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Visiting Bower Fold - COVID-19

You will be asked for your contact details on entering the ground to enable track and trace.

Safety information will be displayed on clear signage visible when you enter the ground/stadium.

There will be floor markings throughout the ground/stadium to assist with social distancing.

In seated areas there will be seat markings indicating where to sit so that spectators are separated at a safe distance. (recommended 3 seats apart)

We have introduced additional deep cleaning measures to ensure the highest standard. Areas that spectators and staff frequently come into contact with will be disinfected at regular intervals.

Our stewards may be wearing protective face coverings but are on hand to help you with any queries you may have.

You will see hand sanitising stations situated throughout the ground/stadium and you will be encouraged to use these at regular intervals.

Please check our website on the day of your visit to ensure you have the most up-to-date information about social distancing measures

Please refrain from attending if you are displaying any of the symptoms associated with Covid-19, self-isolating or living with someone currently isolating.

A list of these symptoms can be found on the gov.uk website.

Risk Assessment
Risk Assessment No
COVID\GAMES\BF\2020
Work Area
Bowerfold Stadium
Activity Assessed
COVID-19 Protocols For Return to Play

 

HAZARDS
CONTROL MEASURES ALREADY IN PLACE
(A)
POTENTIAL SEVERITY
(B)
LIKELIHOOD OF HARM
(A+B)
RISK RATING
FURTHER ACTION REQUIRED
RISK ACCEPTABLE
Also - make a note of who is at risk from the identified hazard
What do you already do to mitigate and dangers
1 - None
2 - Minor
3 - Serious
4 - Major
5 - Death
1 - Very Low
2 - Low
3 - Medium
4 - High
5 - Very High
1 - 9 = Low
10 - 15 = Medium
16 - 25 = High
What extra needs to be done to ensure that the activity is as safe as practicable
Risk Rating 1 - 9 OK
Risk Rating 10-15 mitigate
Risk Rating 16-25 avoid - seek advice
Are you happy to continue with the activity considering the risk
Covid-19
Staff, players, management
All identified and nominated personnel within SCFC who would be deemed at extra risk from Covid-19 may be temperature tested on arrival at the ground
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*The testing will be recorded for monitoring purposes using the latest Gov guidance
*Anyone giving a high temperature reading will be asked to self isolate
*The testing list can be amended to include\exclude certain personnel based on SCFC requirements
Yes
Covid-19
General
All personnel who will work\attend games have been identified and understand their specific job roles as well as their identified ‘zones’
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*Stalybridge Celtic is to be split onto red\amber\green zones. These zones will denote where personnel are to operate as well as ensuring that sterile areas are kept sterile at all times
*All relevant SCFC personnel understand their job roles and their Covid-19 responsibilities
*SCFC personnel will receive a briefing before each match\training session, giving all latest advice and guidance
*Only identified and cleared personnel are to attend Stalybridge Celtic until further notice
*PPE protocols will remain in place until further notice
Yes
PPE
General
Suitable PPE has been identified, sourced and provided to SCFC personnel and will be worn at all relevant times. Extra supplies for PPE have also been sourced and ordered in line with specific job roles.
Additional PPE will be available to visitors However, visitors will be requested to bring their own PPE
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*Suitable PPE has been discussed and agreed for use by, Covid-19 Officer and Senior Management
*The main supplies of PPE will be held at SCFC for secure storage.
Yes
PPE
Usage and suitability
Specific job roles during match days have been identified as requiring specialist PPE (e.g. full-face masks for public facing staff members)
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*The PPE usage and suitability is to be constantly monitored and evaluated to ensure that it remains fit for purpose
*Feedback from staff will be constantly sought to ensure that the PPE is fit for purpose at all times
Yes
PPE
Procedures and standard PPE types in use
During match days, PPE is to be worn at all times in accordance with SCFC Covid-19 protocols
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*Social distancing and the regular washing of hands still remains as the best method of preventing cross-infection
*Suitable stocks of PPE will be stationed throughout Stalybridge Celtic during match days and are readily available
*Standard PPE that is available is:
Face masks
Full Face Masks
Gloves
Aprons
Hand Santisier (individual bottles, pumps, wall mounted units, free standing units)
Yes
PPE
Disposal
All PPE is to be disposed of in yellow clinical waste bags within identified clinical waste receptacles
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9
*SCFC maintenance and cleaning operatives to collect all waste during and after each match.
Yes
Cleaning
Red Zone areas
