Dilton Wasps FC

Covid-19 Control Measures

LocationBratton recreation ground
Potential HazardTransmission of COVID-19
ArrivalUp Upon arrival all parents will scan the QR code provided as part of track and trace as well as confirming their child has no Covid-19 symptoms and hasn’t been in the presents of anyone suspected or confirmed of having Covid-19.Low 
Hand Hygiene Hand gel will be provided at the beginning and end of the training session. If individuals are going to share equipment, including balls, always ensure the individuals’ hands are thoroughly cleansed using alcohol-based hand gel, if clean running water and soap are not available, before and after use.LowHand gel will be available via the Covid Officer or Covid delegate at any point during training.
First AidIf a player gets injured, a member of their household can aid them but others will still need to socially distance unless a life or limb-threatening injury necessitates compromising guidelines to provide emergency care.High If there is a first-aider or other medical personnel present, they should be equipped with the appropriate PPE to protect themselves and others if they need to compromise social-distancing guidelines to provide medical assistance. 
Medical NeedsIf you have additional disability or medical needs, please ensure that you have discussed this specifically with the club and coach. Then you can agree how/if these needs can be met within current Government Covid-19 and FA guidance.Low 
Equipment All training equipment will be disinfected by the coaches before the start and at the end of every training session.The players will train with one ball per person, with the exception of passing drills and set pieces ie corners / free kicks LowThe Covid officer/ coaches will have a bottle of spray disinfectant to regularly disinfect any equipment that has come into contact with skin ie throw ins 
Training Session All training sessions will be planned and executed following the FA Guidance on permitted Grassroots football activity during COVID-19-1 June 2020Training will be conducted in groups of no more than 30 (including the coaches and officials) When not playing a match or carrying out match based activities, players will be expected to maintain a strict 2m distance from other players and the coach. When not taking part in a specific training event or waiting their turn, players will be assigned an individual area marked with cones at least 2m from the coach or other team members Players and officials should sanitise hands before and after a game as well as scheduled breaks throughout a game or training session.HighThe Covid Officer will monitor the training groups to ensure the 2m social distancing rules are adhered to, any player constantly of flagrantly disregarding the2m rule will be asked to sit out for a period of time
Playing Matches and game based activitiesPre-match handshake should not happen. Instead players will be asked to hand-sanitise before kick-off; Team talk huddles should not take place. Team talks can take place, as long as social distancing is observed and held outdoors where possible; Warm-ups/cool-downs should always observe social distancing; Coaches, other team staff and substitutes are allowed, but must also always observe social distancing on touchlines/dug-outs. Social-distancing must also be observed during interactions when a substitution is being made;  Match preparation meetings by officials should be held by video call; Set plays – free kicks: referees and coaches should encourage players to get on with the game and not unnecessarily prolong set play set-up, such as defensive walls. Set plays – corners should also be taken promptly to limit prolonged close marking and goal posts should be wiped down before matches , after matches and at half time. Goal celebrations should be avoided. Interactions with referees and match assistants should only happen with players observing social distancing. Small-sided football should be modified to provide more regular hygiene breaks in activity. Players should be discouraged from touching boards at any time, with tackling against boards discouraged. Referees should consider stopping play when this happens.  Youth football coaches are encouraged to limit persistent close proximity of participants during match play (where young participants may be more likely to cluster around the ball) and provide regular hygiene breaks in activity.High 
Breaks in play/trainingAll participants must remain socially distanced during breaks in play, with spaced areas for equipment and refreshment storage for each individual including officials and substitutes. Coaching staff and substitutes, should, for example, spread out and avoid sharing a dug out or bench if social distancing cannot be observed. Players and officials should also observe social distancing during sin-bin instances.  
Ball transferThe nature of football means that the ball is not frequently handled. When the ball goes out of play it should not be retrieved by non-participants and should be retrieved using the feet rather than the hands where possible. LowWhere there are breaks in the game, or training, if throw-ins or handling has occurred the ball should be disinfected.
Toilet Facilities The toilet facilities will be cleaned before and after every training session.The toilet facilities will be for the use of everyone and cleaned after every use Low 
Changing rooms and showersChanging and shower facilities will                                              remain closed at this time; exceptions may be made where safety and safeguarding measures require their use. For example, to supporting players with disabilities, or when a child needs a  change of clothing etc.Low 
Self-ScreenUpon arrival all parents will confirm their child has no Covid-19 symptoms and hasn’t been in the presents of anyone suspected or confirmed of having Covid-19.Medium 
ShoutingThere is an additional risk of infection inclose proximity situations where people are shouting or conversing loudly. This particularly applies indoors (e.g. inside clubhouses) and when face to face. If possible, players should therefore avoid shouting or raising their voices when facing each other during, before and after games.Medium 
SpittingEveryone should refrain from spitting. If you need to sneeze or cough, you are encouraged to do so into a tissue or upper sleeve and advised to avoid touching your face. Ensure any tissues are disposed of in a sealed bin as soon as possibleMedium 
Drinking WaterPlayers will still require drinking water; bottles will need to be clearly labelled with their names to avoid confusion, and kept on their person.Low 
SpectatorsSupporters, parents, and other spectators should remain socially distanced whilst attending events. LowSpectator groups must be restricted to discrete six-person gathering limits and spread out, in line with wider Government guidance, ensuring space for officials, coaches and substitutes.
food or drink facilities Utilise serving hatches, where they exist, to minimise customers entering the building.Applying floor markings In accordance with Government social distancing measures to ensure social distancing when queuing.Medium 

Dilton Wasps as a club will be closely monitoring the infection rate (R rate) and following both guidance from the FA and government with regards to how long we can stay open and what activities we are able to undertake.

We will review this assessment every Month.

These measures are a temporary addition to the safeguarding policy; all previous safeguarding measures remain unchanged.

If you have any concerns please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the welfare or coaching team.