Match day Covid-19 risk assessment

What are the hazards?
Who might be harmed Controls Required Additional Controls
Action by who? Action by when? Done
Spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus

Players Coaches Other training parties MDC Staff

Hand Washing Follow standard hand washing guidance prior to session Hand sanitiser to be available at training Participants encouraged to bring personal hand sanitiser Participants to refrain from handshakes, high fives and other hand-to-hand contact Further Cleaning/Hygiene Equipment to be cleaned prior to session Equipment to be handled by as few people as possible All match day kit to be designated to each player. They will be responsible for washing and maintaining that kit. Participants to bring own water/drinks bottles – Encourage bottles to be labelled and made separate Participants must refrain from spitting All shared equipment should be cleaned at earliest opportunity after session Participants should wash hands after the session has finished Players to provide own bibs/substitute Social Distancing Avoid formal or social person-to-person contact such as handshakes, group goal celebrations Training can consist of 2 or more groups of 6 (including coach). Groups to be kept separate. Participants should be encouraged to leave the venue after the session has finished and not congregate Travel to and from the venue in compliance with government guidelines

Use of Changing Rooms Changing rooms to be cleaned with appropriate cleaning agents prior to use. Changing room used for changing and showers only. No loitering. Staggered use of changing room. Team talk and tactics all to be completed outside.

Contact with Match Officials and Opposition Both teams and officials to use tunnel separately. Team sheets to be distributed electronically. Payments to be made electronically if possible. Traditional greetings to be discouraged. Pre-match handshake suspended until further notice.

Use of match day volunteers Minimal number of volunteers on site for every match day. All volunteers need to be members. No friends/family/visitors allowed on-site to watch game, unless in a volunteering capacity (until further notice). Working groups to submit numbers of volunteers and reasoning of attendance at least 24 hours before KO. All volunteers need to maintain public health guidance when on site, including social distancing and wearing of PPE where possible.

Coaches should ensure football activity follows the latest government guidance. Temperature of players and coaches will be checked on arrival and before entering changing rooms, via infrared thermometer. Anybody with a temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius or above, will be asked to leave the vicinity immediately. MDC Covid-19 policy must also be adhered to Participants must conduct self-check prior to attending for any of the identified symptoms Anyone presenting with a dry, persistent cough or high temperature to be asked to leave the session immediately (Finance to reimburse cost of washing kit?)

Depending on size of changing room, limit numbers at a time so all players can socially distance whilst changing. Recommended that warm up groups same as groups in changing room at same time.