Thursday, 16 July 2020

COVID secure operating plan



Castle Hill Cricket Club
COVID-19 SECURE OPERATING PLAN  v.2.1 – RECREATIONAL MATCHES


The aim of this plan is  to reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19 at recreational cricket matches played at Castle Hill’s ground. This plan is based on a risk assessment that  recognises that  Covid-19 is a hazard, it identifies risk points and puts in place controls to mitigate the risk.  The attached Risk Assessment forms part of this operating plan. In formulating the plan the committee has considered relevant legislation and guidance issued by the Government,  PHE and the ECB.

1.      CHCC has appointed a lead Covid-19 officer (Nick Donald) and a Covid-19 match monitor (“match monitor”) will be appointed for each match. The match monitor is responsible for familiarisation with the operating plan and providing guidance to participants (players / officials, members, visitors) on match day.
2.      Participants will be asked to self-screen and to not visit the ground if they are displaying any Covid-19 symptoms.
3.      Government social distance guidance must be adhered to at all times
4.      Opposition teams will be sent, in advance, a notification of procedures put in place to ensure they can safely play cricket at the ground. The opposition captain  will also be asked to confirm that he/she will be able to provide, on request, names and contact details of the opposition team to aid test and trace
5.      The match monitor will keep contact details for the home team
6.      Entry from the car park to the ground will require participants to sanitise their hands. On exiting the ground hands should also be sanitised.
7.      The clubhouse  will be cleaned before and after every match
8.      Appropriate signage will be in place in respect of hand hygiene and moving around the ground and its facilities
9.      Appropriate hand sanitisation/washing and disposing facilities will be available within the ground at a number of points, including male and female toilets
10.  Participants (other than those pre-nominated) will NOT be able to access the club house
11.  Participants will  NOT be able to use the changing rooms save for access to the male toilets. A separate female toilet is available. Toilets will be cleaned immediately before and after every match.
12.  Participants will arrive changed or will change in their vehicle. Kit should remain in the vehicle until required. Sharing of equipment should be avoided.
13.  Participants are advised to BRING YOUR OWN WATER & HAND SANITISER where possible
14.  NO seating will be provided, participants should bring their own seating
15.  NO food will be  available on the premises. There will be no “cricket tea.” Please bring your own food
16.  Refreshments, including Beer, WILL BE available AFTER the game. Service will comply with hospitality legislation/guidance. Ordering and consumption will take place outside only. Payment must be made by contactless device. No cash will be accepted.
17.  Appropriate arrangements will be  in place to limit the number of participants scoring, operating the scoreboard, moving sightscreens and arranging the boundary flags.
18.  If you develop symptoms following the match please report via the NHS test and trace system
19.   Controls in place for playing cricket
·         No sweat or saliva is to be applied to the ball at any time
·         No spitting or rinsing out of mouths is allowed
·         Social distancing of 2m, or  1m + for  wicket keeper standing up and between slips
·         Where possible marking of running lines at 2m intervals on either side of the wicket
·         A ‘hygiene’ break every 6 overs in which the ball is sanitised (fielding captains responsibility) and participants clean hands
·         Batters and wicket keeper to sanitise gloves when leaving the field
·         Bowlers to leave jumpers, hats on boundary
·         OBSERVE SOCIAL DISTANCING AT FALL OF WICKET and DURING TACTICAL DISCUSSIONS
·         Ball returned from wicket keeper to bowler where possible
·         Umpires should  not touch  the ball
·         Umpire only to  replace bails



APPENDIX 1 – RESPONSIBILITIES OF CHCC  PLAYERS FOR MATCH DAYS


Each match requires the following to be nominated

-          Captain
-          Covid-19  match monitor (can be the captain)
-          ONLY Captain and Covid-19 monitor to administer first aid if required and to be familiar with first aid provisions under Covid-19
-          2  nominees to ‘operate the bar’ after the game. Must familiarise with serving protocol.
-          ONLY Captain, match monitor and bar nominees can enter clubhouse during matchday
-          2 scorers whilst CHCC is batting ( to swap, one in first half of  batting order and one in second half)
-          2 scoreboard operators whilst CHCC is batting ( to swap, one in first half of batting order and one in second half)
-          2 sightscreen operators
-          1 boundary flag operative



