COVID CLUB CHECKLIST

Club Checklist Full Information for Club Covid Officers to pass onto teams and take responsibility for – March 2021

This information sheets summarises all the measures the clubs and its members, volunteers,

parents and spectators need to take into account for all matches.

It is essential that everyone involved in the clubs both familiarises themselves with everything to do with Covid 19 but also adhere to all the advice, paperwork required and protocols so that we are all kept safe and the activity can continue, as it will be stopped if there are constant breaches or those not adhering will be asked to take a break from the league until the restrictions are relaxed.

In order to get back to playing in the league what should clubs being doing now?

1. Have an assigned a Covid Officer(s) within club and add to profile on Engage (if not already done so last year)

2. Familiarise themselves with updated Restart document and Care Package and modified rules on England                  Netball website

3. Complete/update a risk assessment form

4. Complete/update a risk mitigation form

Colchester Netball League Committee will support with:

1. Two appointed Covid Officers Sam Harwood and Amy Longhurst

2. Website has Covid section

3. League Risk Assessment and Risk Mitigation forms will be updated and will be shared with

    the clubs.

4. Support for clubs updating their Risk Assessments and Risk Mitigation if required

5. Pre league Zoom meeting for teams to be arranged in early May 21st 2021

6. We aim to commence the Summer league on Monday 10th May 2021

Before you think about returning to the league.

All players, officials, coaches, team managers and other volunteers who are involved with a team and at matches MUST:

Have joined or re-joined the England Netball Membership scheme

Have read Personal Risks to make them aware of the risks for those in the medium and high-risk categories:

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Risks-associated-with-netball

personal-risk-assessment-template

If they have had Covid 19, they should check with their GP that it is ok to return to netball.

Once these are done, they should complete an Opt In form (this includes any umpires, coaches or other volunteers involved in club). It should be stipulated that there is no pressure to return it’s their choice. The form to complete is this and should be kept by club. You would have done this last year but it has to be done again for this year according to EN guidance.

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Opt-In-guidance-23.3.21.pdf

Familiarised themselves with Restart document and modified rules on England Netball website.

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EN-Restart-Guidance-March.pdf

The link to the Care Package is England Netball | COVID-19 Care Package which all members would have received it’s really important they read this before returning to netball so please encourage your members to read to avoid future confusion.

Pre-checks - returning to sessions

So, after checking all the above first and foremost if you suspect you or anyone in your family have Covid symptoms or you may have been in close contact with anyone you MUST NOT attend training or matches. The main symptoms are:

  •  a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

Please ask anyone involved in your team including support people, umpire, coach etc to look at Pre-Travel Health Screening form below to double check before setting off. If they answer yes to any of these questions the message is to stay at home.

If you have symptoms you must self-isolate and apply for a test online or call 119. Do not under any circumstances come to the match

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Health-Screening-Template-

   Updated-23.3.21.pdf

TEST & TRACE - The Government required facilities to display an NHS QR code that any netball attendees must scan. To support NHS Test and Trace, all netball organisations (clubs) must hold attendance records for 21 days. This reflects the incubation period for coronavirus, which can be up to 14 days and an additional 7 to allow time for testing and tracing.

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Test-and-Trace-in-Netball-Protocol-

 updated-23.3.21.pdf

Finally, please could we request that players go to the loo just before you set off to save toilet visits at the venue as much as possible

Any attendee who develops symptoms up to 48 hours after any netball activity must report to NHS test and trace and notify the Club Covid Officer. The person who is positive will be given advice from NHS test and trace as to who needs to be contacted as every situation will be different. You will be able to get these contact details from the Club Covid Officer. The Club Covid Officer must in turn contact the League Covid Officer.

Travelling to venue

Government Guidance on travel and public transport can be found on this link please ensure you read it and follow the guidelines Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer travel guidance for passengers - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Arrival at venue

If you are the 7pm match please arrive no earlier than 6.45pm, please stay in car if arrive earlier. Please do not congregate in groups outside the courts, please go straight to your court and team – please respect social distancing whilst on site

If you are the 8.30pm match please arrive no earlier than 8.20pm, please stay in car if arrive earlier as we need to allow time for the previous teams to leave. Please do not congregate in groups outside the courts, please go straight to your court and team – please respect social distancing whilst on site

There is an entry and exit gate to come onto site please come in the large green front gates and exit via small side gate.

If using the toilets inside the centre you must enter by front entrance and exit through back entrance. YOU MUST NOT enter the back entrance under any circumstance as there is a one-way system in place. The toilets are not open where the changing rooms as that whole area is locked down.  

