COVID-19

Coronavirus Update

This page has been put together to keep our Schools, Parents, Young People and Followers updated on the position of Saints Southwest. 

Saints Southwest as a registered Community Interest Company (CIC) is undergoing, as many businesses are, very worrying times. Our main objective is to ensure that all Saints Southwest activity remains beyond this international crisis, and we reduce the impact this will have on our workforce’s lives. 

If anyone is in a position to financially support Saints Southwest during this period of difficulty, please donate via the button below...

Please see links to all the current government guidelines 

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/education-and-childcare

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmrYuT0_fZA&rel=0

  • Wash hands keep washing your hands regularly

  • Cover face wear a face-covering in enclosed spaces

  • Make space and stay at least a metre apart

  • Do NOT gather in groups bigger than 6 form two households. 

Player & Participant 

Pre Session

  • READ this guidance fully and understand the Do’s and Don’ts

  • DO NOT attend if you, any of your household or person you have come into contact with have any signs or symptoms of Coronavirus

  • YOU MUST now bring your Football to training (from 1st August), on arrival and departure you will soak your ball in the bucket of disinfectant cleaner

  • YOU MUST now bring your own Saints Southwest sanitiser (from 1st August) to all training and matches

  • Arrive wearing full training or match kit (freshly washed)

  • Bring your drinks bottle, bag, sanitiser etc

  • Wash your hands prior to leaving home

  • Use the toilet before leaving for training to reduce need to use on site

  • On arrival, stay in your car until instructed by your coach who will then escort you and your teammates to the playing area(s)

  • Use hand sanitiser when entering the training facility

 

During Session

  • 2 METER RULE remains in place during periods of inactivity

  • DO NOT touch ANY equipment set out unless instructed to do so. This includes picking up Footballs, cones etc.

  • Adhere to our strict protocol and instructions at all times

  • No team goal celebrations are permitted

  • Set plays must be taken quickly

  • Players should adhere to the FA Covid Code of Behaviour (no spitting or shouting)

 

Post Session

  • Use hand sanitiser when leaving the training facility

  • Soak ball in bucket of disinfectant on departure

  • Leave in a professional manner

Parent & Specator 

Pre Session

  • READ this guidance fully and understand the Do’s and Don’ts

  • READ the waiver and risk assessment

  • DO NOT attend if you, any of your household or person you have come into contact with having any signs or symptoms of Coronavirus

  • SPEAK with your child about the protocol on your journey

  • Use toilets before leaving to reduce the need to use on-site

  • Ensure yourself and your child adhere to social distancing rules

  • Use hand sanitiser when entering the training facility

 

During Session

  • 2 METER RULE. Remain socially distanced at all times (no touching or close contact)

  • Parents may spectate from designated spectator area ONLY

  • Adhere to our strict protocol at all times

  • Clearly follow instructions set out by Saints Southwest team

 

Post Session

  • Parents must ensure they are present at least 15 minutes before the end of the session to collect their child

  • Leave in a professional manner

Coaches & Staff

Pre Session

  • READ this guidance fully and understand the Do’s and Don’ts and attend all staff meetings - online or in person 

  • DO NOT attend if you, any of your household or person you have come into contact with having or showing any signs or symptoms of Coronavirus

  • EXPLAIN the key rules to your players before each activity

  • Freshly washed kit

  • Have your own equipment, fully cleaned using materials provided

  • Plan sessions appropriately and liaise with assistant coaches. Use resources available to support

  • Use toilets before leaving for training to reduce the need to use on-site

  • Travel alone to training as car sharing is not advised

  • Arrive early enough to set up the session(s) with assistant coaches, have a team brief and be ready to meet players at least 5 minutes before the session is due to begin

  • Use hand sanitiser when entering the training facility

 

During Session

  • 2 METER RULE. Remain socially distanced at all times (no touching or close contact)

  • ENCOURAGE, PRAISE AND SUPPORT. Players have been out of the game for a long time, many will have anxiety and worries. Reassure and create a fun and safe environment.

  • ENSURE players, parents and coaches adhere to our strict protocol at all times

  • WARM-UPS, COOL DOWNS AND INTERVENTIONS social distancing must be adhered

  • Bibs are not to be used unless can avoid sharing

  • Clearly follow instructions set out by Lead Coaches/Safeguarding Lead

  • Limit touching of equipment

  • If first aid needs to be administered, try to administer keeping with the 2-meter rule, if not possible use PPE

 

Post Session

  • Escort players back to the car park to meet parents. Ensure each player is collected/’signed out’

  • Clean equipment using materials provided

Participant Sanitiser 

PLAYER SANITISER

 

In line with the latest FA guidance and our risk assessment, please see below information regarding new individual player sanitiser bottles.

 

Under current guidelines, it is essential all players have their own sanitiser at training and matches.

 

We have partnered with an organisation who will be supplying us with 150ml bottles for each player (purchased for just £3.00 + transaction fee). It is important to note this sanitiser is NHS and WHO approved.

 

We must ensure all players purchase and use this specific type of sanitiser so we can ensure appropriate hygiene measures in line with our risk assessment.

 

It is vitally important that players remember to bring their sanitiser to all Saints Southwest activity, becoming part of the new normal when packing up your kit!

 

Furthermore, we have made a large purchase of disinfectant sprays to ensure equipment and balls are cleaned appropriately before, during and after activity.

PURCHASE HERE: https://www.saintssouthwest.co.uk/shop-saintssouthwest

Risk Assessments & Support Guidance 

SAINTS SOUTHWEST RISK ASSESSMENTS

 

  1. CLICK HERE FOR DEVON REGIONAL SQUAD PHASE THREE RISK ASSESSMENT

  2. CLICK HERE FOR SOMERSET REGIONAL SQUAD PHASE THREE RISK ASSESSMENT

 

FA ADVICE

 

  1. CLICK HERE FOR LATEST GUIDANCE FROM THE FA ON FOOTBALL RESTART

  2. CLICK HERE FOR LATEST GUIDANCE FOR COMPETITIVE FOOTBALL RESTART

  3. CLICK HERE FOR LATEST FAQs FOR COMPETITIVE FOOTBALL RESTART

  4. CLICK HERE FOR LATEST GUIDANCE FOR COACHES

  5. CLICK HERE FOR LATEST ADVICE FOR PARENTS AND CARERS

  6. CLICK HERE FOR LATEST ADVICE FOR ADULT PLAYERS

  7. CLICK HERE FOR LATEST FIRST-AID GUIDANCE ON RETURN TO PLAY

  8. CLICK HERE FOR LATEST SAFEGUARDING GUIDANCE ON RETURN TO PLAY

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