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COVID-19 Return to Play Guidelines

COVID-19 RETURN TO PLAY GUIDELINES

June 2, 2020

PSL UNITED SC (COVID-19) Response Plan

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are proposing the following guidelines to ensure the safety and health of our trainers, volunteers, parents and our players. These proposed changes are aligned with the Center for Disease Control (CDC), National Institute of Health (NIH) and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines and are subject to change as the pandemic and local restrictions are updated.

As government and local jurisdictional policies are updated, we will be in communication with the players and families to ensure you are up to date on any changes to these guidelines.

The following guidelines have been recommended. Please be aware that this
is not a substitute or should replace any guidelines that have been issued by the CDC, NIH, WHO, or government requirements.

At Home:

1. Wash your hands for 20 seconds and do it often.

  1. Wet your hands under running water and apply soap
  2. Lather your hands
  3. Scrub hands for at least 20 seconds (hum “Happy Birthday” song twice)
  4. Rinse your hands under clean water
  5. Dry your hands using a clean tower or air dry.

2.    Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

3.    Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

4.    Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Wash your hands thoroughly after (See 1).

5.    Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe that has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency.

6.    Follow the CDC recommendations for using a face mask++

7.    Please communicate with your team administrator of non-attendance of practices or games events.

At the fields:

  • Clean uniform to be worn always.
  • Clean sneakers or cleats to be worn.
  • Soccer balls must be washed before arriving at the field, and the start of play.
  • Drop your player(s) off to a club adult representative.
  • Temperature digital reader checks to taken by parent at home before you enter the fields for any soccer related activity (practice or games).
  • Hands must be sanitized before and after practice and games by parents.
  • Dirty hands need to be washed with soap and water or an approved hand sanitizer (contains at least 60% alcohol).
  • No large gathering of people.
  • No player(s) to attend if he/she has any flu-like symptoms or has been in close contact with someone who has experienced flu-like symptoms.
  • No hand shaking or elbow bumping
  • No close contact – must maintain at least six feet from each other.
  • No siblings allowed to roam freely at practice or games
  • No spitting or clearing of the mouth.
  • Water bottles to be marked clearly and not put on the ground.
  • Players to work in grids 6 feet apart.
  • Only skill learning activities for the first two weeks of reopen.
  • Ratio to coaches or volunteers will be smaller (10) which will apply with State and FYSA guidelines.
  • No exchanging of snacks or drinks.
  • Always wash hands after going to the bathroom (parent/guardian supervision on specific ages).
  • Leave 6-8 minutes before the next person uses the bathroom
  • Do not use water fountain at the fields.

Adults:

  • Volunteers check your temperature at home before arriving at the fields (Wear gloves if you are more comfortable but discard gloves using with CDC guidelines).
  • Sanitize all equipment before and after practices and game play.
  • Assist with social distancing whilst coach/ trainers are coaching by herding the player back into secured areas of safety.

Parents:

  • Check son or daughter has washed hands for 20 seconds after using facilities restroom. Any player 12 and under must be taken by a parent/Guardian to the bathroom.
  • Ensure all your player/equipment and water bottles are cleaned before leaving the fields.
  • No Clearing of the mouth at the fields.
  • Maintain social distances from any other observers (6’ apart) from anyone not in your household.

Coaches/Trainers:

  • Temperature checked at home before arriving at the fields.
  • Ensure your equipment is cleaned before and after your session.
  • Develop a training plan in accordance with the club, county and CDC guidelines on safety and social distancing. Make Zonal areas where appropriate, coaching smaller groups of 4-6 players may apply.
  • Adopt a realistic timescale for your players and group events.
  • No close contact with players, parents or other coaches - CDC guidelines.
  • No spitting or clearing of the mouth.
  • No providing of snacks or drinks to any players.
  • When moving the goals wear gloves to or sanitize or wash hands after with CDC guidelines.
  • All benches to be washed before and after soccer day usage.

Referees:

  • When games resume, have temperature checked at home before events at Mako Soccer Club soccer fields.
  • Ensure your personal soccer equipment is clean.
  • Do not handle the soccer ball - feet only
  • Adopt social distancing when giving out advice or cards situations.
  • Adopt social distancing at the breaks in games.
  • Games fees to be received in an envelope only.

Opponents:

  • provide a form that all players, parents and trainers have had their temperature checked on this day of the Game.
  • No hand shaking, bumping or close contact with anyone at our fields.
  • Social distancing guidelines apply.
  • Pay referees using money inside an envelope.
  • Ensure your player’s equipment has been washed and cleaned before and when you leave the fields.
  • Water bottles to be marked clearly.
  • No exchanging of snacks or drinks.
  • Coolers to be marked clearly and kept close to their owner.

Look and adhere to Mako Soccer Club “at the fields” guidelines for players.