Coronavirus Information

Dosthill Colts FC COVID-19 Officer

The club has appointed Sallyanne Tyler as COVID-19 Officer. Sallyanne is responsible for overseeing all our football activities, sharing best practices to ensure the safety of participants and spectators during the pandemic. Sallyanne is working closely with our team managers, administrators, facility providers, and her counterparts at other clubs.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Sallyanne. Her details are available here.

Risk Assessment

Sallyanne and the Exec Committee have published a risk assessment for the resumption of training and for matches at all our venues. This document is under constant review. The latest copy can be viewed here.

Health Self-Assessment

Prior to every training session or match, every parent/carer must conduct a health self-assessment on behalf of the player. A health self-assessment form has been provided and you are asked to consider the answer the each question. As per the form, if you have answered POSITIVE to any of the questions your child will not be able to attend training or matches until 2 weeks have passed. The COVID-19 Officer should be notified immediately.

Once you have submitted your initial form to your team manager/administrator as requested, you do not need to submit another form UNLESS any of the answers have changed.

Training Sessions

Please refer to these training guidelines specific to each venue which can be accessed here. These should be read in conjunction with the Risk Assessment.

Matches

All matches, whether home or away, friendlies or league arranged, are to be coordinated with the COVID-19 Officer until further notice. Sallyanne will work with the team managers/administrators and the opposition teams and her COVID-19 Officer counterpart, to share guidelines specific to the venue and the time of the match.

Track and Trace

It is a requirement for all clubs to keep a record of persons attending football activities for a minimum of 21 days, in order to assist with NHS Track and Trace. It’s important that you keep the team managers/administrators notified of your intended attendance/absence so they can plan accordingly. Under the current guidelines we cannot allow people to turn up ad-hoc, it must be by invitation only.

Start of the Season

The season is scheduled to start on September 12th and  13th. Already some of our teams have played friendlies and will continue to do so up until the start of the league programme. Until further notice please co-ordinate all fixtures (home and away) via the COVID-19 Officer.

COVID-19 Documents

Resources

Birmingham FA have provided a comprehensive guide to understanding the impact of coronavirus on football which can be accessed here.

The FA have produced guides for coaches and parents/carers.

UK Government. Read the latest information about the situation in the UK, along with guidance for what to do if you think you’re at risk. Go to NHSUK/coronavirus for information about the virus and how to protect yourself. Use the 111 online coronavirus service to check if you need medical help.