Completion of this action plan will inform our decisions and control measures for the risk assessment for Charlton Park RFC during COVID-19 ensuring that the detail in guidance from the HM Government and from the Rugby Football Union has been followed.

 

 

 

    Tick box Action Taken/Notes by Whom/when Status

R-A-G

1.Thinking about risk Objective: To carry out a Covid-19 risk assessment

 

     
  Everyone needs to assess and manage the risks of COVID-19. As an employer and Club, we have a legal responsibility to protect workers and our Members from risk to their health and safety. This means we need to think about the risks they face and do everything reasonably practicable to minimise them, recognising we cannot completely eliminate the risk of COVID-19.

 

  Risk Assessment and Action Plan completed and approved by the Committee  
         
1.1 Managing risk Objective: To reduce risk to the lowest reasonably practicable level by taking preventative measures, in order of priority      
  We have a duty to reduce workplace risk to the lowest reasonably practicable level by taking preventative measures.   We must work with anybody including staff, members and contractors sharing the workplace so that everybody’s health and safety is protected. In the context of COVID-19 this means working through these steps in order:

·         increasing the frequency of handwashing and surface cleaning.

·         We should make every reasonable effort to comply with the social distancing guidelines set out by the government and RFU (keeping people 2m apart).

·         Where the social distancing guidelines cannot be followed in full, in relation to a particular activity, we should consider whether that activity needs to continue, and if so, take all the mitigating actions possible to reduce the risk of transmission between our staff and members.

·         Further mitigating actions include:

·         Increasing the frequency of hand washing and surface cleaning including all training equipment.

·         Keeping the activity time where social distancing is not possible involved as short as possible.

·         Using screens or barriers to separate people from each other.

·         Using back-to-back or side-to-side working (rather than face-to-face) whenever possible, when social distancing cannot be maintained.

·         Reducing the number of people each person has contact with by using ‘fixed teams or partnering’ (so each person works or trains with only a few others).

·         If people must work face-to-face for a sustained period with more than a small group of fixed partners, then you will need to assess whether the activity can safely go ahead. No one is obliged to work, train or play in an unsafe work environment.

·         In your assessment we have particular regard to whether the people doing the work or training are especially vulnerable to COVID-19.   This will include consideration of personal circumstances including health, family and caring responsibilities.

 

  All staff and Members to be briefed about these general precautions.  
         
1.2 Sharing the results of your risk assessment Share the results of risk assessment and this Action Plan with staff, members and any contractors

Issuing/use service area Covid-19 risk assessment as information/training tool for staff and Members.

Expect 3rd parties to have Covid-19 Risk Assessment.

  The Risk Assessment and Action Plan will be published on the Club’s Website and publicised on the Club’s social media.    Everyone visiting the Club inside or outside will be briefed on the key actions to be taken to keep everyone safe and well.  
  Display ‘Staying Covid-19 Secure in 2020’ notice in the workplace

Committee to sign off notice once risk assessment and action plan documentation has been completed and considered.

Display notice once signed on Website and in Clubhouse.

 

  Signs will be displayed throughout the Club and outside to advise all of the actions required.

ALL club plans MUST be passed by a designated club COVID officer/s AP

 
         
2. Who should go to work Objective:  That everyone should work from home unless they cannot work from home.      
  Consider who is needed on site for example support staff should work from home if at all possible.   Only staff whose presence is required at the Club will attend.  
  Planning for the minimum number of people needed to be on site to operate safely and effectively.   The minimum number of bar staff or catering staff necessary will attend, and will work in such a way as maintains social distancing to the greatest extent possible.  
  Monitoring the well-being of people who are working from home and helping them stay connected to those working.   The Club will keep in touch with its staff and Members and offer support to those who need it.  
  Keeping in touch with offsite workers and Members on their working arrangements including their welfare, mental and physical health and personal security.   The Club will keep in touch with its staff and Members and offer support to those who need it.  
         