All specific areas which will be in use for SCFC first team and opposition for games at Bowerfold have been identified (red zone area). These areas will be disinfected 24hrs before each game by an external contractor
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*SCFC Operations Manager and\or SCFC Health and Safety Manager will contact the external contractor to ensure that they attend site in good time
*After disinfection, these areas will be sealed off to all persons who have not been identified as requiring access to the red zone area(s)
Yes
Cleaning
General
All identified areas of Bowerfold in which staff are based are cleaned on a daily basis by contracted cleaners - on conjunction with SCFC requirements
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*The cleaners used (and the company) are regular cleaners for SCFC and know the areas intimately. They also know SCFC staff and are briefed on a daily basis
Yes
CleaningLeague
As per NPL guidelines, all required cleaning is to be completed 3.5hrs before a game at Bowerfold
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*This has been communicated to the cleaning company and staff by SCFC personnel
Yes
Sanitiser and stations
General
Hand sanitiser and PPE stations are available within the main SCFC reception as well as all main areas of the stadium.
Staff who work in different parts of Bowerfold have PPE within their own area of working or use personal bottles of hand sanitiser
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*The sanitiser stocks are kept updated daily and replenishment is sought as required
Yes
Sanitiser and stations
Match-day
Identified areas throughout Bowerfold will have dedicated Sanitiser stations. These will be positioned in areas which are easily accessible to all visitors and staff.
These identified stations will be kept stocked at all times
These stations will be easily identifiable by way of signage and by asking a member of SCFC staff or stewards
These stations will have (as standard) - face masks, gloves, hand sanitiser
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Identified stations are.
*Station 1 - Front Door
*Station 2 - SCFC Main Office area (for SCFC staff use)
Yes
Sanitiser and Stations
These stations will be checked on a regular basis by SCFC Covid Officer
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Replenishment will take place as and when required during the day of games
Yes
Zoning
General
In line with NPL guidelines, Bowefold will be separated in ‘zones’ to prevent potential cross transmission.
SCFC have identified personnel who can access certain zones on match-days. This personnel list will be constantly monitored
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*These zones have been defined by NPL guidelines and cannot be altered by any SCFC staff member
*All zones will have PPE and sanitiser stations provided
Yes
Zoning
Red Zone
Only personnel who have been regularly Covid tested and are deemed clear can access the red zone area.
Only persons displaying a special ‘Red Zone’ pass may enter during Match days
Unathorised access to the Red Zone is not permitted at any time (even as a thoroughfare)
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*A clear list of cleared personnel has been defined by the NPL and SCFC
*All staff are to be made aware of the restrictions of the zoning requirements during pre-match briefings
*Access (and passes) to the Red Zone will be on a match by match basis, as determined by Covid 19 test results and names of individuals attending
Yes
Zoning
Amber Zone
All other access for personnel to Bowerfold on Match-day who are not cleared for the Red Zone, will be required to keep within the Amber Zone of the Stadium.
A separate access requirement will be in use as per NPL guidelines, for access to the Stadium
Only persons displaying a named, Amber Zone pass may enter the Stadium on match-days
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*A clear list of cleared personnel has been defined by the NPL and SCFC
*All staff are to be made aware of the restrictions of the zoning requirements during pre-match briefings
*Passes for the Amber Zone will be handed out by personnel who have the identified acceptance list on match-days
Access (and passes) to the Amber Zone will be on a match by match basis, as determined by Covid 19 test results and names of individuals attending
Yes
Zoning
Green Zone
The green zone is determined as the outer parts of the Stadium, in SCFC’s case, this will be the outer perimeter which will be stewarded to prevent access to unauthorized persons
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Yes
Access to Stadium
All access during match-days will be strictly monitored and temperature tested and if an attendee has a high temperature reading, they will be required to either wait in their vehicles for a pre-determined period of time, or to come back at a later date. If their temperature is then within the required limitations, they will be granted entry. If the temperature is still not acceptable, they will be refused entry to the site (this is non negotiable and for ALL persons attending on match-days)
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*No other activities will be allowed within the stadium during game days
*Security and stewards will undertake the temperature testing