APPENDIX 2 –  SET-UP AND SIGNAGE  REQUIRED FOR MATCH DAYS


1.      Clubhouse to be  cleaned before game
- check First Aid
- ensure supply of face masks and disposable gloves behind bar
- ensure glasswear has been washed if not put on dishwasher
2.      Toilets to be cleaned before game – hand sanitiser, paper towels table  and pedal bin to be in each toilet (2)
3.      Table at entrance gate (by changing rooms) with hand sanitizer and notice saying “Please sanitise hands before entry and on exit”
4.      Social distancing signs at entrance and outside buildings
5.      Changing room doors to be opened.
6.      Entrance sign to male toilet next to away changing room door, internal direction sign to exit
7.      No Entry sign next to home changing room door.
8.      Notice next to clubhouse doors – NO ENTRY, AUTHORISED PERSONNEL ONLY
9.      2 tables and 2 chairs for scorers, scoreboard and numbers, boundary flags to be put outside by those with nominated access to clubhouse
10.  Hand sanitisers available for scorers and scoreboard operators and by each sightscreen
11.   First Aid Covid-19 provisions to be printed and left beside first aid kit
12.   Notice on clubhouse wall re process for ordering and payment for drinks
13.  Table outside clubhouse for collection of empty glasses and bottle

After the match

- Pedal bin contents to be bagged up and placed in main bin
- Glasswear to be put in dishwasher
- Toilets to be cleaned
- Clubhouse to be cleaned and surfaces scrubbed down


APPENDIX 3 – NOTE TO BE SENT TO OPPOSITION IN ADVANCE OF MATCH

Castle Hill Cricket Club
COVID-19 SECURE OPERATING PLAN

In advance of your match with Castle Hill we wanted to make you aware of the actions we have taken to reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19 on match day. We have in place a Covid-19 Secure Operating Plan based on a risk assessment we have undertaken.

By playing at Castle Hill you are opting to participate in cricket activity and you acknowledge that in doing so you are increasing the transmission risk, notwithstanding social distancing measures.

We ask that you circulate this note to your team so they can know what to expect. We also expect you to comply with the provisions of this plan and with legislation and guidance laid out by the Government, Public Health England and the ECB. We thank you in advance for your understanding and observance and look forward to welcoming you to Castle Hill.

1.      CHCC will appoint  a Covid-19 match monitor (“match monitor”) for the match. The match monitor is responsible for familiarisation with the operating plan and providing guidance to participants (players / officials, members, visitors) on match day.
2.      You are  asked to self-screen and to not visit the ground if you are displaying any Covid-19 symptoms.
3.      Maintain social distancing at all times
4.      Your captain on the day   will also be asked to confirm that he will be able to provide, on request, names and contact details of the your team to aid test and trace
5.      Entry from the car park to the ground will require you to sanitise your hands. You should also sanitise on exit.
6.      Appropriate hand sanitisation/washing and disposing facilities will be available within the ground at a number of points, including male and female toilets
7.      The clubhouse  will be cleaned before and after the match
8.      Appropriate signage will be in place in respect of hand hygiene and moving around the ground and its facilities
9.      You will  NOT be able to access the club house
10.  You  will NOT be able to use the changing rooms save for access to the male toilets. A separate female toilet is available. Toilets will be cleaned immediately before and after every match.
11.  You should  arrive changed or  change in your vehicle. Kit should remain in the vehicle until required. In the event of poor weather we advise returning to your vehicle to shelter.
12.  YOU ARE ADVISED TO BRING YOUR OWN WATER and HAND SANITISER
13.  NO seating will be provided, you should bring your  own seating, picnic rugs etc
14.  NO food will be  available on the premises. There will be no “cricket tea.” Please bring your own food
15.  Refreshments, including Beer, WILL BE AVAILABLE  AFTER the game. Service will comply with hospitality legislation/guidance. Ordering and consumption will take place outside only. Payment must be made by  card/contactless device. No cash will be accepted.
16.  Appropriate guidance will be given to you on the day to limit the number of players scoring, operating the scoreboard and moving sightscreens
17.  If you develop symptoms following the match please report via the NHS test and trace system
18.  Controls in place on the playing field

·         No sweat or saliva is to be applied to the ball at any time
·         No spitting or rinsing out of mouths is allowed
·         Social distancing (2m), except wicket keeper standing up and between slips where 1m+ allowed
·         Where possible marking of running lines at 2m intervals on either side of the wicket
·         A ‘hygiene’ break every 6 overs in which the ball is sanitised (fielding captains responsibility) and participants clean hands
·         Batters and wicket keeper to sanitise gloves when leaving the field
·         Bowlers to leave jumpers, hats on boundary
·         OBSERVE SOCIAL DISTANCING AT FALL OF WICKET and DURING TACTICAL DISCUSSIONS
·         Ball returned from wicket keeper to bowler where possible
·         Umpires should  not touch  the ball
·         Umpire only to  replace bails




Castle Hill  Cricket Club Committee,  July 2020

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