         
2.1 Protecting people who are at higher risk Objective: To protect clinically vulnerable and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals.      
  ·         Clinically extremely vulnerable individuals do not work outside the home. Refers to people who have specific underlying health conditions that make them extremely vulnerable to severe illness if they contract COVID-19. Clinically extremely vulnerable people will have received a letter telling them they are in this group or will have been told by their GP. Who is ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’?

·         Clinically vulnerable individuals, who are at higher risk of severe illness (for example, people with some pre-existing conditions, have been asked to take extra care in observing social distancing and should be helped to work from home, either in their current role or in an alternative role. Refers to people who may be at increased risk from COVID-19, including those aged 70 or over and those with some underlying health conditions. Who is ‘clinically vulnerable’?

·         If clinically vulnerable (but not extremely clinically vulnerable) individuals cannot work from home, they should be offered the option of the safest available on-site roles, enabling them to stay 2m away from others. If they must spend time within 2m of others, you should carefully assess whether this involves an acceptable level of risk. As for any workplace risk you must consider specific duties to those with protected characteristics. Particular attention should also be paid to people who live with clinically extremely vulnerable individuals.

  The Club will ensure that any staff, member or contractor who has been advised to “Shield” because of medical conditions is identified and advised to follow current Government Guidance. All will be required to confirm their status beforehand.

 

 

We will discuss with any of our staff, Members or contractors whether they need to avoid working at the Club or attending the Club to follow the Government’s guidance.

 

 

 

We will discuss with any of our staff, Members or contractors whether they need to avoid working at the Club or attending the Club to follow the Government’s guidance.

 

 
  Providing support for workers and Members around mental health and wellbeing. This could include advice or telephone support.      The Club will offer support and signpost to available help through its website, social media, telephone and other means.  
         
2.2  People who need to self-isolate Objective: To make sure individuals who are advised to stay at home under existing government guidance do not physically come to work . This includes individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19 as well as those who live in a household with someone who has symptoms.   The Club will ensure that its staff do not attend when they should be self-isolating or in quarantine.

It will instruct its Members to stay away from the Club in accordance with Government Guidance.

 
  Enabling workers to work from home while self-isolating if appropriate.   Any staff who need to self-isolate will be supported to work at home when possible.  
         
2.3  Equality in the workplace Objective: To treat everyone in our Club equally.      
  ·         We should be mindful of the particular needs of different groups of workers or members.      
         
3  Social distancing. Objective: To maintain 2m social distancing wherever possible, including while arriving at and departing from the Club and when travelling.      
  We must maintain social distancing in the Club wherever possible.   We will establish signage and directions to facilitate social distancing.

Initially the Club will open only its toilet facilities and other parts of the Club will remain closed.

A one way system will be established to allow access to the toilets.   The number of people able to use the toilet will be reduced and taped off.

 
  Where the social distancing guidelines cannot be followed in full in relation to a particular activity, we should consider whether that activity needs to continue, and, if so, take all the mitigating actions possible to reduce the risk of transmission between their staff. Mitigating actions include:      
  ·         Further increasing the frequency of hand washing and surface cleaning.      
  ·         Keeping the activity time involved as short as possible.      
  ·         Using screens or barriers to separate people from each other.      
  ·         Using back-to-back or side-to-side working (rather than face-to-face) whenever possible.      
  ·         Reducing the number of people each person has contact with by using ‘fixed teams or partnering’ (so each person works with only a few others).   The Club will not open its facilities until Government Guidance has been issued to allow this and provide guidance as to how this can be safely achieved.

When the Club is able to open its facilities, Bar and catering staff will work in set teams to minimise the number of staff coming into contact with each other.

 
  Social distancing applies to all parts of the Club, not just the place where people spend most of their time, but also entrances and exits, toilets, car park and the Club’s pitches and surrounding areas.   Everyone will be informed that they must refrain from socialising in any part of the Club at any time until restrictions are lifted.  Members will be encouraged to arrive and leave promptly before and after training.  
         
