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Walmley Colron Football Club Training Risk Assessment

Downloadable spreadsheet: COVID-19_Risk_Assessment_for_Training_Sessions

Risk Risk Sub Category/Details Mitigating Actions Impact
Safeguarding Non-compliance with normal FA Safeguarding procedures Coaches are familiar with and have also revisited FA Safeguarding Policies and Procedures. Normal FA Safeguarding Policies and procedures complied with.
Lack of consent or knowledge of the revised guidelines we will be operating under Written consent will be required before a player is able to participate in a training session. Risk Assessment will be shared with parents prior to first session. Consent obtained upfront, parents/players aware of new guidelines.
Non-Compliance with FA updated guidance during COVID-19. Groups will be no bigger than six people (note that this figure includes the coach). Training groups and times will be notified in advance. Updated FA guidance complied with.
Cross contamination and spreading of virus Parents/Players who could be COVID-19 positive are present at training session Request that any player/parent who is symptomatic or living in a household with someone who has possible or confirmed Covid-19 remains at home. Minimised risk of a parent/player who is symptomatic attending a training session.
Parents/Players do not have clean hands before leaving for training Parents/Players asked to wash hands before leaving for training. Ideally each player has own small bottle of hand sanitiser to use before session, if not then the coach will administer at arms length. Hands will be clean at start of the training session thereby minimising risk of contamination.
Travel Only parents/players from same household to travel together in the same car. No contamination/spreading risk.
Players/Parents mixing with previous or next training group as they arrive or leave Staggered training start / finish times sessions on a rota to limit numbers at Eldon Distance should be maintained at all times.
Toilet breaks will lead to players mixing indoors Toilet facilities will be available on site – 1 player at a time to use No contamination/spreading risk.
Mixing of player groups Players will remain in their group of 6 or less with no swapping or mixing of groups. No contamination/spreading risk.
Sharing of drinks Players asked to bring own, clearly identifiable water bottle, preferably with name on it, and place in one of the empty designated “player equipment” areas. No contamination/spreading risk.
Training session requires players to be less than 2m apart Coaches to design practices specifically for these training sessions and not use previous practices. Distance should be maintained at all times.
Players ignoring requirement to keep 2m distance Coach will adopt a position in which he can observe the whole group. Player will be warned on first offence, made to sit out for 2 minutes on second offence and asked to sit out for rest of session if behaviour continues. Distance should be maintained at all times.
Tying of shoelaces Parents to ensure players can tie own laces or remain on site during the session so they can assist if required. Distance should be maintained at all times.
Players touching equipment Players warned not to touch equipment or handle the ball – contact should be with foot only. No bibs will be used and equipment will not be shared between groups. Equipment will be cleaned after use. Minimised risk of contamination.
Players sneezing or coughing Players warned to cover mouth with tissue or sleeve – not hands! Tissues to be placed in bin and hands to be sanitised immediately before resuming training. Minimised risk of contamination/spreading.
Parents/Players do not have clean hands before leaving for training Ideally each player has own small bottle of hand sanitiser to use after session, if not then the coach will administer at arms length. Parents/Players asked to wash hands as soon as they arrive home. Hands will be clean at end of the training session thereby minimising risk of contamination.
Injury/First Aid Injury to player means those assisting are unable to keep 2m distance – MAJOR Adult (if not in same household) will put on PPE (mask gloves as a minimum) before assisting. CPR masks are carried as standard part of first aid kit. PPE immediately disposed of thereafter. Minimised risk of contamination/spreading.
Injury to player means those assisting are unable to keep 2m distance – MINOR (TLC) Parent/Guardian to tend to player Minimised risk of contamination/spreading.
Lack of fitness Players are not pushed too hard physically on return. Sessions limited to one hour initially. Minimised risk of injury.
Communication Parents/Players are unaware of the new guidelines that training sessions will be conducted under Risk Assessment will be shared with all parents prior to first session. Parents required to talk through with players prior to first session. Parents/Players are all aware of the new guidelines.

N.B. The above risks are mainly in relation to COVID-19. It is assumed that risks existing pre COVID-19 still apply if not specifically mentioned above.