Norths Chess is open again. See the calendar below for our events.
The situation remains fluid though and your committee will keep monitoring Government regulations and our host's instructions. Plus take note of our protocols regarding safe practices, personal hygiene and social distancing to help keep yourself and others COVID-19 safe.


COVID-19  safety guidelines for Norths Chess Club: Visitors to Norths Leagues Club are required to register on entry, and we encourage you to have the CovidSafe app on your mobile phone. Visitors must comply with the COVID-19 safety plans and instructions of Norths Leagues Club. This includes vaccination requirements as determined by Norths Leagues Club and any other entry restrictions including the accompaniment of minors.

Attendees of Norths Chess Club meetings must take care of their own and others' wellbeing. At the club, the following rules will apply

1. Do not attend if you

  • are required to self-isolate due to any health related or covid reason.
  • have a fever, cough, cold or other signs of illness
  • are awaiting the result of a COVID-19 test for yourself or a close contact.

2. Wash/cleanse your hands before and after a game, and as needed during a game. If possible, bring your own hand sanitiser and use it before touching your face and after touching your face. The chess club will have hand sanitiser at the entrance of the playing area. If coughing or sneezing, cover your nose and mouth with a flexed elbow or a paper tissue. Dispose of tissues hygienically, e.g., in closed bins. Wash/cleanse your hands before touching shared objects and surfaces.

3. Maintain physical distancing of 1.5 metres from another person. Do not shake hands or have any physical contact with another person other than those in your own household.

4. During play:

  • At the commencement of the session players’ chairs will be set 1.5 metres apart. Players should try to maintain as much distance from their opponent as practically possible during the game. Respect the personal space of your opponent.
  • If observing a game, stay at least 1.5 metres from the players and their equipment, and from other observers
  • More than one game may be required to be played during the session. Should that lead to any item of equipment being handled by more than two players, the Director of Play will determine any additional equipment sanitation protocols required

5. Parents must supervise their children at all times and ensure they are following these measures. 

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