Covid  Club Official required

Covid Club Official required

By Des Fox
22 February
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For possible return to training


Each Club should appoint a Club Covid Officer to help assist in ensuring that the Club has taken the appropriate measures to resume activity. The Club ultimately has the responsibility to ensure that there are risk assessments in place for the Club and the activity that is taking place, however, to assist in the implementation of these a Covid Officer should be introduced to ease the burden and be a lead in this area. The Club Committee shall ensure that the appointed person will receive all necessary support to undertake the role. The Covid Officer should not put themselves at risk whilst carrying out the role. Duties of the role should include: • Being aware of and understanding government guidelines, first aid protocols, communicating these with relevant club volunteers and monitoring that these are strictly adhered to especially in terms of the 2m social distancing rules and the training activity undertaken by the Club. (This is subject to change) • Ensuring that players have completed the Return to Play health questionnaires for each training session and match and shall ensure the Club keeps records of these as they may be requested by the RFL. • Providing safety information and protocols to all players, coaching personnel and parent/guardians prior to the reopening of Club grounds. • Having a central system to monitor the record of attendees at training within the Club • Ensuring relevant club volunteers are aware of the need to regularly clean and sanitise all relevant welfare facilities and equipment after each session (e.g. balls, door handles, cleaning toilet). • Making necessary representations to the Club Committee about any COVID-19 concerns. • Reporting any areas of non-compliance immediately to the Club Committee and ensuring that these are addressed. • Keeping up to date on all relevant guidelines issued by HSE and the RFL. In the case of players or coaching personnel experiencing or displaying COVID-19 symptoms the Covid Officer should Inform the Club Committee if there is a confirmed case or if they have been made aware of an individual with COVID-19 symptoms. • If there is a confirmed case ensuring that test and trace protocols are followed (see section 4). All players, officials, volunteers and spectators must undergo a self-assessment for any COVID-19 symptoms. No-one should leave home to participate in sport if they, or someone they live with, has symptoms of COVID -19 currently recognised as any of the following: • A high temperature • A new, continuous cough • A loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste Should an individual have demonstrated any such symptoms, they must follow NHS and PHE guidance on self-isolation All Individuals should: • Wash their hands thoroughly before and after sessions (and when returning home); • Use hand sanitiser at regular intervals (N.B. Children, particularly younger ones, are not always as aware about good hygiene, so special attention should be paid to children’s hand hygiene.) More advice can be found here. There is further guidance on cleaning available here

Please call club Secretary Des Fox on 07984579810

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