Plymouth Parkway

Covid-19 Risk Assessment 

People or Area at Risk Risk Identified Actions Notes Person responsible   Date Completed  
Groundsman Welfare: machinery & maintenance shed Risk of cross-infection by multiple users of pitch maintenance tractor & mower Steering wheel, gear stick, handbrake & seat of the tractor & mower to be wiped down with surface cleanser by the groundsman after each use Surface cleanser & disposable paper towels to be supplied & kept in machinery/maintenance shed Ground Staff As required
Risk of cross-infection by multiple users of general tools The wearing of gloves should be encouraged for all users of tools from the maintenance shed. If bare hand contact is unavoidable the tools should be washed or wiped down with surface cleanser after use Surface cleanser & disposable paper towels to be supplied & kept in machinery shed Ground Staff As required
Cleaning Goal posts and corner flags Ground staff to ensure they are spray cleaned with V100 prior to start of the game and at Half Time Spray and V100 Ground Staff As required
Player Welfare One way system A one way system for entry to changing areas is to be used by all players, coaching staff and officials All playing staff and officials As required
Air Flow All doors and windows are to be left open to allow good air circulation and unnecessary touching of door/window handles Everyone As required
Dressing rooms Dressing rooms usage should be minimised, as much as possible however showers can be used inline government guidelines. Face coverings should be worn in high risk areas All playing staff and officials As required
All players and staff at risk of contamination The manager/coach is responsible for checking that all players attending the session are free from symptoms of Covid-19 and that the player is not awaiting test results for infection; all players will also be asked whether they are aware of any relatives that have symptoms or have been tested & awaiting test results. Any player that answers “yes” to any of these will not be permitted to join the match or training session. A player log will be created to record all match and training attendance and issues at each event. Manager Every training and match
General cleanliness Hand washing facilities with soap and water in place. Stringent hand washing taking place. Drying of hands with disposable paper towels. Gel sanitisers in any area where washing facilities not readily available Players, Staff and Officials to be reminded on a regular basis to wash their hands for 20 seconds with water and soap and the importance of proper drying with disposable towels. Also reminded to catch coughs and sneezes in tissues – Follow Catch it, Bin it, Kill it and to avoid touching face, eyes, nose or mouth with unclean hands. Tissues will be made available throughout the workplace. Posters, leaflets and other materials are available for display. Everyone Ongoing
Changing rooms – players access for pre-kick off/ half time team talk Only the Manager, Assist Manager and head coach plus the starting eleven. Manager, Assist Manager and head coach ensure 11 is the maximum The manager Ongoing
Changing rooms – toilets, basins and showers Check & ensure toilets, showers & hand basins are clean at least 1 hour before kick-off Check toilets & hand basins before half-time & before the final whistle (cleaning as required); After the players & officials have vacated the changing rooms after the match a final check will be undertaken. Disposable gloves, surface cleanser & disposable paper towels to be purchased. Person to be nominated to undertake these duties on each event. Nominated person from each club for each changing room As required
Changing rooms – contact surfaces (door handles, door posts, seats, coat hooks, etc) The Changing Room a nominated person at latest 1 hour before kick-off clean-down all contact surfaces; After the players & officials have vacated the changing rooms after the match a final check will be undertaken. Disposable gloves, surface cleanser & disposable paper towels to be purchased Nominated person from each club for each changing room As required
Water bottles All players are encourage to supply their own water bottle which is labelled with a name or number Team physio As required
Goalkeepers GK’s are advised to sanitise their gloves regularly Goalkeeper As required
Shouting Players and coaches should avoid shouting or raising their voices This will reduce the risk of spread Players and coaches As required
Injury treatment Physios are advised to wear face coverings ad gloves and plastic aprons at all times when dealing with an injury and avoid touch your mouth, eyes or nose. Physios should keep a record of participants they have treated. Supply apron and gloves. Physios will be instructed on how to remove gloves carefully to reduce contamination and how to dispose of them safely. Physio As required
Social distancing Social Distancing – Only players, coaches and managers are allowed in the technical areas Staff to be reminded on a regular basis of the importance of social distancing. Substitutes must observe the Social Distancing measures as far as reasonably practicable and may sit on grass area near technical areas but must wear face coverings Coaches and players As required
Outside toilets Overcrowding of toilets Signage to be erected on the Ladies & Gents toilet entry doors stating “Max 2 people in this area at one time” Print signs & erect Club secretary 15/08/2020
Cleanliness of toilets Check & ensure toilets, & hand basins are clean at least 1 hour before kick-off Check toilets & hand basins before half-time & before the final whistle (cleaning as required); After the players & officials have vacated the changing rooms after the match a final check will be undertaken. Appoint steward to check toilets on match days. Surface cleanser & disposable paper towels to be purchased. Nominated person from each club for each changing room As required
Away match travel Away matches – travel may be by the team coach Coach windows should be open to increase ventilation; all people on the coach should wear face coverings, seating in the coach should be arranged to maximise the spacing between people. On entering the coach everyone should sanitise their hands & at the end of the journey, at the destination, with soap & water. At the end of the journey the coach driver should wipe down all door handles & seats with surface cleanser Hand sanitiser to be provided by the Club; surface cleansing by the coach driver. Everyone travelling to supply their own face mask. Players, Coaches, Club Officials & travelling Spectator As required
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