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


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.