DURHAM CSFA: RISK ASSESSMENT for COUNTY TRIALS (September 2020)

FOOTBALL GUIDELINES

·           Players will be accompanied to and from playing areas by a member of staff.

·           Appropriate footwear and shin-pads to be worn by all players. Staff will check that boots are correctly studded and have been tied correctly.

·           Players’ watches and jewellery must be removed before play.

·           Warm / waterproof clothing to be worn by substitutes if appropriate.

·           DCSFA staff to check goalposts and nets for safety.

·           Playing areas and surrounds to be checked for dangerous items, including animal faeces, before play.

IDENTIFIED HAZARDS

WHO IS AT RISK?

NECESSARY CONTROL MEASURES

ACTION REQUIRED

Probability

Severity

Risk

Cross-contamination from pre-existing medical conditions

Players and accompanying Parents / Carers

Staff

Players and accompanying Parents / Carers to be notified that, if they have any Covid-related symptoms in the 14 days prior to the trial, they should self-isolate and NOT attend the trial.

Players and accompanying Parents / Carers to be notified that, if anyone in the household has had any COVID-related symptoms in the 14 days prior to the trial they should self-isolate and NOT attend the trial unless they have had a Covid test which has come back negative.

Staff to be notified that, if they have any Covid-related symptoms in the 14 days prior to the trial, they should self-isolate and NOT attend the trial.

No-one should attend if they have been informed by NHS Track & Trace that they should self-isolate.

Risk assessment and control measures to be notified to all DCSFA personnel in advance of the trials.

Risk assessment and control measures to be notified to players’ Parents / Carers in advance of the trials.

In advance of the trial, DCSFA will obtain full contact details and routine medical information of every player attending the trial. (The DCSFA will only use the contact information supplied in connection with Durham County SFA football contact.)

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12

Cross-contamination during travelling

Players and accompanying Parents / Carers

Staff

Players to be advised by e-mail, via parents, that they should only travel to / from trials in family groups in cars, or if this is not possible by public transport wearing a mask and accompanied by an adult.

Travel to / from trials should be in line with prevailing Government and The FA guidelines.

Staff to travel alone in cars.

Risk assessment and control measures to be notified to all DCSFA personnel in advance of the trials.

Risk assessment and control measures to be notified to players’ Parents / Carers in advance of the trials.

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12

Cross-contamination at venue

 

Players and accompanying Parents / Carers

Number of players at each trial to be limited to 39 (3 squads of 13 players).

Parents / Carers to be advised to limit numbers of accompanying adults and other family members.

Players to be advised by e-mail, via parents, that they should arrive at trials in their own clean playing kit, together with suitable warm/waterproof additional clothing and that changing rooms will be unavailable.

Players to be advised by Parents/Carers, that they must bring their own drinks in clearly labelled bottles in order to avoid any sharing. Bottles to be clearly spaced by pitch. No use of water sources at venue.

Players to ensure socially distanced queuing on arrival – DCSFA staff on hand to monitor.

DCSFA to provide hand-sanitizer. Players can choose to bring their own hand sanitizer in a container clearly marked with their name.

DCSFA staff to wear facemasks when in contact with players.

Risk assessment and control measures to be notified to players’ Parents / Carers in advance of the trials.

DCSFA to purchase hand sanitizer, sanitizer wipes, face coverings, plastic gloves, face shields and any other protective equipment deemed necessary

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4

12

Cross-contamination during trial

 

 

 

Players

Players to be fully briefed by DCSFA staff prior to trial re expectation and procedures: no spitting, no chewing gum, no handshakes, no celebrations.

Players to be issued with their own bib for the duration of the trial. No exchanging of bibs permitted. After trial, bibs will be collected, bagged and washed at minimum of 60ºC.

No throw-ins – restart via side foot pass from line – only goalkeepers wearing gloves allowed to handle the ball. When ball goes out of play it should be retrieved by using feet and not touched by hand.

Players to be reminded of the need to observe respiratory etiquette (cover mouth when coughing or sneezing) and to avoid handshakes, high-fives, hugs etc.

Ball to be changed regularly and sanitised (as will an individual’s hands) if touched inadvertently by hand/hands.

When not playing, players will observe socially distancing at a suitable distance away from the game being played. No leaning against fences, posts or other goals / equipment not in use. 