3.1  Coming to the Club and leaving the Club. Objective: To maintain social distancing wherever possible, on arrival and departure and to ensure handwashing upon arrival.      
  Staggering arrival and departure times at work to reduce crowding into and out of the workplace taking account of the impact on those with protected characteristics.   Members will be asked to confirm their attendance at a particular session and to arrive at the designated start time for that session and leave immediately the session is over.  No showers will be available.  
  Providing additional parking or facilities such as bike racks to help people walk, run, or cycle to the Club  where possible   Members will be encouraged to walk, run or cycle to the Club.  
  If travelling to the Club by car, car -sharing with people from other households should be discouraged.   If travelling by car, Members and staff will be asked to travel alone or with members of their own household.  Car sharing should be avoided.

Cars should be parked with sufficient space to allow social distancing at all times.

 
  Reducing congestion for example by having more entry points.   The Club’s front and rear entrances will be open.   A one-way system will be put in place to avoid congestion.  
  Using markings and introducing one-way flow entry and exit points   The Club will mark floors and doors to indicate one-way systems.
Doors in and out will be marked.
 
  Providing hand washing facilities or hand sanitiser we are not possible, at entry exit points .   Hand sanitiser will be provided at all entrances.  
         
3.2  Moving around the building and grounds Objective: To maintain social distancing wherever possible while travel through the workplace.      
  Reducing movement by discouraging non-essential trips within buildings and sites. For example restricting access to some areas and cleaning them between use.   Initially, the majority of the Club will be closed with access only to the toilet provided.

 

 
  Reducing job rotation and equipment rotation.   Staff rotas and arrangements will be made so that the same staff work together to minimise the number of people coming into contact with each other.  Wherever possible staff and m embers will not share equipment.  
  Implementing one-way systems where possible and walkways around the Club.   One way systems will be established and marked.  
  Using signage such as ground markings or being creative with other objects to mark out 2 m to allow controlled flows of people moving around the site.   Signage and floor markings will be implemented.  
  Separating sites into working zones to keep different groups of members physically separated as much as practical.   All activities will be organised to keep Members socially distanced.  
  Planning site access and area of safety points to enable social distancing.   Signage and one way markings will be established to support social distancing  
  Regulating use of high traffic areas including corridors, walkways to maintain social distancing.   Signage and one way markings will be established to support social distancing  
         
3.3  Making the main workplace safe for people who work statically Objective:  To maintain social distance in between people who work in one place.      
         
  ·         For people who work in one place, workstations should allow them to maintain social distancing wherever possible.   All activities have been reviewed and changes to working practices implemented.  
  ·         Workstation should be assigned to an individual as much as possible. If they need to be shared, they should be shared by the smallest possible number of people.      
  ·         If it is not possible to keep workstations to metres apart then businesses should consider whether that activity needs to continue for the business to operate, and if so take all mitigating actions possible to reduce the risk of transmission.      
  Changing layout is to allow people to work further apart from each other.      
  Only where it’s not possible to move workstations further apart arrange people to work side-by-side or facing away from each other rather than face-to-face.      
  Only where it’s not possible to move workstations further apart using screens to separate people from each other.      
  Using a consistent pairing system if people have to work in close proximity, for example during two-person working, or activities that cannot be re-designed.      
         
3.4  Meetings. Objective:  To reduce transmission due to face to face meetings and maintain social distancing in meetings.      
  Using remote working tools and to avoid in-person meetings.   All Club meetings will be conducted remotely until restrictions are lifted.  
  Only absolutely necessary participants should attend meetings and should maintain to 2 metres separation throughout.   Where on-site meetings are unavoidable, the number of participants will be kept to a minimum and the meeting will be held outside wherever possible.  If not held outside, the meeting will be held in the function hall with at least 2 metres social distancing.  
  Avoid transmission during meetings for example, avoiding sharing pens and other objects.   All attendees will use only their equipment at meetings.  No papers will be used at meetings.  
  Providing hand sanitiser in meeting rooms.   Sanitiser will be provided for meetings  
  Holding meetings outdoors or in well ventilated rooms wherever possible.   Meetings will be held outside wherever possible.  
  For areas where regular meetings take place using floor signage to help people maintain social distancing.   Signage will be implemented  
         
3.5  Common areas. Objective:  To maintain social distancing while using common areas.      
  Staggering times to reduce pressure on common areas.   All activities will be timetabled and organised to ensure that the number of people using common areas can be limited to facilitate social distancing.  
  Using safe outside areas wherever possible.   All activities will be held outside wherever possible.  
  Reconfiguring seating and tables to maintain spacing and reduce face-to-face interactions.   Any areas used will be rearranged to maintain spacing and minimise face to face interactions.  
         
