RETURN TO PLAY
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1. RETURN TO PLAY


Our main priority is the safety of our members – players, parents coaches and other volunteers, and of our visitors.

Set out below are the guidelines that need to be followed during this phased return to play. To keep everyone safe, please read these guidelines carefully.

The guidelines follow the latest Government Guidance for the public on the phased return of outdoor sport and recreations in England updated 17 July, and FA Guidance of 19th July 2020 on returning to play as safely as possible.

This current guidance allows for contact training in groups of up to 30. This does not apply to matchday, although many venues are currently closed to spectators – with some allowing, as an exception, one parent only per under 18 player.

You must maintain social distancing before and after the training session. All spectators etc must maintain social distancing at all times.

Further to the FA Guidance issued on the 19th July 2020, we have developed our approach to safe participation. This is summarised in the documents found in this section.

If at ANY time you answer 'yes' to any of the following questions you must NOT attend training or a match and should stay at home:

  • a new continuous cough
  • shortness of breath
  • a sore throat
  • loss of or a change in normal sense of taste or smell
  • feeling generally unwell
  • been in close contact with/living with a suspected or confirmed case of COVI-19 in the previous two weeks

Club Covid-19 Officer - David Kwiatek

each team has its own Designated Covid-19 Officer who is responsible on match days for providing the safety briefing and acting as a point of contact:

  • u9/u10 Girls - Andrew Hobson
  • u12 Girls - Lizzie Pacey
  • u16 Boys - Jim Whitby
  • Ladies - David Kwiatek