RISK ASSESSMENT – SHILDON AFC

HAZARD – CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19) – RISK RATING HIGH

WHO MIGHT BE AFFECTED – EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, PLAYERS, LEAGUE AND CLUB OFFICIALS, VISITORS, CUSTOMERS, CONTRACTORS

RISK RATING FOLLOWING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MEASURES BELOW – MEDIUM/LOW

REVIEW PERIOD – WEEKLY AND OR NEW GUIDANCE IS ISSUED BY THE GOVERNMENT AND OR THE FA

 

Control Measures

Responsibility

1.

Covid 19 Officer nominated as Diane Dent.

Diane D

2.

Phased return to competitive football with no fixtures before end of July, friendlies and competitive matches can begin from 1st August 2020. The aim to be that the season could start from 5th September 2020.

MT/DM/DD

3.

Competitive training can resume in accordance with published FA Guidance with groups limited to 30 including coaches – see FA Risk Assessment for Training.

DM/MH

4.

Shildon AFC to support NHS Track and Trace system with everyone who enters the ground being required to provide their name and telephone number.

P Mulley

 

5.

First Aid Kit to be up to date and include the appropriate PPE.    

A Summerbell

6.

Equipment MUST be cleaned regularly and after each use.  Prior to kick off, at drinks breaks and between halves, goalposts, flags, balls, red doors to access pitch to be cleaned.

P Mulley

DM/MH-Balls

7.

Players and staff MUST adhere to social distancing and hygiene practices – notices are displayed throughout the Club to act as a reminder.

PLAYERS/STAFF/

OFFICIALS

8.

Any players or staff who are feeling unwell or are living with someone who is symptomatic MUST NOT attend the club. A self-screening tool is available in the FA medical guidance.

PLAYERS/STAFF/

OFFICIALS

9.

All participants and other attendees should follow best practice for travel, including minimising the use of public transport.

PLAYERS/STAFF/

OFFICIALS

10.

Players MUST NOT carshare outside their household bubble unless completely unavoidable. Should all alternatives have been exhausted, then players MUST FOLLOW Government guidance applicable to travelling in the same vehicle.

PLAYERS

11.

Players MUST bring their own personal water bottles for training and matches which should be clearly labelled. Communal water bottles are not permitted.

PLAYERS

12.

Players should arrive already changed where possible and bring spare clothes to travel home in if they wish.

PLAYERS

13.

Following activity, players should refrain from any further contact.

PLAYERS

14.

Bibs should only be used if absolutely necessary and should be worn once and not swapped between players. Bibs to be washed immediately after use.

PLAYERS

15.

When training, changing rooms should be avoided where possible.

PLAYERS

16.

Equipment (balls, bibs, cones, goal posts etc.) MUST be regularly cleaned and sanitised after every session. Ball handling should be kept to a minimum and the ball to be disinfected in breaks of play.

DM/MH/PM/SC

 

17.

Goalkeepers and goalkeeper coach should ensure they disinfect their gloves regularly during breaks in training or matches and should be thoroughly cleaned afterwards.

SN/MB/CM

18.

Hand sanitiser and handwash to be provided in players and officials dressing rooms. Players and Officials MUST sanitise hands before and after a game and in any scheduled breaks throughout the game or training session.

S Charlton/

S Crawford-provision

PLAYERS/OFFICIALS

19.

Strict cleaning schedule to be carried out following use of changing facilities.

S Crawford

20.

Separate warm up areas to be identified before any game in order to maintain a safe distance between players, to be identified by Home Match Day Secretary.

M Tweddle

21.

Doors/windows in changing areas to remain open wherever possible to aid ventilation.

P Mulley/S Charlton/

J Carlyle

22.

In advance of every match, a staggered arrival of each team should be arranged between the Managers/Coaches of each team.

DM/MH

23.

Social distancing in the changing rooms/showers MUST BE adhered to with staggered access being arranged and monitored by the Manager/Coaches of the respective teams.

DM/MH

24.

The changing rooms must be left entirely empty after use. Rubbish must be disposed of in bins provided.

PLAYERS/COACHES

25.

The Referee and Assistants to use the Boardroom prior to getting changed. Drinks will be provided in this room. They should not enter the Bar area. Bank details to be provided to the Treasurer along with expenses breakdown via email on the day of the match in order that they can be reimbursed electronically by the end of the following day.

REFS/ASSISTANTS

Sid Dent/J Carlyle provision

Diane D – fees

 

26.

After match refreshments can be collected from the outside serving hatch and may be consumed in the Boardroom by the Referee and Assistants only. Once the official playing season has begun, away teams can also collect after match refreshments from this location BUT should not enter the Clubhouse or Hospitality areas and should maintain social distancing whilst in the ground. The Home Team can access the Clubhouse for after match refreshments, if they so wish, subject to complying with the Covid 19 risk assessment for the Clubhouse.

J Carlyle

PLAYERS/REF/ASSISSTANTS

27.

Teams MUST NOT enter or exit the field of play collectively. The teams should stagger their arrival on the pitch and this will be pre-arranged with the match day officials.

PLAYERS/ P Mulley

28.

The Respect hand shake pre-match to be suspended. Goal celebrations to be discouraged.

PLAYERS/REF

29.

Technical areas to be extended to accommodate seating outside of the dugouts for adequate social distancing for substitutes and coaching staff.

Diane D/ P Mulley

30.

Physical team sheets will not be available. They can be sent electronically via photo or email if required, by the match day secretary.

M Tweddle

31.

Spectators are not permitted at training or matches until further notice.

 

32.

Boardrooms and hospitality are not available for Club Officials until further notice.

 

33.

Only Official League Pass Holders from each team are permitted entry into the Ground. Of these only 5 are allowed access into the Club Bar, in accordance with its Covid-19 risk assessment measures. Those who require access MUST inform the Match Day Secretary 24 hours in advance.  List of players and attending officials to be provided to Treasurer at least 48 hours in advance of every match.

Diane Dent

 

P Mulley

34.

Anyone permitted access to the bar area MUST follow its existing Covid-19 risk assessment measures which are clearly displayed and is available on the Club’s website.

All

35.

Home kit will be washed on site by the Kit person as soon as possible following use.

S Charlton

36.

Smoking or Vaping is not permitted within any indoor area and within 25 feet of any window or door within the ground.

All