3.6  Accidents, security and other incidents. Objective:  To prioritise safety during incidents.      
  ·         In an emergency, for example, an accident or fire, people do not have to stay 2m apart if it would be unsafe.

 

  In emergencies staff will observe all possible precautions, including use of PPE, but may not be able to social distance, e.g. to administer first aid.  
  ·         People involved in the provision of assistance to others should pay particular attention to sanitation measures immediately afterwards including washing hands.

Are first-aiders aware of GOV.UK guidance Covid-19: guidance for first responders eg

·          PPE (mask, apron, gloves & protective glasses)

·          CPR

·          Cleaning and sanitation immediately afterwards

 

  Government Guidance will be followed by all Members providing emergency aid and equipment will be provided.  
         
4  Managing your Members, visitors and contractors        
4.1   Manage Contacts. Objective: To minimise the number of unnecessary visits to the worksite.      
  Where people visit the Club, site guidance on social distancing and hygiene should be explained to visitors on or before arrival.   The Club will publish the requirements for those visiting the Club on its website, social media and on signs displayed throughout the Club.  
  Encouraging visits via remote connection/working where this is an option.   All meetings will be held virtually wherever possible.  
  Limiting the number of visitors at any one time.   Where face to face meetings are required, the minimum number of people will attend.  
  Determining if schedules for essential services and contractor visits can be revised to reduce interaction and overlap between.   All visits will be scheduled to minimise the number of people on site.  
  Maintaining a record of all visitors, if this is practical.   A record will be maintained of all visitors with a register being taken by the officer responsible for the visit.  
         
4.2  Providing and explaining available guidance. Objective: To make sure people understand what they need to do to maintain safety.      
  Providing signage at entrances to the Club and its grounds to remind the public and workers to maintain social distancing   Appropriate Signage will be displayed  
  Establishing host responsibility relating to COVID-19 and providing any necessary training for people who act as hosts for visitors.   All visitors will be hosted by an Officer of the Club who has been briefed in the Club’s arrangements to manage COVID19.  
         
5  Cleaning the workplace        
5.1  Before re-opening Objective: To make sure that any site or location that has been closed or partially operated is clean and ready to restart, including:      
  Conducting a risk assessment of the Club, or parts of the Club, that have been closed, before restarting activities.   The Club will undertake a risk assessment and carry out any works necessary to ready the building and its grounds for use.  
  Carrying out cleaning procedures and providing hand sanitiser before restarting work.   Any part of the Club that is to be used will be thoroughly cleaned before opening and sanitiser provided in areas that will be used.  
         
5.2  Keeping the Club clean Objective: To keep the Club clean and prevent transmission by touching contaminated surfaces.      
  Frequent cleaning of areas and equipment between uses using your usual cleaning products.   Any area of the Club in use will be frequently cleaned after every use.  
  Cleaning spaces and removing waste and belongings from the area at the end of each shift.   Every space used will be cleaned and any rubbish removed to bins immediately after each use.  No personal belongings will be left in any area of the Club.  
  Sanitising of all equipment after use.   Any equipment used will be immediately sanitised after use.  
         