Any player showing Covid-related symptoms during the trial will be immediately withdrawn from the trial.

Re start play from corners and free kicks will be as quick as possible. A ‘free kick’ wall will be encouraged to be in place and the restart completed as quickly as possible.

Shouting by adults and players will be discouraged.

Instructions given to players will be brief, kept to a minimum and done at a socially accepted distance.

Risk assessment and control measures to be notified to players’ Parents / Carers in advance of the trials.

 

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12

Fatigue /

de-hydration during trial and

Inclement weather

 

Players

Warm up / cooling down fully completed and breaks in play for drinks minutes due to reduced recent full playing time. 

Players to be advised by e-mail, via Parents/Carers, that they must bring their own drinks in clearly labelled bottles in order to avoid any sharing. Bottles to be clearly spaced by pitch. No use of water sources at venue.

 

 

Risk assessment and control measures to be notified to players’ Parents / Carers in advance of the trials.

Players will be instructed by DCSFA staff not to handle any equipment.

Players will be instructed by DCSFA staff via Parents / Carers to bring warm and waterproof clothing in the event of inclement weather.

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3

9

Cross-contamination during trial

 

Staff

DCSFA staff administering first-aid to wear facemasks and surgical disposal gloves.

Staff to be reminded of the need to observe respiratory etiquette (cover mouth when coughing or sneezing) and to avoid handshakes, high-fives, hugs etc.

Any member of staff showing Covid-related symptoms during the trials will immediately withdraw from further involvement.

Risk assessment and control measures to be notified to all personnel in advance of the trials. Details of player requiring treatment noted.

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15

Cross-contamination during trial

 

Spectators

Spectators to be notified in advance of the need to remain outside the playing area and to keep socially distanced. No leaning against fences, posts, etc.

Spectators to be reminded of the need to observe respiratory etiquette (cover mouth when coughing or sneezing) and to avoid handshakes, high-fives, hugs etc.

Risk assessment and control measures to be notified to players’ Parents / Carers in advance of the trials.

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4

12

Changing facilities

Theft / Damage

Changing rooms unavailable (see above) except for designated toilet breaks for which access will be monitored by DCSFA staff.

DCSFA staff to fully brief all players.

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Cross-contamination after trial

 

Players and accompanying Parents / Carers, and others with whom they come into contact after the trial.

 

Players and accompanying Parents / Carers to be notified that, if they develop any Covid-related symptoms in the 14 days after the trial, they should self-isolate and notify the DCSFA immediately.

Players and accompanying parents / carers should leave the site immediately the trial finishes and avoid congregating in car parks and other areas.

In advance of the trial, DCSFA will obtain full contact details and routine medical information of every player attending the trial. This information will be retained by the DCSFA in order that all attendees can be notified in the event of anyone attending the trial displaying Covid-related symptoms in the 14 days after the trial.

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4

12

Cross-contamination after trial

 

Staff

Staff to be notified that, if they develop any Covid-related symptoms in the 14 days after to the trial, they should self-isolate and notify the DCSFA immediately.

 

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4

12

Environment 

 

Injuries to players

Check playing surface and   goalposts are in safe condition and securely weighted prior to trial starting.

DCSFA staff administering first-aid to wear facemask, face shield and surgical disposal gloves. Single-use materials will be double-bagged and safely disposed of.

DCSFA staff to check.

DCSFA to purchase hand sanitizer and appropriate protection equipment.

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Traffic in car park

 

Pedestrians and vehicle occupants

All cars to be parked in designated parking bays. Social distancing to be observed.

Facility restriction in place and observed.

To be notified to Parents / Carers in advance.

 

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PROBABILITY

1.

Extremely unlikely

2.

Possible but unlikely

3.

Conceivable

4.

Probably will happen at some time

5.

Almost certain to happen

SEVERITY

1.

No or minimum illness

2.

Medical treatment

3.

Medical treatment or isolation

4.

Critical infection or hospitalisation

5.

Fatality

 

CALCULATION OF RISK (P x S = R)

Score

Risk

Action

1 → 6

LOW

Action is not required to lower the risk. Time | Effort | Money is proportionate to the risk.

7 → 15

MEDIUM

Action may be required to control the risk. Immediate short-term measures may be required.

16 → 25

HIGH

Action is required urgently to control the risk. Further resources are almost inevitable.