COVID Safety Measures – October 2020

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

We are very much looking forward to the league new season starting on October 3rd.

Every Clapham Rangers parent should read these guidelines, self-assess and assess their child for COVID-19 symptoms before every training session or match. If you are symptomatic or living in a household with possible or actual COVID-19 infection you must not participate or attend and please inform the club immediately. You will also be asked via email to log into our registration system Love Admin (link here) and click both the ‘Consent to Play’ box and confirm you have read the Club’s COVID-19 guidelines.

Competitive match play is permitted with social distancing in place before and after the match, and in any breaks in play. We ask all parents to social distance on the touchline. Please do not jeopardise the players return to football by flouting these new social distancing rules and maintain a maximum of 6 at all times

NHS Covid-19 App Check-In – please download the NHS Covid-19 App and check in using the QR code with your team coordinator prior to the match, it is available here.  Your QR code is on the team coordinator’s ID sheet. The FA have asked all grassroots clubs to adhere to this as part of their track and trace procedure. 

Players should sanitise hands before and after a game as well as scheduled breaks throughout a game or training session. Coaches have been asked to have hand sanitiser but parents please to provide a bottle for their child. Water bottles are not to be shared and if possible, labeled.

Ball handling should be kept to a minimum with most contact via a boot

Excessive goal celebrations should be avoided and coaches will be reminded to ask their children to avoid bundling in groups unnecessarily

Equipment should not be shared, and goalkeepers should ensure they disinfect their gloves regularly in breaks in training or matches and thoroughly afterwards. Where possible, coaches should only handle equipment in training

Participants should follow best practice for travel including minimising use of public transport and walking or cycling if possible. People from a household or support bubble can travel together in a vehicle

The Club is “London County” FA affiliated with number  W-LON6187 and receives guidance from the Fa and London County FA on a regular basis (see video below)