         
5.3  Hygiene – handwashing, sanitation facilities and toilets. Objective: To help everyone keep good hygiene through the working day.      
  Providing additional handwashing facilities and sanitiser.   Sanitiser will be provided at all entrances and in each area of the Club  
  Using signs and posters to build awareness of good hand washing techniques, the need to increase handwashing frequency, avoid touching your face and a cough and sneeze into a tissue which has been safely or into your arm if a tissue is not available.   Appropriate signage will be displayed.  
  Providing regular reminders and signage to maintain personal hygiene standards.   Appropriate signage will be displayed and communications on website and social media will be frequently published.  
  Providing hand sanitiser in multiple locations in addition to washrooms.   Sanitiser will be provided at all entrances and in each area of the Club  
  Setting clear use and cleaning guidance for toilets to ensure they are kept clean and social distancing is achieved as much as possible.   Cleaning of toilets will be frequent and thorough and numbers using the toilets will be restricted.  
  Enhancing cleaning for busy areas.   Cleaning will be increased.  
  Where possible providing paper towels as an alternative to hand dryers in hand washing facilities.   Paper towels will be provided in toilets , kitchen and bar area  
         
5.4  Changing rooms and showers Objective: To minimise the risk of transmission in changing rooms and showers.      
  Where shower and changing facilities are required, setting clear use and cleaning guidance for showers, lockers and changing rooms to ensure they are kept clean and clear of personal items and that social distancing is achieved as much as possible.   Showers and changing rooms  will not be used until further lifting of restrictions is advised by Government and RFU  
  Introducing enhanced cleaning of all facilities regularly during the day and at the end of the day.   Showers and changing rooms  will not be used until further lifting of restrictions is advised by Government and RFU  
         
5.5  Handling equipment, materials, waste,  . Objective: To reduce transmission through contact with objects that come into the Club and its grounds

 

     
  Cleaning procedures for shared equipment you touch after each use, thinking about equipment, tools and vehicles.   All equipment will be cleaned after every use or at the end of each work session.  
  Encouraging increased handwashing and introduction of more handwashing facilities for workers handling goods and merchandise or providing hand sanitiser where this is not practical.   Sanitiser and soap will be provided to facilitate more hand washing.  
         
6  Personal protective Clothing (PPE) and face coverings PPE protects the user against health or safety risks at work. It can include items such as safety helmets, gloves, eye protection, high-visibility clothing, safety footwear and safety harnesses. It also includes respiratory protective equipment, such as face masks.

At the start of this document we described the steps you need to take to manage COVID-19 risk in the workplace. This includes working from home and staying 2m away from each other in the workplace if at all possible. When managing the risk of COVID-19, additional PPE beyond what you usually wear is not beneficial. This is because COVID-19 is a different type of risk to the risks you normally face in a workplace, and needs to be managed through social distancing, hygiene and fixed teams or partnering, not through the use of PPE.

Workplaces should not encourage the precautionary use of extra PPE to protect against COVID-19 outside clinical settings or when responding to a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.

Unless you are in a situation where the risk of COVID-19 transmission is very high, your risk assessment should reflect the fact that the role of PPE in providing additional protection is extremely limited. However, if your risk assessment does show that PPE is required, then you must provide this PPE free of charge to workers who need it. Any PPE provided must fit properly .

  It is not anticipated that PPE will be required by our staff under current Guidance.

 

Further guidance will be followed as restrictions are eased.

 
6.1  Face covering There are some circumstances when wearing a face
covering may be marginally beneficial as a precautionary measure. The evidence suggests that wearing a face covering does not protect you, but it may protect others if you are infected but have not developed symptoms.

A face covering can be very simple and may be worn in enclosed spaces where social distancing isn’t possible. It just needs to cover your mouth and nose. It is not the same as a face mask, such as the surgical masks or respirators used by health and care workers. Similarly, face coverings are not the same as the PPE used to manage risks like dust and spray in an industrial context. Supplies of PPE, including face masks, must continue to be reserved for those who need them to protect against risks in their workplace, such as health and care workers, and those in industrial settings like those exposed to dust hazards.

It is important to know that the evidence of the benefit of using a face covering to protect others is weak and the effect is likely to be small, therefore face coverings are not a replacement for the other ways of managing risk, including minimising time spent in contact, using fixed teams and partnering for close-up work, and increasing hand and surface washing. These other measures remain the best ways of managing risk in the workplace and government would therefore not expect to see employers relying on face coverings as risk management for the purpose of their health and safety assessments.

