopen during this first phase (April 2021); we simply do not have the capacity.

We are delighted to let you all now know that the club will be reopening during the next phase of lockdown restrictions easing; put the date in your diaries for Friday 21st May 2021 between 4pm and 10pm.

Going forward, we will be open every Friday (4.00 – 10.00pm) and Sunday (4.00 – 8.00pm).

We are also recruiting volunteer bar staff, so if you think you fancy turning your hand to bar tending, drop us an email

Looking forward to some club normality resuming soon!

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Merry Christmas from ‘The Club’

In what has been a rather rubbish 2020, we would like to take the opportunity to thank all our members for their continued support of their local community run club; the club would not be what it is, without the support of its members and volunteers.

Hall Bower Athletic Club would like to wish all its members, a very Merry Christmas and a hopes for a happier new year. Bring on 2021!

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Hall Bower Club Coronavirus Update

You will all now be aware that the Government has imposed further Covid-19 restrictions for pubs and clubs. These restrictions are now a legal requirement. The Committee have discussed the new restrictions at length and have made the decision to remain open.

As of Thursday 24/09/2020, Hall Bower Club will continue to open, as advertised; Friday and Sunday only from 4:00 – 8:00pm.

Masks and face coverings will now be mandatory for all volunteer staff, as well as customers, unless seated. Please ensure you bring one with you.

Upon entering the club, you must sign your details for contact tracing. If you do not sign, you will be asked to leave the premises.

There will be a maximum of 6 people to a table. Please do not interact with other groups less than 2 metres away.

The Club will now operate table service only. You will not be served at the bar; please do not try.

Failure to follow the rules will result in non-service and you may be asked to leave the premises. Non-compliance could result in the club receiving a 10k fine; please do not be the person who costs our Club this.

We thank you all for your continued support in helping us to keep the club a safe place.

Club open 4-8 pm, Friday & Sunday

The Club will be opening as planned at 4 pm today and the same time on Sunday.

The new guidelines issued yesterday regarding areas in the north of England do not affect how the Club operates. We have measures in place to reduce the risks of the spread of Covid-19, including social distancing. It is up to individuals attending to ensure they distance themselves from people who are from other households.

Club Reopening Friday, 31st

The Club will be reopening on Friday 31st July. Initial openings will be 4pm-8pm Fridays and Sundays.  Additional openings (particularly Saturdays) will be advertised.

Measures have been put in place to keep staff and customers safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. The bar area should be kept clear at all times except when ordering drinks from behind the plastic screen.  Only 1 person is allowed at the bar at once.  Payment should be via contactless card wherever possible.

People should stay seated in their groups (maximum of 6 per ‘bubble’), preferably outside if the weather permits. Families are welcome, but children should stay seated with a responsible adult. Customers are asked not to move any tables as locations are set for social distancing. Customers should return empty glasses, bottles and cans to the collection point away from the bar.

There will be a one way system for entrance/exit and the stairs. Please observe the signs.  Only one person at a time will be allowed in the toilets.

All dogs must be kept on a lead at your table.

We will be recording name and telephone number upon arrival, for the purpose of NHS track and trace. These records will be destroyed within a month unless required.

Please do not attend the Club if you feel unwell.

Club Closure

Following the recently announced changes to the government lock down rules, the Committee are assessing the risks associated with reopening the Club during the pandemic. The safety of our volunteer staff, members and guests are our priority. We are looking at limited opening hours from early August. In the meantime measures need to be put in place to minimise the risks and further announcements will be made in the coming weeks

Club Closure

The Club will be closed as of today (Saturday, 21st March 2020) as per Government guidelines with regards to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The committee will be dealing with any issues arising from the closure and in the meantime welcome communication from members and friends via email, Facebook or Twitter. We will re-open when the time is right when an announcement will be made.

Club Closure

The committee will be making some decisions over the next couple of days regarding the management of the Club during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime the Club will be closed both Tuesday & Wednesday (17th & 18th) and we will be making further announcements in the near future.

AGM Postponed

I light of the recent developments with the COVID-19 pandemic we have decided to postpone next Saturday’s Annual General Meeting.

It is likely we will be making further announcements this week about the general running of the Club during this crisis and you can keep up-to-date by subscribing to the email notifications on our website.