As you know, the Government this week imposed stricter coronavirus rules on the hospitality sector. We are therefore making some changes at the Langham Club to ensure that we are compliant with these new rules. These rules come into effect from this evening, Thursday 24th September onwards.
Firstly, we will be closing at 10pm until further notice. Unfortunately this does not just mean last orders, this means that our Members and their Guests must vacate the premises by 10pm. In turn, this means that last orders will now be called at 9:30pm.
A knock-on effect of our new opening hours is that Sunday entertainment will now be brought forward by one hour. Therefore, our bands will now be playing from 7:30pm to 9:45pm on Sundays. This also means that our bingo will now take place at 8pm, and that our raffle will now be drawn at around 9pm.
In line with Government rules, we are also introducing some major changes to the way that our Members and Guests are served. All visitors to the Club must now order their drinks via table service only. Our bar staff will bring drinks and snacks to your table on a tray and will take payment at that point. Standing or ordering at our bars will not be allowed.
Another extremely important rule is that all visitors to the Langham Club must wear masks when arriving and between sitting down. Essentially, any visitors to the Club must wear masks if not sat down.
All Members and Guests will continue to be required to sign in and leave their contact details upon entry to the Club. In addition, all visitors must ensure that they visit in groups of no more than six people, and maintain social distancing from any other visitors to the Club. Tables and chairs have been arranged specifically to facilitate social distancing – we ask that visitors do not move furniture.
We appreciate that these continue to be strange and uncertain times for all our Members. We are doing our best to continue to run the Club in way that is both compliant with Government guidelines but also brings enjoyment for all our visitors. We need you to help us by complying with all of the above rules when you visit the club. Members or Guests who disobey these rules will be ejected from the premises and may also be subject to Committee disciplinary procedures.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation – and we hope to see you soon.
The President and Committee