As I write, we are just 10 days from Christmas Day. The news on the virus is not good – the South East, London and some of the Boroughs to the north and north east of London have gone up to Tier 3. More worrying is that they are putting the problem down to a new strain to the virus. In our corner of East Sussex, we are currently not faring too bad and one hopes that it continues to be so. There is a lot of pressure on the Government to review the relaxation of restrictions over the Christmas period. When these were announced, the picture looked a lot brighter, with the prospect of Families being able to get together and celebrate the company.
Whatever plans you have made and any change in the rules for the Christmas period, please do be careful in how you celebrate. What is most important is for you all to stay safe and healthy and weather these very trying next few weeks. Foregoing a little now will pay dividends in the long run. The New Year will see the roll out of the vaccine, which will make an increasing impact on this dreadful virus. With Spring then not far away and the prospect of better weather, we can reasonably look forward to a return to near normality.
So far as the Club is concerned, we have been working with our local clubs to produce a fixture list for next season and this is now nearly complete. The assumption has been made that play will become possible at the start of the outdoor season and this is something to look forward to. Our Social Secretary has also programmed in a number of social events throughout the year, including the ever-popular Fish & Chip evenings! All now depends on the progress made to overcome the virus, but we will be ready to resume normal play when the time comes.
I and members of the Bowls Committee wish you all a peaceful, happy Christmas, take very good care and may we all see in the New Year healthy and with hope for a year that will put all the troubles of this one behind us.