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COVID-19

Norths Chess is again closed due to COVID safety concerns. Our host venue on government guidance has imposed a maximum of 10 people at any event. Watch this space for notice of any changes.
 
We are still running our chess.com tournaments. Access is for members of Norths Chess so first go to www.northsydneychess.org/about-us/membership to join and contact northsydneychess@gmail.com for instructions on how to find it.

When we again meet at Norths we will have only social chess and hope to be able to run tournaments soon. The situation remains fluid though and your committee will keep monitoring Government regulations and taking advice. There will be strict measures in place that include personal hygiene and social distancing to help keep you and others COVID-19 safe.

At the club the following rules will apply:

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1. Do not attend if you

* have been overseas or in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last two weeks
* have a fever, cough, cold or other signs of illness.
* have been in contact with a COVID-19 positive person until you have had a negative test.
* are awaiting the result of a COVID-19 test for yourself or a close contact.

2. Wash your hands before and after 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 only at the entrance of the playing area.

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.

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

6. You are welcome to use your own standards above these, such as wearing a face mask.