Court etiquette

  • Court 1 and 2 enter and exit using main front gate

  • Court 3 and 4 enter and exit using side gate by court 4

  • Courts 5 and 6 enter and exit using first gate by court 5

  • Court 7 and 8 enter and exit using far gate by court 8

  • Court 9 enter and exit using main front gate

  • Court 10 enter and exit using side gate by court 10

We will be using all Courts for 7pm game and Courts 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 9 for the 8.30pm matches, as the lighting repairs have not been completed.

The HOME team will always be based at the top of the courts (near gates you go in) and the AWAY team will always be based at the bottom of the courts (furthest end from the gates), these will be your ‘benches’ for the duration of the game. The bench may consist of players and coach/team manager.

PLEASE MAKE SURE EVERYONE KNOWS IN YOU TEAM IF YOU ARE THE HOME TEAM OR AWAY TEAM AND WHERE THEY SHOULD PUT THEIR BAGS

Umpires and Scorers placement

Court 1, 2, 3, 4 – remain back-to-back and do not go beyond centre circle for half you are not umpiring in. Scorers stand at one end or other away from bench and move when quarter time.

Court 4 umpires ok as not using court 3 – scorers stand on court 3 away from umpire and bench

Courts 5 and 6 umpires ok as good space by fences – scorers stand away from umpire and bench

Court 7 and 8 umpires ok as good space by fences – scorers stand away from umpire and bench

Court 9/10 umpires between 9 and 10 remain back-to-back and do not go beyond centre circle for half you are not umpiring in. Scorers stand at one end or other away from bench and move when quarter time.

If you have scorer’s they must have their own pad and pencil, they cannot be shared or make sure you have enough pads, bits of paper, pens to keep score. We are relaxing the rule for scorers in Division 1 and 2 for this league, scorers will be optional.

We advise Umpires/Scorers are paid via BACS rather than cash.

There are NO SPECTATORS allowed under any circumstances, this is a directive by the centre and England Netball and if anyone is seen they will be asked and expected to leave, please respect this otherwise we will not be able to use the facility.

For the players, please make sure you bring:

  • Your own hand sanitiser

  • Your own water bottle which should not be shared

  • Bag to keep everything safe and socially distanced courtside

For the teams/team manager/coach/captain please make sure you bring

  • Spray or wipes to clean your ball and the post after each quarter (this will be the post you are nearest to when you return to your benches) the centre will clean posts before game and after so just after quarter 1,2,3.

  • Enough sets of bibs to allow for substitutions, bibs must NOT be shared under any circumstances

  • Separate bag to put dirty bibs in

  • Score card which only one person will touch and complete, opposition will fill out a separate card

  • Two bags to double bag any waste material you may have (wipes, used first aid etc). Please secure after the match and take with you to dispose of.

For Umpires and Scorers

  • Your own hand sanitiser

  • Your own water bottle which should not be shared

  • Bag to keep everything safe and socially distanced courtside

  • Whistles must NOT be shared under any circumstances

  • Umpire pad if scoring match as well

  • Timer – If scorer timing will need to have own timer e.g., phone if no stopwatch

  • Scorers must bring their own pad and pencil they cannot use umpire’s pad

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Sanitation-procotal-23.03.21

Before and During Match for all

  • Hands must be sanitised upon arrival of netball activity

  • At breaks, please ensure everyone sanitises their hands, just before taking to the court and that the balls and posts are sanitised.

  • Used bibs stored safely

Modified game to be played

After Match

Parents/carers please do not arrive too early to collect players or remain in your car until match is finished and please socially distance

Captains/Team Managers to photo scoresheet and send digitally to Summer League secretary

Take all belongings, equipment away and rubbish away

Depart from specific gate, do not congregate, go straight home do not go to changing rooms

Please leave straight after match, especially 7pm matches as we have to make way for 8.30pm matches and through the designated gate. Please remember social distancing and no congregating.

It is very important that players take all their property home with them as we will have to dispose of anything left behind especially water bottles

Any attendee who develops symptoms up to 48 hours after any netball activity must report to NHS test and trace and notify the Club Covid Officer. The person who is positive will be given advice from NHS test and trace as to who needs to be contacted as every situation will be different. You will be able to get these contact details from the Club Covid Officer. The Club Covid Officer must in turn contact the League Covid Officer.

Your safety is key so please do everything to keep us all safe. If the league finds there are breaches of rules players or teams may be asked to leave the league or the league may cease.

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