Return to football – March 29th

Tomorrow (March 29th) will see the current Covid-19 restrictions ease slightly meaning the return of outdoor football.

Whether you are a manager, player or supporter of Aylsham Football Club here is what you need to know:

Guidance for when visiting Youngs Park:

  • No spectators are allowed at Youngs Park at this point of the government road map.
  • On entry to the playing field all coaches and players must sanitise at the designated station.
  • Only one parent or guardian per player will be permitted entry for safeguarding purposes.
  • All adult visitors must scan the QR Code for the NHS Test and Trace app.
  • The club house is only to be used for toilets. A face covering must be when when inside (if over the age of 11).
  • Social Distancing must adhere to at all times
  • Spectators are asked not to touch any balls or equipment with their hands.
  • We have strict entry and exit points. See below.

Please follow the entry and exit rules.

Guidance for players and officials:

  • Only one parent or guardian per player will be permitted entry.
  • Goal celebrations should be avoided.
  • Handshaking, high-fives, or group goal celebrations will not be permitted.
  • Team talk huddles should not take place; however, team talks can take place as long as social distancing is observed.
  • When the ball goes out of play it should not be retrieved by a non-participant and should be retrieved using feet rather than the hands where possible.
  • Players should refrain from spitting.
  • If a player gets injured, a member of their household or support bubble can aid them, but others will still need to socially distance unless a life or limb-treating injury necessitates compromising guidelines to provide emergency care.
  • All the equipment used will be sanitised before the match, half time and after the match. This includes goals and footballs.
  • Hand sanitizer is provided at all entrance to the premises with signage displayed.
  • Access to the toilets is permitted but youth players must be escorted by a member of their household or support bubble.
  • The club will support track and trace system by managers having name and contact information of players participating in the match.
  • All the guidance for Covid-19 will have been explained to all participants before game play.

Our full risk assessment document can be viewed below. This is to be circulated to all visiting teams:

ACSLtd Youngs Park Covid19 Risk Assessment 27March21final

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