Yes
Egress
Egress from the Stadium will be via the same route(s) as required for each identified zone.
Identified escape routes and evacuation strategies have been constructed taking into account the zoning pattern of the Stadium on match days
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*SCFC Match-day Safety Officer to confirm Egress requirements for each zone before each game
Yes
Home Team Areas
The identified home team areas , home and visiting team changing rooms and tunnel will have PPE and sanitiser stations placed within them for use by home team (and Red Zone cleared) personnel
Access to these areas by persons who are not cleared for Red Zone access will be denied and strictly enforced
The home team players are still required to social distance when not on the playing field
The home team players and management will also be required to wear a face mask when in the dressing room before a game
The home team management will determine a showering rota for players who wish to shower at the stadium
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*Home team management to ensure that the maximum amount of personnel allowed in any one area is strictly enforced
*Home team management (and Red Zone cleared personnel) to inform SCFC staff if extra PPE is required. This will then be delivered to the Red Zone by cleared personnel and handed over
*Home team will have exclusive use of both dressing rooms pre-match and at half time.
*Starting 11 located in the home team dressing room - substitutes located in the visiting team dressing room
*Post-match - home team will change in the home team dressing room and will stagger their showering in the home team showers.
Yes
Visiting Team Areas
The identified visiting team areas Sponsors Lounge visiting team dressing room for staggered showering (post-match) will have PPE and sanitiser stations placed within them for use by visiting team (and Red Zone cleared) personnel
Access to these areas by persons who are not cleared for Red Zone access will be denied and strictly enforced
The visiting team players are still required to social distance when not on the playing field
The visiting team players and management will also be required to wear a face mask when in the dressing room before a game
The visiting team management will determine a showering rota for players who wish to shower at the stadium
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*Visiting team management to ensure that the maximum amount of personnel allowed in any one area is strictly enforced
*Visiting team management (and Red Zone cleared personnel) to inform SCFC staff if extra PPE is required. This will then be delivered to the Red Zone by cleared personnel and handed over
*Visiting team will have exclusive use of the Sponsors Lounge Pre-match and at half time.
*The visiting team dressing room will be emptied of the home team’s belongings and equipment, and deep cleansed and sanitised by red-pass authorized SCFC personnel after half time so the visiting team can use it for staggered showering.
Yes
Media and Reporters
All media personnel are to be directed to walk round the ground to the designated Media entrance which has been identified as at Middle Turnstile There they will be required to give their names and identification in order to receive their pass.
All members of the media will be temperature tested at this entrance point.
All cleared members of the media will then be directed to the designated entrance point for all media, there will be a designated PPE and sanitiser station.
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*Access to the first team management and playing staff is only via requests to the SCFC Head of Media and will be conducted pitch side utilizing social distancing protocols.
*Egress from the Media area will be via the same path as the original access
Yes
Stadium Seating
A dedicated stadium seating plan has been devised for both Red and Amber zones.
The seating will be dedicated to particular sections of nominated persons (media\scouts\Directors etc.)
Each allocated section of personnel will enter via the main car park entrance where they will be required to give their name and identity and to undergo a temperature check. Protocols for high temperature reading(s) must be adhered to (mentioned above in RA). They will then receive their pass and be directed to the Amber Zone
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*Seating will be under social distancing guidelines and will be enforced at all times by stewards and SCFC staff members.
*Seating will strictly be via colour coding (no Red Zone personnel to sit in the Amber zone - and vice versa)
*A PPE and sanitiser station will be in place at the Red Gates for all Amber Zone personnel
*If someone requests to move seats - due to unforeseen circumstances etc, this request must be made to a SCFC staff member who will advise and assist
*Egress from the Stadium will be via the Blue Gates as per the access requirements
*Dedicated seats will be allocated to Directors\opposition Directors etc. These will have tags on them in order to identify certain personnel
Yes
Signed off by Wendy Mackie and Stephen Tate
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