COVID-19 Documents – Reviewed 27/3/21

Please note, the documentation that has been created along with the measures put in place are based on the latest FA COVID-19 guidance (24th March 2021). We will actively monitor all updates from the FA and revise our documents to factor in any new changes however please wait for the club to advise when any changes come into effect for your teams as the club will need to review the guidance in the first instance and relay what they mean for a club of our size.  

Documents attached:  

Summary Points:

  • Asad Asif (Vice Chairman) is the Club’s COVID-19 Officer who will monitor and update any changes to procedures.
  • All club documents (risk assessments and ‘guidance’ documents) are to be shared with parents as they will need to review them to determine whether they are comfortable with our approach.
  • Consent Forms are to be completed by the parent/carer for each player returning to footballing activity with the club to confirm they are comfortable with our arrangements. The consent form is completed online for ease of process and to reduce the risk of items being physically passed between people.
  • Parents/Carers are to self assess the child (and themselves) for COVID-19 symptoms (using the ‘COVID-19 Symptoms Checklist’) and advise the coach before attending any session.
  • The coach is to take a register for each session (training/match) and complete the online register as this information has to be retained for at least 21 days to support ‘NHS test and trace’.
  • Full contact practices are permitted during sessions however the amount of time players are in close proximity is to be ‘managed’.
  • Players are to adhere to social distancing protocols before and after the session as well as during breaks.
  • Parents/carers will remain as the first point of call should their child need first aid treatment.
  • Spectators are to be in groups of no more than 6 and spread out.
  • Players must not spit (younger children ‘blowing raspberries’) or rinse their mouths out during the session. They should also avoid shouting or raising their voices when facing each other.
  • Our sheds and storage facilities at each site will remain locked and not accessible during sessions.
  • When hosting a match (league or friendly) at a club venue, please ensure Fixture confirmation form is completed by the opposition manager 2 days before the fixture date. Failure to do so will result in the club taking action and cancelling the fixture.

Finally, please remember the return to training is voluntary for all members, which includes our coaches and volunteers. If you have any concerns or would like to discuss any matters, please feel free to get in contact.