resuming play at bridge clubs after the lockdown

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resuming play at bridge clubs after the lockdown

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At the time of writing, reopening is just a distant dream for bridge clubs. However as the time draws nearer, there may be decisions to make if COVID is still on the prowl (and the same could hold for future epidemics). When to open? With what precautions? And who should decide?

Anticipating the possibility that answers to these questions may not be clear (indeed before clubs closed there was debate on these matters), Trumps has suggested that a panel be formed to deliberate such matters if and when required. Doctors, scientists and others could be on this panel. What do you think?

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Good questions! I'm hoping a vaccination becomes available, and then perhaps players can be required to show proof of immunity. Absent that, it doesn't look good for "real life" bridge.

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My local club sent out an electronic questionnaire on this topic a couple of days ago. Among other things asking members' opinions about what safety measures should be taken when the club re-opens.

Honestly though, I think the opinions of public health experts should matter more. I think most club players know very little about how the disease spreads, and to what degree by those showing no symptoms.

For me it's scary how little even the experts know.

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The advice we have received from the local police (to whom we were directed by the Health Minister's office) is that they are now OK for bridge clubs in their area to reopen. Our own assessment of the risks is that the move to social distancing and improved hygiene (amongst other factors) is making 2020 safer last year, though a COVID spike could change this; do others agree?

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