The English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards (EPSB) has today updated its Reopening Guidelines for English snooker facilities following further clarification from the Sports Minister.

In answer to the following written Parliamentary Question from Robert Halfon MP (MP for Harlow and Chairman of the Education Committee):

“To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether snooker clubs are subject to the covid-19 10pm curfew restrictions.”

The Sports Minister responded:

“Sport facilities such as gyms, leisure centres and sport clubs including snooker clubs are not required to close, however, hospitality areas which sell food and drink (such as cafes and bars) must close at 10pm. This does not apply to dispensing machines such as vending or coffee machines. Delivery services and drive-through services can continue after 10pm, where applicable.

Where a sport facility sells food and drink to consume on site, customers must eat and drink at a table.”

The latest guidance is available to download from the Covid-19 resources section of the EPSB website.