Wearing a face covering is optional and is not required by law, including in the workplace. If you choose to wear one, it is important to use face coverings properly and wash your hands before putting them on and taking them off.

Employers should support their workers in using
face coverings safely if they choose to wear one. This means telling workers:

·         Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser before putting a face covering on, and after removing it.

·         When wearing a face covering, avoid touching your face or face covering, as you could contaminate them with germs from your hands.

·         Change your face covering if it becomes damp or if you’ve touched it.

·         Continue to wash your hands regularly.

·         Change and wash your face covering daily.

·         If the material is washable, wash in line with manufacturer’s instructions. If it’s not washable, dispose of it carefully in your usual waste.

·         Practise social distancing wherever possible.

You can make face-coverings at home.  Find guidance on how to wear and make a face-covering on GOV.UK.

  It is not anticipated that face coverings will be required but if staff and Members wish to wear the they will be supported in doing so.  
         
7  Managing your workforce.

 

7.1  Shift patterns and working groups

Objective: To change the way work is organised to create distinct groups and reduce the number of contacts each worker has.      
  As far as possible where staff are split into teams or shift groups, fixing these teams or shift groups so that were contact is unavoidable, this happens between the same people.   Staff will be organised so that they work in groups to minimise the contact with different people.  
  Identifying areas where people directly pass things to each other and finding ways to remove direct contact   Working practices will be removed to remove direct contact and sharing of equipment  
  Minimise worker congregation at bottlenecks such as entrances and exits and maintaining social distancing during shift handovers.   Rotas will be organised to minimise the number of staff meeting and entering/leaving work areas together.  
         
7.2  Travel

7.2.1Cars accommodation and visits

Objective: To avoid unnecessary travel and keep people safe when they do need to travel between locations.      
  Minimising non-essential travel – consider remote options first   All Members and staff will be advised to avoid unnecessary journeys by using remote options wherever possible.  
  Minimising the number of people travelling together in any one vehicle, using fixed travel partners, increasing ventilation when possible and avoid sitting face-to-face.   Members will be advised not to share cars to travel to and from the Club.  Staff will be advised that they should travel separately when making collections or deliveries.  
         
         
7.3  Communications and training

7.3.1  Returning to work

Objective:  To make sure all understand COVID-19 related to safety procedures.      
  Providing clear consistent and regular communication to improve understanding and consistency of ways of working.   We will communicate with staff and Members through our website, social media and by telephone.  
  Engaging with workers through existing communication routes to explain and agree any changes in working arrangements.   We will communicate with staff through our website, social media and by telephone.  
  Developing communication and training materials for staff prior to returning to the Club, especially around new procedures at work.   We will develop communication and materials for staff.  
         
7.3.2. Ongoing communications and signage Objective: to make sure all are kept up-to-date with Club safety measures being implemented or updated.      
  Ongoing engagement with staff to monitor and understand any unforeseen impacts of changes to working arrangements in the Club.   Regular discussions with staff will be held to monitor how arrangements are working.  
  Using visual communications, for example whiteboards or signage, to explain changes in schedules to reduce the need for face-to-face communication.   Chalk boards and notice boards will be used to message visitors about any changes.  
         
8  Inbound and outbound goods  Objective: to maintain social distancing and avoid surface transmission when goods enter and leave the Club.      
  Revising pick up and drop off collection points, procedures, signage and markings.  Minimising unnecessary contact for deliveries. Considering methods to reduce frequency of deliveries, for example by ordering larger quantities less often.   All deliveries to the Club will be by arrangement and delivery staff will be advised of the procedures in place to maintain social distancing and minimise contact.  
  Enabling drivers to access welfare facilities when required, consistent with other guidance.   Drivers will be advised of the Club’s arrangements before the use of any facilities.  
9. Training

 

Objective: To recommence training in accordance with Government and RFU Guidance      
9.1 Travel to Training To minimise the risk of infection during travelling   Players should

make their own way, and not share a car with people outside their household.

Wherever possible Members should walk, run or cycle but should avoid public transport.

