Covid protocols – Moredon FC

Shared by Keith White to get you started. This is not endorsed as a complete checklist by the League, but we recognise this as helpful.

  • For pre-season matches it is in the interest of the clubs to officiate the games themselves providing they complete and distribute the suggested FA Risk assessment (and it is signed by the relevant club officials) to the opposition club, the league in which they are affiliated to, and (if necessary, a pre agreed match official)
    1. Where a club uses facilities provided by the local council they should also obtain written confirmation that the facilities are deemed to be “Covid ready” (in line with government advice relating to the use of indoor facilities)
  • Clubs wishing to take part in preseason training or matches should be affiliated to an approved league, and hold relevant insurance (with certificate being supplied to the league)
  • Any club not able to supply both a risk assessment and insurance certificate will not be authorised to commence training/matches and will subsequently be in breach of the regulations surround lockdown relaxation and liable to enforcement action (as defined within the UK Laws relating to sporting events in public)
  • Providing points 1 – 3 are adhered to, a club can commence with preseason training and/or matches and should then follow the following checklist:
    1. Upon arrival to facilities club match equipment should be immediately disinfected
    2. Players should arrive with shorts and socks ready and only change into shirts when no “covid ready” changing facilities are available.
    3. Players should not share drinking bottles
    4. Referees and match fees should be transferred ahead of matches to eliminate any cash changing hands
    5. A full list of players and attendees (including contact details) should be provided to the opposition club secretary (and officials if necessary) prior to the game (with NO exceptions) to ensure everyone present can be contacted by track and trace operatives should the need arise.