Covid-19 Return-to-Play Guidance
Guidance for Participants
- In all cases participants should follow government guidance applicable to their personal situation, additional local restrictions and in relation to travel to and from the venue.
- Participants MUST NOT attend training if they, or anyone in their household, have:
- A new and continuous cough
- A high temperature
- Loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste
- Been asked to self-isolate by Public Health England or Track & Trace.
- Players should arrive ready to train to minimise use of changing facilities at the venue.
- Participant should wear freshly washed sporting attire
- Participants should bring their own equipment where possible and avoid sharing equipment.
- Prior to training players must sanitise their hands and any equipment brought should be cleaned prior to use. Players will be asked to re-sanitise their hands throughout the training sessions and are advised to bring their own hand sanitiser for this purpose.
- Participants shall always practice social distancing. 2m is preferred but no less than 1m shall be maintained as a minimum.
- Resin MUST NOT be used.
- After the session participants should leave the venue promptly. It is recommended that transport home be available from 15 minutes prior to the end of the session to facilitate this.
- Participants should shower and change at home and wash clothes immediately after activity.
- Goal keepers should have a change of training attire when goal-keeping work is envisaged.
Additional Guidance for Coaches and Staff
- A register of everyone attending the session must be taken. This should include staff as well as players.
- Plan sessions to facilitate social distancing requirements.
- Avoid physical contact. There should be no tackling or close face to face training.
- No competitive match play should take place.
- Keep equipment well-spaced and allow time within the session to facilitate regular sanitation of equipment and hands.
- Training with balls and goalkeepers is permitted. However, for the first two weeks it is recommended that this is avoided or very much minimised.
- When using goal keepers, it is advised that they have a change of clothing available and should be advised to change during the session due to the extra contact time goal keepers may have with the ball and equipment.
- Participants should be in groups of no more than 6. However, more than 6 players can participate in training sessions.
Document updated 17th August 2020