 

Players must go straight home, with no socialising in the car park or any other area.

 

 
9.2 Restriction of facilities Restriction of facilities to minimise the risk of infection and maximise social distancing.   The clubhouse will be closed

apart from toilets. Showers are closed.

 

Changing rooms and physio room will not be available.  There will be no food or bar access

 

 

There will be a one-way system in the Club House, in via the home side and out via away side.

 

Access to the toilets will be restricted to no more than 2 people at a time with distancing implemented at the doorway and marked with signs and notices.

 

 
9.3  Management of training To prevent too many people gathering   Attendance at training will be by booking a slot via What’s App or other means.  Members who have not booked should not attend but contact the Club.  Members must ensure the Club has their contact details.
Members must NOT attend if they are experiencing ANY symptoms of illness or should be self-isolating or quarantined.

 

 

 

 

 
  To avoid the risk of transmission through shared equipment   Any equipment used will be strictly supervised and disinfected after every session.  
  To maintain social distancing   There will be no physical contact during training until RFU Guidance permits.

Everyone will maintain social distancing rules.

 

 
         
         
         
9.4  Avoiding gatherings To prevent Members meeting in groups and breaching social distancing requirements.   Members should arrive no more than ten minutes before start of training; gates will not be open before then to

avoid socialising within 2 metres.

Members should park in the car park and come straight to the pitch at the appointed time of the session but not before.

 

 

 
  Avoiding risk of infection in gatherings   Training will take place in groups of 5 Members plus a coach with no more than 4 groups on each pitch or area the size of a pitch.

All activity will be at least 2 metres apart at all times and no contact will be allowed.

 
  Minimising risk of infection from equipment   Equipment sharing will be kept to a minimum, including balls.  Members will be encouraged to use their own equipment when appropriate.

 

All equipment will be disinfected immediately after use.

 
9.5  Managing refreshments To avoid the risk of transmission of infection   Members should have their own drink and water bottle and no sharing should take place.  There will be no water bottles, and no access to the tap.

 

No food or snacks will be available

 

 
9.6 Leaving the Club To maintain social distancing at all times   Showers and changing rooms will not be available.

Members should arrive ready to train and leave immediately after training without changing.

 

 

 
9.7 Maximising hand hygiene practice To ensure that strict hand hygiene is followed   All Members will be instructed to wash their hands before and after training and encouraged to bring their own sanitiser.  
10. Responding to potential cases of Covid

 

Objective: To be able to react promptly to Covid-19 if found or suspected in attendees at the club      
10.1 Preventing occurrence To keep events at the club Covid-free   Anyone intending to visit the club must stay away if they have any symptoms (see 2.1 above)

 

Anyone self-isolating must also stay away

Contact details of all attendees must be available

 

Those not registered and taking part must not attend.

 

 
10.2 Responding to occurrence To react promptly to any suspected Covid in a participant in an event at the club   Suspect should inform leader of activity (eg coach) and Club Officernif feeling unwell during session.

 

Suspect should immediately go home and arrange for a test

 

The event in progress should immediately be suspended until results of test are known.

 

All contact addresses should be passed on by Club Covid Officer.

 

In the event of a negative test future events may continue

 

In the event of a positive test all those in the near vicinity should also get a test.

 

There should be no resumption of the event until all tests are negative.

 

 

 
11.1 Responding to non-compliance Objective: to respond when someone is not complying with the actions we have taken to manage the risks of Covid-19   This needs to be dealt with carefully but firmly, bearing in mind that attendees may simply need to be reminded, while also making it clear that the rules must be followed.

 

1.A quiet reminder

2.A warning

3.Asked to leave

4.Session terminated

5. Member/visitor banned for 2 weeks

6. Warning that all sessions may be terminated for two weeks

 

A report should be written with witness statements beyond level 3 in line with club disciplinary policy.

 
11.2 Informing people Objective: to ensure that everyone using the club or its facilities is aware of what will happen should they develop symptoms or not comply with the club’s rules.   The actions to be taken should be communicated via the club’s website and social media.